China is said to be the front-runner in technology and innovation. From your phone to almost every single electronic item that you use in your daily life has a Chinese manufactured component inside it. United Trillions Zambia (UTZ), a division of reputed Chinese group, SunLine International Logistics recently approached us for a logistics software solution to manage their freight management operations. The client wanted a full-fledged ERP installation in a short span of time.
About the client
In its 19 years of existence, SunLine has become one of the pioneers in multi-modal transportation & logistics in Asia, South America, and Africa. The group is also a member of FIATA, WCA, CIFA, and BIFFA. In Africa, the company has its Head Quarters in Zambia and has its office presence in Djibouti and Mozambique. They are at their starting phase in Africa and presently operate 100 trucks in their fleet. The company has established its own yard & warehouse as well. Majorly UTZ has acid tankers in their fleet, along with containerized breakbulk transportation in and around the region.
Requirement Study & Implementation
When they approached us, the first aspect their operations team enquired was all they could automate all their processes. Most of the operational data were either handled by MS Excel or in physical paper. As part of its future vision, the company was in search of a software solution that could help them grow as an organization and take it to the next level. They requested our team to do a detailed system study and gap analysis at their office in Zambia. Ripples-FMS team members traveled to Zambia, spent a few days with their team and submitted a detailed report on where our logistics software could save time and money in their operations.
Implementing logistics software solution
We also had detailed discussions with Sun Line’s top management and finally, the project was given a go-ahead signal last month. The freight management project was divided into many phases and the initial phase comprised of “operations module”. Few of our implementation engineers were deployed at the client’s place and the project went live on 30th September 2019 as scheduled. The client was also happy that we were able to execute ERP installation and make the logistics software solution live in a span of one week!!!.
Our Implementation team @ Sunline Logistics
The next phase in our ERP installation consists of the “HR & Training” and “Stores & Workshop” module followed by the “Logistics Management” module. Our team will be stationed in their Zambia office for the coming few months and will be closely working together with their team to ensure the smooth running of our web-based logistics & transportation software. Another day, another happy customer. So, if you are in the lookout for a logistics software solution and more importantly a software system that can be implemented in just a few days, do write to us. You can also now chat with our pre-sales team by clicking on the chat icon on the bottom right of your screen.