How terminals could improve their gate productivity?















The primary objective of all terminals is to reduce the truck’s waiting time via smoothing the gate activities i.e. to prevent the gate from being a bottleneck. The time spent in waiting to enter the terminal is a consequence for the port/terminal performance.

Introducing KPI’s that could be measured at every step of gate operation with some good visualization of hidden data in the Terminal operating system is one way to improve gate productivity.

There are various steps that are followed in the gate operations and there could be bottlenecks at each level. Be it pre-gate, out-gate or yard-gate, if there are ways to measure them and analyses the reasons for delays, lots can be achieved by just taking some simple improvement steps based on such analysis.

Using a performance measurement tool that could plot trends from historic data hidden in the terminal operating systems with a peek to real-time operations at gate can produce the much required analysis and indicators.

The key to success in performance improvement is how much in real-time can these measurement be made available to people responsible for gate operation and if these measurements are simple to read and can give necessary alerts to those responsible to maintain smooth gate operation.

OneView”- The Business Performance Management will give you the tool to make your decisions faster by giving a real-time visualization of gate performance on a single screen and assist in creating controls and maintaining fluid gate operations.

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Get Real-time View in a Single Screen on Terminal Performance

OneView Berth Performance Dashboard 

Terminal performance

Since faster turnaround of vessels being one of the key priority for container terminal operations, OneView will give you the tool to make your decisions faster by giving a real-time visualization of berth performance on a single screen.

Gives you all information in a single click

  1. Real-time Shift Performance
  2. Real-time QC Performance
  3. Gross moves and Berth moves per hour
  4. Delays
  5. Safety issues

And many more to improve terminal operational efficiencies and quick decision making.

This dashboard shows real time data and gives live picture of vessel operations enabling the terminal staff to monitor and improve their work efficiency to achieve the desired targets.

Many terminals are unable to record/measure the real-time data and thus lag behind on their terminal performance. Hence with OneView you can foresee any operational issues and take proactive measures to overcome the hurdles in your terminal efficiency .

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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.

 Unplanned 01

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.