Customer Feedback on Expert Decking

Results of TechValidate Customer Surveys.



Navis Expert Decking Improves Efficiencies in the Yard

With Navis Expert Decking, please rate the productivity improvements you have experienced for each of the following KPI’s.

+30% 20%-30% 10%-20% 5%-10% <5%

Increased yard capacity
Improved planning efficiency
Improved RTG Productivity
Increased QC moves per hour
Improved Gate Productivity

The Importance of N4 modules

What features of N4 are most valuable to the management of your terminals’ operations?

Expert Decking Module
64%
PrimeRoute Module
45%
Billing
42%
Automated Equipment Schedulers
29%
Vessel and Rail Autostow Module
22%
Other
11%

Navis Expert Decking Eases Yard Planning Processes at a Medium Sized Terminal

Expert Decking – eases yard planning process by providing a certain grade of automation to the actual yard manual planning process.

Application Manager, Medium Sized Marine Container Terminal Operator

Expert Decking is a Valuable Yard Planning Tool

64% of surveyed customers cite N4’s Expert Decking Module as being the most valuable feature to the management of their terminals’ operations.

VP of Medium Sized Terminal Testifies to Navis Modules

Navis is the best system that I have seen, especially the Expert Decking and Auto Stow modules.

Vice President, Medium Sized Marine Container Terminal Operator

Medium Sized Container Terminal Operator Improves Operational Efficiencies

Implementation of Prime Route and Expert Decking modules improved vehicle turnaround times across the board and allowed us to defer plans to implement phase 2 of our Appointment System to incorporate hourly time bands. More effective use of straddle carriers also allowed us to defer purchase of additional straddle carriers.

IT Manager, Medium Sized Marine Container Terminal Operator

Navis Optimization Modules and Services Customer Testimonial

For the yard, Navis Expert Decking makes it easy for us to increase our capacity, giving us more space than we had before. We can access the program online and that makes it easy for us to access our yard planning data before the stacks open.

Julius Mtwazi, Yard and Rail Planning Manager, TRANSNET LTD

Navis Optimization Modules and Services Customer Testimonial

Implementing Expert Decking and activating our allocation ranges have transitioned APMT Tangier from the manual planning of every empty discharge to have this done fully by XPS. We are currently rolling out PrimeRoute for Terminal Tractors and expect to see a better utilization of our truck fleet.

IT Project Manager, Medium Sized Marine Container Terminal Operator

Transnet Eases Yard Planning with Expert Decking

Introduction

This case study of TRANSNET LTD is based on a August 2014 survey of Navis Optimization Modules and Services customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“In the yard, Expert Decking makes it easy for yard planning and gives us more space than before. It makes it easy to access the data for yard planning before the stacks open.”

Challenges

  • Ranks the following operational key performance indicators on how important they are to their terminal:
    • Quay crane productivity: most important
    • Road truck turn-times: most important
    • Yard capacity: most important
    • CHE moves per hour: most important
    • Planning efficiency: most important
  • Focused on improving the following areas for operational efficiency:
    • Container decking in the yard
    • CHE utilization
    • Quay crane assignment
    • Berth planning

Use Case

  • Using the following techniques to improve operational efficiency and productivity:
    • Implementing a TOS upgrade /update
    • Improving operational disciplines and processes
    • Improving decision making processes
  • Has the following license and use of Navis Optimization Modules:
    • Expert Decking: a license and uses
    • PrimeRoute: a license and uses
    • ASC Manager: a license and uses
    • Vessel Autostow: a license and uses
  • The following initiated changes to the configuration of their Navis Module in the last year:
    • New services coming into the terminal
    • Quay crane changes

