Smurfit Kappa takes control of its freight spend

When Smurfit Kappa in Sweden needed to take control of its freight spend management, they turned to Primelog’s solution for managing invoice auditing and cargo liability calculation.

Once fully implemented, Smurfit Kappa will have automatic freight debt calculation, as well as fully automatic auditing of transport services, with all deviations highlighted for the user. They will also have invoice control at the most advanced level, per consignment and including all kinds of surcharges. Additional functionality includes the ability to track costs and freight liability per shipment, carrier, customer, location of production and other parameters of their choice.

Torbjörn Pettersson, Supply Chain Manager at Smurfit Kappa Sweden, says, “The main advantage we identified when selecting Primelog was that it is a complete solution that is scalable to meet our future needs. It has the integration functionality with both our order system and our finance system that we were looking for.”

Lena Ridström, CEO of Primelog, says, “This agreement with Smurfit Kappa strengthens our presence in the paper and packaging industry. We are very delighted to have them as a new customer and look forward to starting the implementation process in 2018.”

About Primelog
Primelog is a business unit within Pagero Group that focuses on the development of transport management systems (TMS), components for supporting the entire procurement process such as contract management, automatic price/invoice checking, spend analysis and authorization. Pagero Group delivers cloud-based services to global companies for automating purchase-to-pay, order-to-cash and logistics-to-pay. All services are built on a state-of-the-art technology platform based on a container strategy that allows large data volumes, network enabling and seamless connection to any ERP. For more information, please visit www.primelog.com.

About Smurfit Kappa
Smurfit Kappa is a world leading producer of paper-based packaging with around 45,000 employees across 34 countries and sales of EUR 8.2 billion in 2016. The company manufactures paper-based packaging, with its locations supported by a network of paper, recycling and forestry operations. Smurfit Kappa is located in 21 countries in Europe, and 13 in the Americas. It is the only large-scale pan-regional player in Latin America. Smurfit Kappa headquarters are in Dublin with regional headquarters in Amsterdam (Europe) and Miami (the Americas). For more information, visit www.smurfitkappa.com.