Food importer and distributor implements a route management system on Dynamics AX connected to Google Maps

KPMG Crimsonwing, the leading IT Solutions provider in Malta, announced today the successful implementation of a custom Route Management Module on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 ERP for the leading food and beverage importer and distributor on the Maltese islands

The client has opted for the implementation of the world-class Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 ERP solution to facilitate their operation and achieve more efficient deliveries all over Malta and Gozo. With the Route Management system in place, a number of ERP modules are being implemented in a phased approach, including Accounts Payable and Receivables, Fixed Assets, Warehouse Management, and Human Resources.

The food importer and distributor needed a Route Management ERP system to assist them in the management of their distribution activities in the most efficient way possible. KPMG Crimsonwing’s qualified Microsoft Dynamics AX Engineers built several interfaces into the system including one with Google maps. The Route Management module generates a number of routes based on the sales orders due for delivery on that particular day. The Google Maps service is used to group these sales orders into the most efficient routes based on proximities of the localities. Vans and drivers are assigned to the routes depending on a number of criteria, such as types of products (frozen/ambient) and driving licence category. The picking lists for the sales orders, as well as the invoices, are all generated through the route management process. Delivery routes are automatically computed on a daily basis before the products get loaded on to the vehicle, which leads to time savings in the route planning process as well as increased accuracy.

Andrea Agius, General Manager at the company commented: “Since the Route Management system went live, we have realised immediate efficiency opportunities, both in terms of the manpower as well as in the processes that we adopt. The Route Management system is just a stepping-stone towards further improvement prospects. KPMG Crimsonwing’s Microsoft Dynamics AX consultants have fully understood our Group’s needs, and designed the Route Module around our specification which included Google Maps. KPMG Crimsonwing has created a solution that caters perfectly for our immediate and future needs.”

Illustrating the benefits of having a single integrated platform as your company’s backbone, Stephen Abela, Head of Dynamics at KPMG Crimsonwing explained: “The Route Management functionality built inside Microsoft Dynamics AX by our qualified engineers testifies how companies can improve the efficiency of their business by investing in robust systems, implemented by trained and certified personnel. Established companies such as our client now fully appreciate that the time and capital invested in having a single integrated system is conducive to great financial savings in terms of the time previously required to maintain multiple ‘un-related’ systems.”

For this project, KPMG Crimsonwing implemented and customised the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 solution, a powerful and agile ERP solution with rich and comprehensive functionality. KPMG Crimsonwing is a Microsoft Gold certified partner with many years of experience in the implementation and enhancement of the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform, both locally and internationally.


About KPMG Crimsonwing

KPMG Crimsonwing is an international business & IT solutions provider that supports organisations in business transformations enabled by technology. Our work focuses on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), eCommerce and IT integration. Using our business and IT expertise we can help automate and transform organisations with the established business technology solutions of Microsoft, Intershop and Magento and a wide range of professional services.

KPMG Crimsonwing consists of more than 350 skilled employees, offers 24/7 support services and has a near-shore centre in Malta. Together with KPMG’s global network of member firms clients can benefit from a broad professional palette of business services, enabled by technology.