Hercules Outsources Transportation and Logistics Functions to Odyssey
Prior to outsourcing to Odyssey, Hercules worked with a variety of third-party logistics providers who were focused on one or two modes of transportation. Unlike Odyssey, they were not connected to one another and could not provide Hercules with a holistic view of its multi-million dollar transportation spend.
“When you can’t measure efficiencies – or inefficiencies – within your supply chain, you can’t manage the processes effectively,” Pekarski said. “With Odyssey, we have a much better view of the entire scope of our transportation operations and transactions and can make better decisions about opportunities to trim costs wherever possible. We believe the savings generated by outsourcing to Odyssey will be significant.”
Odyssey’s transportation management solution interfaces directly with Hercules’ SAP enterprise resource planning application, incorporating SAP’s order management system directly into its freight planning solution. The technology integration provides the critical link to allow Pekarski and other Hercules senior executives to have one view of the transportation supply chain.
“The Odyssey team has a depth of experience, domain expertise and proven success at delivering significant cost savings to process manufacturers,” said Robert Shellman, the company’s chief executive officer. “Our business is to help these companies regain control of their transportation and logistics supply chains and improve their profitability so they can focus all their resources on their main business.”
Odyssey is a full-service third-party logistics provider with capabilities in all transportation modes – truck, rail, ocean and air. The company has significant experience supporting the requirements of the chemical industry where the movement of liquids and dry bulk are often an important part of the product mix. In addition to these services, Odyssey deploys a Net-native technology that easily interfaces with its clients’ ERP systems to enable tracking, freight audit, payment, event management, paperless documentation and much more. The technology is provided as part of its comprehensive value offering to clients.
Hercules manufactures and markets globally chemical specialties for making a variety of products for home, office and industrial markets. For more information, visit the Hercules Web site at www.herc.com.
About Odyssey Logistics & Technology
Odyssey Logistics & Technology provides outsourced logistics management services to the chemical industry and other process manufacturers. Odyssey allows these companies to outsource any part of the management and transportation of their raw materials and finished goods, helping its customers achieve cost savings through reduced transportation and infrastructure costs, measurable customer service and process improvements and improved data quality and management. Led by a management team with an average of more than 25 years of experience as chemical engineers and transportation and logistics professionals in all relevant modes of transportation, Odyssey is a trusted, reliable partner that combines supply chain and logistics expertise, technology innovations and proven outsourcing methodologies to help process manufacturers achieve significant savings. For more information, visit www.odysseylogistics.com on the Web.