Dürr Expands Digital Strategy to Project Logistics - Global Trade Magazine
  August 21st, 2017 | Written by

Dürr Expands Digital Strategy to Project Logistics

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  • Platform provides end-to-end supply chain visibility.
  • Dürr Systems implemented platform for complete process integration of plants, customers, and service providers.
  • End-to-end visibility of supply chain enhances quality of service.

Dürr Systems has taken another step forward in its ambition to become a global leader in the realm of digitization. The company now uses the IT platform AX4 for centralized control of the logistics processes associated with the construction of paint shops and assembly plants.

The cloud-based platform integrates over 100 suppliers, 119 carriers, 5 packaging service providers, and all construction project partners into the logistics supply processes. Together, this ensures that all components are delivered at the appropriate time.

AX4 has been customized to meet the unique needs of Dürr, a publicly traded provider of industrial systems and equipment with 15,200 employees at 87 sites in 28 countries. It functions as a single point of entry, bundling data, documents, and information from various sources and delivering the latest status updates. This enables constant monitoring of a component’s location – for example, whether it has passed through customs and will be delivered on time.

End-to-end visibility of the supply chain enhances the quality of our service,” noted Markus Ziegler, senior manager for distribution logistics at Dürr Systems.

AX4 provides all shipment-related transport and tracking information in real time. This makes it possible to provide precise delivery times and eliminates the need to hunt down this information in various IT tools. “The faster information becomes available, the more valuable it is,” noted Ziegler, expressing his expectations for end-to-end visibility in the shipping process.”

AX4 visualizes the supply chain from the moment Dürr system components are loaded at the production plant until they are shelved at the construction site storage area or with the end customer. “The digital transformation provides a real turbo boost for increased efficiency in production,” said Ziegler. “That’s the message of the digital@DÜRR strategy with its four pillars of smart factories, smart processes, smart services, and smart products. Now, project logistics has been integrated into the company’s smart future as well.”

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