Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG
As a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African company Imperial Holdings Limited, Imperial Logistics International is responsible for coordinating and managing all the international logistics business of Imperial Holdings Limited outside Africa. The varied portfolio of services at Imperial Logistics International, which has its headquarters in Duisburg, is separated into two divisions: the company pools all its transport services in the Shipping, Road and Express Freight business units in the Imperial Transport Solutions division.
The Imperial Supply Chain Solutions division covers all the services in the contract logistics, contract manufacturing and warehousing sectors for the Automotive, Industrial, Retail & Consumer Goods and Chemicals business units. Working together, both divisions provide a full and transparent range of services from one source along the complete supply chain.
Beyond its pure logistics services, Imperial Logistics International has also become established as a process consultant for third parties, a fleet manager for outside car fleets and a provider of insurance services related to particular sectors. Imperial Logistics International employs more than 8,300 people and, including the new acquisition, Palletways, generates turnover amounting to EUR 1.6 billion at 170 business locations.
The solid economy as well as acquisitions enabled Logistics Company Imperial Logistics International a strong growth in recent years. A partially heterogeneous system environment is a result of the expansion strategy. Therefore Imperial Logistics International found themselves working in accounting with two SAP R/3 installations. In practice, that means different processes, double master data maintenance and intensive system administration. The company decided to consolidate based on SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management in order to work more efficiently in the future, to integrate acquisitions faster into the system environment and to ensure globally uniform financial processes.
The requirements within the financial sector concerning process speed and the provision of complex information will increase continuously in the future. The technological aspects such as S/4HANA Finance or S/4HANA Enterprise Management represent a significant success factor, when displaying an integrated financial report prospectively.
“With the Roadmap consulting format of Arvato Systems we successfully managed to consolidate our commercial system environment sustainably based on SAP S/4HANA.”Reimund H. Kuche, Head of Accounting SSC, Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG
The solution and our services
A heterogeneous system environment as well as an increasing quantity and complexity of data made it necessary for Imperial Logistics International to look for a fast and a high-quality solution for the given processes. SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management enabled the company with a completely new way of dealing with Big Data and allows the company to process and analyze very large data volumes in real-time, so that proper decisions can be made and opportunities, trends and risks can be identified at an early stage.
Our services at a glance:
Arvato Systems convinced Imperial Logistics International with their self-developed consulting approach “Strategy Enabling”. The IT experts were able to guide them to the predefined common aim using the approach of holistic project consulting.
- Analysis and definition of the exact Pain Points as well as the aspired goals through joint workshops
- Creation of a “Big Picture” as a strategic aim
- Creation of an individualized Roadmap to operationalize each project and activity field to convert the systems onto SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management
- Creation of a “Business Blueprint”, including the definition of the required functionalities
We implemented the milestones of the roadmap throughout the project and realized the management aim of introducing segment reports successfully.