- Business processes can be assessed across the entire Supply Chain
- With the Predictive Analytics tool forecasts become possible for future developments
Munich, 1st March 2018. KRATZER AUTOMATION launches a new Business Intelligence (BI) solution for logistics. The analysis of transportation data allows logistics companies to review their business processes across the entire supply chain. A logical combination of all data mapped to relevant operational information is now possible. This new analysis will help support transportation companies to optimization their process across their business operations. The BI solution is available as a component of the cadis Transport Management System.
“The analysis of shipment data provides valuable information to help optimize processes across all steps of the supply chain – from the depot through to the yard and from the transport through to the delivery. Moreover, forecasts for future requirements can be predicted from the data with Predictive Analytics“, says Franz Renger, Logistics expert at KRATZER AUTOMATION.
Overview of the entire supply chain supports process optimization
The KRATZER AUTOMATION BI solution will enable logistics companies to be able to perform a planned versus actual analysis for future events. It will become clear where processes can be improved across the supply chain by monitoring the corresponding KPIs and where resources can be used in a better manner.
Absolute, innovative information can be obtained by bringing together different data sources. Some factors i.e. delivery rates, fuel consumption, mileage and the stops added by the driver can be assessed. At the same time, it is also possible to obtain insights about the reasons for problems occurring during the delivery. These include, for example, downtimes at yard gates together with time delays at goods receipt from the main carriage or during the loading process of shipments. During analysis it is possible to segment data into countries, regions or time periods when measuring KPIs.
The data to be evaluated for defined KPIs is transferred from the cadis operational system to a dedicated database. As a result, the inclusion in a company-wide KPI system is possible. The data hosting occurs within the data processing center of the customer or is performed on demand by KRATZER AUTOMATION. Where the customer has separate operational servers integration is possible in a central data base thus allowing data from peripheral systems to be cumulated.
A responsive and device-independent dashboard visualizes all processes and provides a comprehensive overview – the view is configurable according to the individual customer requirements. The requirements in terms of data protection are fulfilled at all times, through the complete encryption of data.
KRATZER AUTOMATION presents its new Business Intelligence functionality together with other innovations from the cadis solution which have been designed for both Primary and Secondary distribution operations, Terminal handling and Yard management at LogiMAT 2018 in Stuttgart (Hall 10, Booth C65).
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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