Munich, January 2016. How to ensure competitive advantage with digital networking: KRATZER AUTOMATION presents the latest version of cadis, the operational TMS at LOGIMAT 2016 from 08th - 10th of March 2016 in Stuttgart.
The exhibition will be a good opportunity for us to present to visitors the functionality found in the new release of cadis 4.0 at our stand Hall 7 Stand 7G08 which will highlight how to successfully manage the flow of goods in the future with cadis.
The slogan of LogiMAT 2016 is “Being innovative – Shaping change”. In keeping with this slogan, KRATZER AUTOMATION will be presenting at the exhibition this year the 4.0 version of cadis, the operational TMS. With this new platform, logistics providers are now able to network continuously the operational processes of the supply chain and take advantage of the opportunities of digital networking at every level.
KRATZER AUTOMATION has developed the cadis system specifically in six areas:
The new specialist functionality in cadis 4.0 introduces operational transport planning. With the integrated Rules Engine, dispatchers can let their expertise and experience interact with the software in order to automate their daily processes. This will give them more time to focus on specialist customer requirements.
The route optimization map based solution within the new cadis 4.0 version offers dispatchers complete transparency enabling more efficient decision taking. It allows more stops to be optimized on fewer routes thus using fewer kilometers. This results in huge cost savings and improved reaction times to unpredictable changes. During spontaneous pick-up orders dispatchers can see immediately the future impact on transport costs and arrival times. Based on this information the appropriate vehicle can be rapidly selected for the respective order.
KRATZER AUTOMATION has also developed its range of professional apps for the mobile employee. With its intuitive user screens, cadis assists the driver’s work, optimizes the order processing and reduces the error rate. At the same time mobile apps also allow for the flexible integration of external devices of third party carriers without having to make compromises in regard of data security or service quality.
The new dashboards of cadis 4.0 now make it possible to use selected real-time information for different user groups in order to take more rapid and efficient decisions. Managers are able to see online the current status of their transport process. In the depot, live data can be displayed on arrival boards so that the employees can prepare in advance their next steps during the loading and unloading processes.
KRATZER AUTOMATION has also extended the analysis opportunities based on flexible KPI which can be defined individually and provide valuable information about current and historical trends to the user. This allows users to rapidly identify potential errors and disruptive issues and will help to support the continuous improvement of the supply chain.
Freight carriers that use cadis 4.0 will benefit from the reliable performance and the high security of the solution. The system is scalable from small companies with 20 vehicles up to multinational groups with 100, 000 vehicles and several depots. With its robust security architecture cadis 4.0 also supports strict requirements in terms of protection of user and customer data.
Logistics providers throughout Europe use cadis for the optimization of their operational processes in the transportation of goods. More than 100, 000 mobile devices are now equipped with the software. In addition to the advanced technology platform KRATZER AUTOMATION also provides a broad range of services ranging from consulting services via customized proposals for hardware and software support through to financing templates for mobile devices.
About KRATZER AUTOMATION
KRATZER AUTOMATION AG 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, in the founder years, for example, for the operations control centre of Ruhrgas AG. The automation of engine test beds at SHELL and BMW Motorsport was soon to follow. The company supports the ADAC in optimising its breakdown service fleet through the use of mobile data communications. In the early 1990s, KRATZER AUTOMATION was transformed from a pure software company into a general contractor offering an end-to-end service. KRATZER AUTOMATION offers tailored solutions from the consultancy through the implementation and maintenance right up to financing. In 1999 the company was converted into a 'family stock corporation' in which the employees, management staff and founder families all have a shareholding. In 2013 Gerhard Kratzer transferred to the position of CEO to Robert Rubner and has since concentrated on the duties as CFO. Detlef Naundorf becomes a member of the Executive Board, increasing the board to now three members. In July 2015 Sibylle Pessall was appointed CIO and Andreas Pötz as CFO to the Executive Board with Gerhard Kratzer continuing to act as consultant.
For more than 30 years the software company KRATZER AUTOMATION has been supplying process-related solutions to the international automotive industry and the transport sector in Europe.
In the Test Systems business unit, KRATZER AUTOMATION plans and produces test systems for automotive development, predominantly for engines, turbochargers, gearboxes and other powertrain components. A major focus here is on test systems for energy-saving and eco-friendly drive concepts, with a particular concentration on the demands of hybrid or electric drives, battery and fuel cell technology.
With cadis, the operational TMS, KRATZER AUTOMATION's Logistics Automation business unit offers a transport management system for the planning, execution and analysis of all operative work processes for freight transport. Consignment tracking and optimisation of the processes in modern logistics companies are the central themes here.
About KRATZER AUTOMATION:
KRATZER AUTOMATION currently has a staff of approx. 300 employees at the sites in Munich, Stuttgart, Kassel and Wolfsburg. The company is internationally engaged with corporations in France, Great Britain, the Czech Republic and China. Among the customers of KRATZER AUTOMATION are companies such as: BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Ford, MAN, Porsche, Umicore, VOLVO and VW (Test Systems), bpost, Geodis, DB Schenker, GEFCO, IDS Logistik, Norbert Dentressangle, John Lewis, Österreichische Post AG (Logistics Automation) Rhenus Logistics and the Geis Group.
For 35 years, KRATZER AUTOMATION AG has been attaching importance to financial independence and long-standing relations with employees, customers and suppliers.
The company meets its social responsibility in a variety of ways. Support for local and supra-regional youth development projects, and the offer of an art award for artists with mental disability round out the company's social commitment.
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