Acciaierie Bertoli Safau (ABS) is one of the three main players in Europe’s specialty steel markets. Founded in 1988 from the merger of two steelworks – Safau and Officine Bertoli, with roots reaching back more than 200 years – ABS offers a wealth of industry experience. As a division of the Danieli Group, the company shares many of the characteristics of this global leader in plant construction for the steel industry, particularly an extraordinary spirit of innovation enabled by technology. ABS is committed to continuous research and development of processes and products to meet growing customer demand for highest quality, customized solutions.
With Transporeon systems, we have seen significant improvements. Load delays are now a small percentage and dock scheduling has allowed us to more effectively absorb peak shipments, improving customer service. We have significantly increased the number of carriers under contract by providing more flexibility and more timely control of shipment status.
Mirta Fior, Director of Logistics and Programming
ABS hoped to speed up transport allocation and improve loading bay processes, particularly at peak times. The company also wanted shipment visibility and more control over carriers, with the aim of expanding the carrier pool.
To tackle these challenges, ABS selected Transporeon software-as-a-service solutions on the Transporeon platform:
LOADING BAY EFFICIENCY
Vehicles spend less time in loading bays; constant flow, no stopping; more efficient loading; load sequence program available in advance
Every shipment can now be tracked in the system, all the way to safe arrival at the customer’s destination
Detailed data managed on the platform for every transport – time, cost, service levels, and other variables – enables accurate assessment of carrier performance
More flexible evaluation of cost/service; cost reductions by route type; more competitive bids due to the increase in carrier pool size and diversity