Toll Separation Program – Program Controls
Toll is the Asian region’s leading provider of integrated logistics services, generating annual consolidated revenue of $9 billion and operating an extensive network of over 700+ sites throughout more than 47 countries across the Asian region. In 2006, Toll Holdings acquired Patrick Corporation, making it the 4th largest transport company in the world. The ACCC ruled that the proposed acquisition of Patrick Corporation by Toll Holdings would substantially lessen competition in the market, and required Toll to separate its infrastructure assets (ports and Pacific National) from the logistics company to create the new Toll Group and Asciano Group. In order to comply with the ACCC undertakings, the Toll Separation Program was formed.
Core Consulting Group was engaged to provide program coordination for the Separation of the two companies. The Program crossed the spectrum of implementing a new WAN Network, implementing a new voice & mobiles environment, Data Centre migrations, upgrading & standardising Local Area Networks, SOE rollout, Migration of B2B networks, Migration of Windows, Unix & Solaris Applications, implementing Windows, Unix & Solaris Infrastructure, software development, upgrading service desk capability, and implementing security models & policies.
The strong and pragmatic controls framework put in place across the program was considered a contributing factor to the success of the separation program and its delivery on time & under budget.