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How terminals could improve their yard performance ?

Yard needs to be used effectively if terminal wants to improve revenue and profits. There are several yard performance  related KPIs like Inventory Aging, Inventory Levels need to be tracked and optimized. These need to be tracked in real time to react well in advance.

Most of the data is available in Terminal Operating System ,this data needs to be pulled and converted in meaningful and easy to understand information. OneView dashboards in Yard Performance area help decision makers with industry specific KPIs in a visually impressive format. All these dashboards are available on mobile,which gives freedom to decision makers and enable decision making from anywhere and anytime.

Below is one such dashboards in Inventory Analysis area

Analysis

 

This helps you to foresee yard inventory performance and take proactive measures to overcome the hurdles. It provides a good visual representation of facts in real-time , this particular dashboard shows performance in areas like,

  • Inventory Overview
  • Capacity utilization
  • Aging Analysis
  • Service wise analysis
  • Damage details

“OneView”- is a The Business Performance Management tool, which has dashboards for terminal to track performance in all areas. By representing reality in a simple but effective way to you, it enables you to take right decision at right time ,which is a key to improve the terminal performance.

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How BI helps in reducing unplanned downtime and manage asset safely?

Port Asset Management is becoming increasingly important, whether as a simple means of recording assets and maintenance works or as part of a larger scheme to fully optimise the management of all Port assets and resources.

Enterprise Asset Management solution contains information regarding work order cost ,work order execution details , work order downtime.“Maintenance” is the core feature, helps to minimize downtime reliably and integrate asset-related data, business processes, and analytics.

Asset Maintenance solution captures details about work order cost, work order execution details, work order downtime.Downtime can be a planned event or an unplanned event.

A strategic alignment between “Higher Productivity ” which is (operation KPI) and “Total Preventive Maintenance” which is (Maintenance Organization KPI) is brought in by:-

  • Reducing Unplanned Downtime.
  • Optimizing planned downtime

A good Business Intelligence tool , should provide :

1. Analytical capability to perform frequent failure mode analysis.

2. Comparative cost between periods for cost of break-down when planned downtime is performed on “TIME” V/S Cost of Break Down when planned downtime is delayed per day.

3. Comparative reason for analyzing what factors caused the delay in performing planned Maintenance.

  •     Weather or such external factors.

  •     Operational Pressures.

  •      Maintenance Inefficiencies.

Graphical decision tree:

Through Graphical analysis, the reasons for increase or decrease of unplanned maintenance cost can be analyzed by drilling down to core reasons, especially delay in performing maintenance delays. By carrying out preventive maintenance inspection and servicing on time, or within organization permissible limits, we can mitigate the risk of equipment failures and bring cost under control.

As can be seen in the below example of analysis, cost of repair tends to increase when the previous servicing schedules have been postponed ,and tends to be lower when servicing schedules delays are within certain limited delays. 81% of the QC repair Costs are when servicing schedules are delayed for more than 12 days, and this in consideration of the fact that QCs (in below example) contributes to 77.75% of repair costs overall.

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The analysis and the number generated by above 3, should definitely be a guiding factor for ports and terminal to:-

  •      Get Operations and Maintenance to agree upon planned downtime schedules.

  •     Execute Planned preventive maintenance ,under agreed schedule and variances.

  •     Improve upon Operational Productivity and Production Efficiency due to reduced breakdown.

 In practice, while TPM cannot be 100% implemented , the effort to perform any planned service (Preventive Maintenance) “ON TIME” reduce the cost of break down (unplanned downtime) by a significant margin. For ports, unplanned maintenance equals unscheduled downtime and a significant hit to the bottom line, not only in terms of reduced throughput and revenue, but also in terms of managing relationships with shipping lines.

Integrating TOS and ERP with Business Intelligence

Integrating TOS and ERP with Business Intelligence (BI) Solution for timely decision making

With the dynamic operations in Port industry, from the top management till the staff need right information to perform their jobs efficiently.
With increase in the volume of business and also due to unpredictable circumstances, it becomes difficult for the management to make Right decisions at Right time. When employees have access to the most accurate information at the time they need it, they are able to make timelier and better informed decisions. And as the quality of decisions improves, the business realizes improved operational results. Business Intelligence Solution help you consolidate data from different source- TOS, ERP or any application that you are using and provides you a better analytical report for precise decision making.

Many decision makers have to hold onto decision making process to get the right data from their subordinates which is a time consuming process at times.
Enabler BI- is a state of the art Business Intelligence solution based on proven Microsoft Technologies. Enabler BI provides stunning Dashboards and Cubes that integrates seamlessly with your existing TOS and ERP solutions, thus helping you for a quick and easy strategic decision making process.
This browser based BI helps you with a one click Cube reports at your fingertips. Its drill down feature helps management to drill down to the lowest level, monitor the minute details and helps them in talking right decisions.
Benefits of Business Intelligence in your day to day operations include:
* Lower IT dependability for getting required data. You may create your own reports as and when you need it
* No maintaining data in different spreadsheets
* Identify your business trends, Identify your most profitable customer
* Monitor your Yard operations, Berth operations just by a single click.
* Create your own reports.

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