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“Where the kings of data hold court”

AXIT PraxisForum Logistik opens the door to the digital world of top enterprises

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The IT company AXIT has assembled a cast of leading industrial and logistics enterprises to offer a glimpse into their digital data world. Attendees of the 17th PraxisForum Logistik, hosted by Siemens subsidiary AXIT in Frankenthal on April 11, can listen to leaders of the digital transformation explaining how they leverage the potential of digital information flows in their own businesses.

“Our forum this year will be a summit where the kings of data hold court,” says AXIT Head of Marketing Christian Wendt, promising a focus on innovative solutions and specific case studies that look at supply chain management and show how new analytical tools can be used to turn data into gold.

The companies on hand to share their digitalization experiences include Bayer, DB Cargo, and Roland Berger. They will be joined by AXIT, who will present innovative new solutions for digital supply chain management utilizing the AX4 logistics platform. The program will also provide ample opportunity for networking with other industry representatives and AXIT experts.

For information on participation and registration or to see a complete program of the 17th AXIT PraxisForum Logistik, please visit www.axit.de/en/praxisforum-2018.

 

Digital supply chains mean better planning for large-scale projects

IT experts outline what it takes to streamline project logistics

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Digitalization paves the way for more reliable planning when implementing complex, large-scale projects and the accompanying logistics processes. That’s the finding of IT experts at AXIT, a Siemens company, who studied what it takes to streamline the coordination of supply processes in industrial and plant construction.

 How can digital solutions be deployed to bring transparency and efficiency to the complex supply processes of large-scale projects? The authors of a new expert paper took on this very question, outlining the effects of digital information and supply processes in the construction and installation of complex industrial systems.

 “Digitizing the information processes makes it easier to integrate all the relevant project partners and brings transparency to logistical supply processes,” according to Christian Wendt, who co-authored the AXIT study. This enables more reliable planning and faster coordination of large-scale projects – which sometimes attract considerable public attention. “Digitized information and logistical processes help keep construction projects on schedule and enable the more efficient use of resources,” adds Wendt.

The authors demonstrate how cloud platforms provide the technological foundation for the digitized flow of information and the coordination of the project-related logistical processes. Such platforms bring all project partners into the logistical processes, transcending the boundaries of different countries, languages, and system environments. The involved parties can always see which transports are in progress at any given time and whether they’ll arrive on schedule. They also have constant access to technical drawings, customs information, and other important information. Solutions such as the AX4 logistics platform from AXIT can serve as control towers, giving supervisors a broad spectrum of reliable options for managing their projects.

The new AXIT expert paper outlines how suppliers, carriers, and construction companies can benefit from the digital supply chain in their project logistics and from the end-to-end visibility that this provides. The paper, entitled “The Role of IT in Successful Project Logistics,” can be downloaded free of charge at https://axit.de/en/project-logistics.

 

AX4 introduces two new Analytics Tools

Enhance and accelerate the analysis of logistical processes

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The AX4 logistics platform from Siemens subsidiary AXIT now boasts two new analytics tools to help supply chain professionals obtain faster, more powerful insights into their processes: “AX4 Cockpit” and “Analytics by Tableau” make it possible for data to be easily analyzed and visualized based on the criteria you define.The AX4 logistics platform from Siemens subsidiary AXIT now boasts two new analytics tools to help supply chain professionals obtain faster, more powerful insights into their processes: “AX4 Cockpit” and “Analytics by Tableau” make it possible for data to be easily analyzed and visualized based on the criteria you define.

How many orders are you currently processing? How has your shipping volume evolved over time? Are your transport contractors keeping their deadlines? “These new tools let logistics professionals navigate the flood of electronic data to find exactly what they need – for both operational and strategic planning,” explains Christian Wendt, Head of Marketing at AXIT, describing the benefit of the new features.How many orders are you currently processing? How has your shipping volume evolved over time? Are your transport contractors keeping their deadlines? “These new tools let logistics professionals navigate the flood of electronic data to find exactly what they need – for both operational and strategic planning,” explains Christian Wendt, Head of Marketing at AXIT, describing the benefit of the new features.

The AX4 Cockpit offers a real-time overview right in AX4 of the data and metrics you need and in a format you can customize to your unique needs and preferences, so you always have an up-to-date picture of your supply chain performance.

The partnership with leading data visualization provider Tableau brings a comprehensive data analytics portfolio to AXIT customers. Analytics by Tableau lets you apply various criteria to drill down in your data, compile statistics, and present your insights in any number of formats: diagrams, cluster analyses, geographic maps, etc. Analytics by Tableau also lets you integrate local files or external systems to study your supply chain processes.

“Data visualization opens up entirely new opportunities for analysis and interpretation,” says Wendt. “This reveals logical interrelationships previously hidden in tables, helping you make important decisions and better manage your logistical processes.”

For more information on the Analytics Portfolio from AXIT, please visit www.axit.de/en/analytics .