• U.S. consumer goods manufacturer CSS Industries opts for SCM software “Made in Germany”.
• Supply chain digitized in just three months.
Download: CSS goes live with Setlog´s supply chain system OSCA (Photo: CSS Industries)
(New York/Bochum, 20.8.2018) In August, U.S.-based CSS Industries launched Setlog´s supply chain software Osca SCM. After a three-month implementation, the Pennsylvania-based consumer products company will in future manage all order management and transport processes with the German software company’s web-based system. The aim of the software roll-out is to make order planning and coordination transparent and flexible. Above all, communication via e-mail and Excel lists is to be replaced by a central communication and data platform for all suppliers.
The CSS range of the manufacturer is mainly produced in Asia and Mexico. Suppliers deliver the goods by sea or air freight and in the USA and Mexico by truck to around 60 warehouse locations around the globe. CSS transmits all orders from its own ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system via Osca to the suppliers’ production factories. Starting with the order purchase and storage of necessary documents to delivery of the goods at the central warehouses, all supply chain partners communicate via the SCM platform.
Delivery dates, quantities and means of transport can be agreed during the planning and production phase. Delays or process changes, such as delayed container transport or missing documents, automatically trigger a message to all parties involved.
As a special feature, Setlog has realized a container load optimization for CSS. Like the well-known Tetris game, this enables CSS suppliers to bundle a virtual container. In addition, a so-called consolidator optimizes all virtually packed containers across all suppliers before the real transport in order to keep the empty runs as low as possible.
Among other things, a comprehensive reporting analyses production and freight costs, throughput times, adherence to delivery dates or utilization of freight containers and provides information on the delivery performance of shipowners and suppliers.
Nora Breuker, Digital Marketing Strategist
Setlog GmbH, Alleestraße 80, 44793 Bochum, Germany
Phone +49 234 720 285 78, firstname.lastname@example.org, setlog.com
Setlog Holding is a provider of tailor-made Supply Chain Management (SCM) software solutions. The central product is the cloud-based SCM software OSCA®, which is used by over 150 brands in the apparel, electronics, food, consumer goods and hardware sectors. With the help of OSCA®, companies network with their customers, suppliers and service providers to optimally coordinate their supply chain, accelerate processes and manage supply chains efficiently.
Setlog GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Setlog Holding AG. Founded in 2001, the company is now a leading provider of SCM software with over 35,000 users in 92 countries. The software company employs 60 people between Bochum (headquarters), Cologne and New York. www.setlog.com
About CSS Industries
CSS Industries is a consumer goods company that designs, manufactures and distributes seasonal and everyday products. The product range includes decorative ribbons and bows, greeting cards, gift packaging, decorative items, flower accessories, handicrafts and educational products, stationery, magazines, photo albums, fashion accessories and other gifts. Customers range from mass sellers and drugstore chains to supermarkets, party or gift shops. The headquarters are in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, in the USA. CSS also operates production facilities and/or warehouses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Texas and Alabama. A sourcing office is located in Hong Kong.