The pandemic and its aftereffects followed by other black swan events such as the Suez Canal blockage or massive port congestions across global ports have pushed companies to realize the need for resilience in their supply chains. With businesses rapidly digitizing processes to stay ahead of the game, building resilient supply chains has become an utmost priority.
Supply chain resilience effectively translates to how quickly and proactively can businesses comprehend an impending disruption and take corrective actions to mitigate risks, respond to any shortages to prevent extensive downstream impacts. With most businesses still invested in legacy technology platforms to run supply chains, there is a lack of actionable data and insights that can be used to improve overall supply chain performance and save costs.
This is primarily where SAP TM comes into play. Apart from its numerous benefits SAP Transportation Management can augment a business’ analytical capabilities and provide actionable insights to strengthen the entire supply chain ecosystem.
As businesses continue to find solutions to build more agile networks and effective risk mitigation strategies, customer expectations are soaring. The onset of the pandemic has accelerated consumer behavior with more customers demanding the ‘Amazon experience’. There is an increasing need for supply chain visibility as end consumers demand real-time tracking and tracing capabilities of their shipments. Businesses must comply or risk losing competitiveness.
SAP Transportation Management provides enhanced shipment visibility across the supply chain which can bring better control, significant cost savings, and the needed agility to manage any future disruptions.
Keeping all these factors in mind we have developed an innovative template-based product-Instant TM that is of great value to organizations willing to transform their supply chains into smarter, network-centric, and collaborative ecosystems.
Instant TM is Novigo’s packaged, template-based solution for proven SAP TM implementations with the fastest time-to-value. We've developed Instant TM based on Novigo´s best practices acquired over the years throughout our industry-leading and diverse 69+ SAP TM project implementations. This offering is ideal for businesses that are looking to digitize their logistics processes with better outcomes and ROI than traditional TMS implementations.
Instant TM is a valuable solution for shippers and manufacturers that want to digitize their logistics processes and are looking for a quick, proactive, and easy-to-adopt solution.
Along with flexible road transportation solutions, Novigo has Instant TM packages for other modes of transportation, and shippers can mix and match these solutions depending on their business requirements.
Instant TM is the comprehensive toolkit for a successful implementation.
It consists of:
With Instant TM we have crafted an effective 6-step methodology that helps us determine the best implementation strategy for your business needs. Baseline scenarios are ready to run as a foundation to start your fit-gap analysis & accelerate your deployment. The implementation utilizes the following:
Our Discovery Workshops are designed with a step-by-step approach that makes the process efficient and effective. We start by validating the customer’s business scenarios according to specific requirements. Then with solution deployment, we apply baseline scenarios that are uploaded directly into the customer’s business environment.
What differentiates our Discovery Workshops is that we validate the best practices in real-time along with the stakeholders by engaging them firsthand into the process. As we build out the scenarios, we show in a live environment how the solution performs while gathering feedback. This allows the scope for iterative improvement with the team and the stakeholders, and can even be done entirely remotely.
Instant TM comprises an end-to-end toolkit for acceptance testing, production rollout, cutover activities, and training through the end of the project including hyper-care, monitoring, and handover.
Our Discovery Workshops are tailored in remote setup given the present market conditions and generally comprise of two or three sessions of two or three hours. This duration allows ample opportunity to bring the right decision-makers to the table to discuss and understand the business needs in appropriate detail. The use of interactive collaboration tools keeps the sessions engaging and helps answers questions like:
Outcomes of the workshops typically include a proposal with timelines, cost, expectations, and a roadmap ahead.
The timelines generally vary from customer to customer depending upon the complexity of requirements. Basic scenarios can be implemented as fast as 14 weeks.
While our first implementation was completed within 11 weeks starting from kick-off to go-live, several factors determine the actual timeline of the implementation including:
Some customers want a controlled implementation in phases by scenario, mode, geography, or business unit. Instant TM is also well suited for this approach. Customers may opt for road transportation solutions first and then go on to add other modes, for example.
With Novigo’s Instant TM we guarantee a 360° view of the scope of your future transformation project. Join our customers who have realized higher ROI with Instant TM’s accelerated approach and benefited from our proven industry best practices. To learn more, book a Discovery Workshop today.