Transparent data streams, better communication and Green Logistics
Munich, June 2012. Fiege Logistik (Schweiz) AG, one of the leading Swiss logistic companies, has opted for the operational Transport Management System cadis by KRATZER AUTOMATION. The company wants to use the new logistics software to increase supply chain transparency, optimize short-distance traffic processes and rapidly implement customer workflow requirements. Furthermore, the CO2 balance of the fleet should be improved by the route optimization. KRATZER AUTOMATION has implemented the modularly structured software solution in the Swiss platforms of Fiege Logistics (Switzerland) AG and has equipped more than 200 vehicles with mobile data acquisition devices.
Fiege Logistik (Schweiz) AG is one of the leading Swiss companies in the logistics and transport sector. The company offers an extensive range of services based on classic products such as general cargo transportation nationwide, european, overseas and air freight transport. The company focuses above all on the optimization of the entire supply chain from procurement via warehousing to distribution logistics. “Efficient logistics concepts tailored to cope with the customer's specific situation are developed in close discussion with the customer” says Jürg Dünner, responsible for the national distribution. “cadis allows us to adapt the national micro-distribution in Switzerland more closely to our customers’ needs, which in turn, strengthens and increases our competitive position”.
cadis is an integrated software solution which covers all operative processes in transport logistics. Fiege Logistik (Schweiz) AG uses different function modules of the operative logistics software to efficiently manage short-haul transport and also to make logistic data transparent and available in real-time, from pick-up to delivery.
The key functions here are the improved mobile communication between driver and dispatcher, the pick-up and delivery scheduling, the administration of loading equipment and vehicles as well as the customer-specific order handling. With cadis, Fiege Logistik (Schweiz) AG is able to map the diverse customer requirements about the documentation of the supply chain and in future it can integrate supplementary services in the delivery procedure.
Furthermore, Fiege Logistik (Schweiz) AG can analyse all driven tours in detail and can carry out optimization measures to reduce the fuel consumption of the fleet.
KRATZER AUTOMATION implemented the software solution in the trans-shipment centres of Fiege Logistik (Schweiz) AG, platform dependent in a French, German or Italian version. In parallel, the fleet of over 200 vehicles were equipped with Motorola MC75 data acquisition devices, and the drivers and dispatchers were trained in using the new system. KRATZER AUTOMATION has expanded its market position in the operational Transport Management Systems industry, through the project for Fiege Logistik (Schweiz) AG: at present, companies in 15 European countries are using cadis for their transport logistics. So far, KRATZER AUTOMATION has delivered more than 100.000 software licences and more than 70.000 terminals.
About Fiege Logistik (Schweiz) AG:
Fiege Logistik (Schweiz) AG, headquartered in Münchenstein, Switzerland, is a subsidary of the internationally active Fiege Group, headquartered in Greven, Germany, who develop and realize integrated, holistic supply chain systems. The Fiege Group currently employs over 21000 people in 222 locations in 18 countries. Fiege Logistik (Schweiz) AG is one of the leading service providers in the swiss transport and logistics sector.
The company daily schedules a fleet of over 200 vehicles, with more than 2500 general cargo shipments. The trans-shipment platforms of Fiege Logistik (Schweiz) AG are located in Bern, Martigny, Münchenstein, Bülach, Ecublens, Oftringen and Dotzigen.
For further information, please visit: www.fiege.ch
About KRATZER AUTOMATION
KRATZER AUTOMATION was founded in 1980 by Gerhard Kratzer and Paul Balz as Gerhard Kratzer GmbH Automatisierungstechnik München. From the outset, the company focused on creating industrial, process-related software. Projects in the company’s early years addressed a wide range of industries: in addition to developing the software for Ruhrgas’ operations control centre in Essen, the company was also commissioned to automate engine test benches for SHELL and BMW Motorsport and supported the ADAC in controlling its breakdown service fleet through the use of mobile data communications.
Since the mid-1980s, the company began developing software tools for various applications, for example for capturing and storing measurements and displaying them in diagrams. Early in the 1990s, KRATZER AUTOMATION was transformed from a pure software company to a general contractor offering an end-to-end service. In 1999, the company was converted into a stock corporation.
For more than 32 years, KRATZER AUTOMATION has been a successful software company for process-oriented solutions in the automotive, electronic manufacturing and the transport industries. In all three sectors, we strive for optimal solutions and efficient processes along the customer value chain.
KRATZER AUTOMATION proposes cadis, an operational Transport Management System (TMS) to optimise the planning, the execution and the analysis of all operational work processes for the distribution of goods for freight forwarders. Shipment tracking and optimization of working processes are two central components.
The workforce increased continuously to its current level of around 200 employees who work at eight locations worldwide both in Europe and Asia. In addition to its headquarters in Munich, KRATZER AUTOMATION has branch offices in Stuttgart and Wolfsburg, as well as subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Czech Republic and China.
The following organisations are customers of Kratzer Automation: BMW, Bosch, Geodis CIBLEX, Daimler, DB Schenker, DHL, DPD, IDS Logistik, Liebherr, MAN, MTU, Porsche, Austrian Post, Siemens, TNT, Umicore, VW and Zollner.
In its Test Systems division, KRATZER AUTOMATION plans and implements test systems for the automotive industry, for example for engines, turbochargers and gear chains. In particular, the company focuses on developing test benches for energy-saving and environmentally-friendly drive concepts.
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