After FLSmidth & Co. spent two frustrating years attempting to build internal logistics programs on its own, the global engineering firm threw its hands in the air and came to PSL in search of a real solution. FLSmidth needed a cohesive system that could manage packing slip data from suppliers as well at its own products that are shipped worldwide.
Trying to combine materiel data and transportation management from multiple programs is more than enough headache to send a company running for the hills. But PSL lives to resolve confusing supply chain puzzles and couldn’t wait to get cracking on this particular challenge.
PSL’s IT department really geeked out while finding answers to FLSmidth’s logistics problems. In just a few weeks, admittedly fueled by a continuous loop of headbanger anthems and plenty of Red Bull, our supply chain specialists developed a solution that merged FLSmidth’s multiple tracking programs into one, simple system that could be utilized from multiple offices around the world.
By employing PSL as its preferred supply chain partner, FLSmidth streamlined its operations and enjoyed an overall drop in its levels of frustration and blood pressure. PSL optimized FLSmidth’s supply chain and saved the company 58 percent in labor costs that had once been allocated to managing the now obsolete older system. Our obsessive logistics experts also identified and fixed numerous inefficiencies in FLSmidth’s freight management processes, resulting in a 7.8 percent reduction in freight costs.
PSL’s customized solutions integrated FLSmidth’s data into a single, easy-to-use portal that reduced human error and took transparency and actionable data to a whole new level. But we’re now taking a break from Red Bull and any songs that feature screaming vocals.