Optimize your rail freight transport: capacity, availability and penalties
Optimize your rail freight transport to avoid penalties that weigh heavily on your budgets, while making your teams' work easier.
Today, there is a real need to digitalise a number of business processes in the world of rail transport in order to increase efficiency and to improve the operational relationship with the various service providers in the logistics chain.
As part of its drive to digitalise its transport, cement manufacturer Ciment Calcia, a subsidiary of the HeidelbergCement Group, wanted to proactively monitor its transport from A to Z by automating time-consuming tasks, and to increase the overall productivity of its rail activity.
Until then, Ciments Calcia used a multitude of tools for the same procedure and was unable to communicate with all its carriers. The company then called on Everysens to work on the interoperability of its data and the centralisation of information.
Before the deployment of the Everysens solution, the management of Ciments Calcia's transport processes was complex: dealing with several railway companies, their tool only allowed communication with some of their carriers. Indeed, the cement manufacturer only had one tool that allowed them to automatically connect to a single railway company and had to send a document via e-mail for another.
Although this tool was functional, it did not allow the entire transport reservation to be digitised, nor did it allow for the monitoring of its execution or compliance once it had been completed.
Moreover, they needed several tools to perform one procedure at a time: in other words, performing simple operations was unproductive and time-consuming.
Ciments Calcia was looking for an optimal improvement of its processes, but also for a thorough control of its transport plan.
The cement manufacturer wanted to have direct access to reliable and relevant indicators in order to be able to steer its logistics investments according to its real transport capacities.
Ciments Calcia relies heavily on its collaboration with Everysens, which provides the only solution on the market that is truly adapted to its needs. The challenge of this project is to centralise transport information via a single, ergonomic and functionally rich interface.
The aim is to enable Ciments Calcia to proactively monitor its transports from A to Z, by automating time-consuming tasks. This is achieved by having a single tool for transmitting transport orders to its various railway companies and for monitoring the trains in real time. The aim is to increase the overall productivity of its rail activity.
Control of transport costs
Control of its transport piloting