08 July 21

Howard Tenens Logistics Partners with Enterprise Software Systems

Howard Tenens Logistics, a quality-focused, independent family business delivering mutual value through great people, collaboration and technology has partnered with Enterprise Software Systems (ESS) to be their Transport Management System (TMS) provider.

Howard Tenens believes in technology as a differentiator. The company has invested heavily in its systems and IT infrastructure, a strategy that is set to continue. Howard Tenens required industry-leading technology that would complement their best-in-class warehouse management system. There needed to be clear business alignment through cultural and behavioural development with a focus on partnership and ownership.

ESS is a business with a long-standing history of providing transport solutions within the logistics industry. They provide an intuitive interface with clear dashboards and navigation and are constantly evolving and improving their product with new developments. Their solutions focus on the improvement of operations through flexible visual planning tools, load optimisation, web portals and business intelligence. They have a key focus on visibility with real-time tactical data boards and alerts available. Additionally, ESS provide information through an integrated Business Intelligence module, allowing for strategic operational decisions to be made.

Jason Moscrop – Operations Director at Howard Tenens commented, “Partnering with ESS for our transport management solution was an easy decision to make based on the rigorous protocols the project team went through with the ESS team to align both the solution and the process. It was vitally important that the ESS team understood our requirement and in addition the need to support the delivery of the project as one team. As a partner, ESS has clearly demonstrated that they have the technology and the cultural fit with Howard Tenens to help us add mutual value to our customers whilst catering for the future needs of the business.”

Howard Tenens develop long-standing partnerships with all their customers and suppliers and undertook the same approach when engaging with TMS providers. The new system needed to upgrade the pre-existing solution and manage an array of complexities that come from Howard Tenens’ varied customer base including FMCG, Retail, Packaging and Automotive industries.

ESS’ TMS solution is now providing the third-party logistics business with enhanced route optimisation and accurate costings for ad hoc and regular work whilst reducing administration across multiple functions such as invoicing, reporting and planning. The new TMS also provides both environmental and financial benefits through capacity optimisation, reduced mileage and live status update reporting.

Charlie Nash – ESS Sales Director commented, “ESS are delighted to have been chosen as a partner in the implementation of our TMS solution which, by working together as a team, will be a source of pride to both our organisations.”