Beckman Coulter is a leading manufacturer of biomedical-testing-instrument systems, tests, and supplies. From medical research and drug discovery, to clinical trials, to laboratory diagnostics, and point-of-care testing—Beckman Coulter’s 275,000 installed systems operate on seven continents to provide essential biomedical information that enhances healthcare around the world.
Beckman Coulter―continually focused on performance improvement across the enterprise―wanted to develop a new distribution strategy for its North American operations. The company, a long-time Oracle application and technology user, selected Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Warehouse Management as the IT foundation that would make its new strategy a reality. The applications, which integrate with Beckman Coulter’s Oracle E-Business Suite environment, are delivering powerful benefits. The company has automated core transportation and warehouse management processes to lower shipping costs while optimizing routes. It has also improved order accuracy and on-time delivery, boosted warehouse productivity, and reduced product waste.