Dayton Freight is a union-free, customer-driven business. Established in 1981, Dayton Freight is a dependable regional LTL carrier that businesses rely on every day. With 4500 employees, Dayton Freight delivers 98.6% on-time services. The company has approximately 80 service centers (mostly in the upper Midwest), 1530 semi-tractors, and 3803 trailers.
The Oracle ERP Cloud implementation is a multi-phased project designed to enhance the business user experience and take advantage of the latest technology while minimizing disruption to effective existing business processes within the organization.
Dayton Freight has a track record of innovation when it comes to leveraging technology to maintain customer satisfaction as well as back-end office efficiency. The leadership team at Dayton Freight saw the opportunity to further optimize the business’ backend financial processes, and implement modern reporting with the latest cloud technology offered by the Oracle Cloud SaaS Applications.
The initial six-month phase of the project included moving financial applications from the legacy AS/400 platform to Oracle ERP Cloud, converting legacy data, and developing interfaces using Oracle Web Services to integrate key front-end applications into Oracle ERP Cloud.
Dayton Freight and Terillium collaborated for a successful go-live that came in on-time and on-budget. The project teams integrated multiple front-end applications while streamlining back-end financial processes and bank interfaces.
Go live is a critical day for ERP implementations, typically with concerns over unanticipated events or missed system requirements. This was not the case for Dayton Freight as the team was genuinely excited about the new system that would optimize multiple internal processes. Go-live for phase one of the project was an anticipated and celebrated event.