The Waelzholz Group is an international manufacturer of cold-rolled and tempered steel strips and profiles headquartered in Hagen in the north-western part of Germany. As a technology leader, the Waelzholz Group produces about 780,000 tons of high-quality cold-rolled steel strips and profiles per year with 2,400 employees at thirteen production sites in Europe, North and South America and Asia. With an extremely wide range of steel materials, Waelzholz offers innovative solutions for customers in the automotive, energy and capital goods sectors. Key values for this independent family-owned company include a future-oriented corporate structure and sustainable growth.
Like most large shippers, we found that relatively little went on in the mornings. In the afternoons we suddenly had up to 20 trucks per hour and there were considerable delays. With the platform, we were able to reduce truck waiting times substantially, because what is most important to us is punctual delivery and thus better customer service.
Dr. Ernst-Martin vom Bovert, Head of Logistics
To improve operations at the loading stations, Waelzholz implemented Transporeon Time Slot Management and Transport Assignment with ‘no-touch’ orders in April 2010.
Shorter waiting times
Waiting times for incoming trucks more than halved; loading times significantly shortened by pre-picking shipments
By significantly reducing waiting times, demurrage claims and charges are largely avoided
More partner cooperation
Strong acceptance by self- collectors and carriers; high adherence to delivery dates and punctuality
Processes are much more transparent and efficient; on-time deliveries mean that customers are able to shrink inventory