Results

  • Rated the level of productivity for each of the following key performance indicator (KPIs) with Navis PrimeRoute:
    • Reduction of fuel consumption: 20%-30%
    • Reduction of CHE Fleet Size: 20%-30%
    • More QC container moves/hour: 20%-30%
    • Fewer rehandles: +30%
    • Improved planning efficiency: 20%-30%
  • Rated the level of productivity for each of the following key performance indicator (KPIs) with Navis Expert Decking:
    • Yard capacity: +30%
    • Planning efficiency: 20%-30%
    • RTG : +30%
    • QC moves per hour: 20%-30%
    • Gate productivity: 20%-30%
  • Rated the level of productivity for each of the following key performance indicator (KPIs) with Navis Autostow for either Rail or Vessel:
    • Planning efficiency: 10%-20%
    • Yard productivity: 10%-20%
    • Reduced rehandles : 20%-30%
    • Stowage efficiency: 20%-30%
  • Tracked and monitored productivity improvements in the following ways:
    • Software business intelligence tools
    • Manual data collection and evaluation

Altamira Terminal Portuaria Lowers Yard and Administrative Operational Costs with N4

Introduction

This case study of Altamira Terminal Portuaria – is based on a September 2015 survey of Navis N4 Terminal Operating System customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

  • Biggest operational challenges:
    • How to best optimize the operation to improve productivity
    • How to best optimize the operations to reduce operational costs
    • High Trucker wait times at the gate during peak times
  • Rates the importance of the following key performance indicators (KPI) to their terminal’s operations:
    • Quay crane moves per hour: significantly important
    • Berth moves per hour: highly important
    • Truck turn around time: significantly important
    • Dwell time: important
    • Yard utilization: highly important

Use Case

  • Has been using N4 for 1 – 4 years.

Results

  • Chose Navis N4 TOS for the following reasons:
    • To update to a more modern platform
    • To improve competitive advantage and keep up with industry demands
  • Rates the improvement of the following operational processes since their N4 implementation:
    • Gate/rail processes: improved
    • Yard planning: improved
    • Vessel load & discharge: improved
    • Visibility into operations: improved
    • IT staff productivity: improved
  • Estimates the following processes have improved since their N4 implementation:
    • Gate/rail productivity: up to 10%
    • Yard productivity: up to 10%
    • Vessel load and discharge: up to 10%
    • IT staff efficiency: 10% – 24%
    • Billing processes: up to 10%
  • N4 helps their terminal to lower operational costs in the following ways:
    • Yard planning efficiency
    • Documentation and validations.
  • Feature of N4 that is most valuable to the management of terminals operations:
    • Expert Decking Module

Small Container Terminal Operator Improves Productivity with Expert Decking

Introduction

This case study of a small business transportation services company is based on a August 2014 survey of Navis Optimization Modules and Services customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Ranks the following operational key performance indicators on how important they are to their terminal:
    • Quay crane productivity: most important
    • Road truck turn-times: most important
    • Yard capacity: most important
    • CHE moves per hour: most important
    • Planning efficiency: most important
  • Focused on improving the following areas for operational efficiency:
    • The gate
    • CHE routing
    • CHE utilization
    • Quay crane assignment
    • Berth planning

Use Case

  • Using the following techniques to improve operational efficiency and productivity:
    • Improving operational disciplines and processes
    • Improving decision making processes
    • Optimizing software based decision making
    • Implementing new optimization software
    • Implementing process automation
    • Implementing equipment automation

Results

  • Rated the level of improved productivity for each of the following key performance indicator (KPIs) with Navis Expert Decking:
    • Yard capacity: 20%-30%
    • Planning efficiency: 20%-30%
    • RTG : 20%-30%
    • QC moves per hour: 20%-30%
    • Gate productivity: 20%-30%

Expert Decking Eases Yard Planning for a Medium Sized Terminal

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise transportation services company is based on a August 2014 survey of Navis Optimization Modules and Services customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Expert Decking – Easy yard planning process by providing a certain grade of automation to the actual yard manual planning process.”

Challenges

  • Ranks the following operational key performance indicators on how important they are to their terminal:
    • Quay crane productivity: most important
    • Road truck turn-times: most important
    • Yard capacity: most important
    • CHE moves per hour: most important
    • Planning efficiency: most important
  • Focused on improving the following areas for operational efficiency:
    • The gate
    • Container decking in the yard
    • CHE routing
    • CHE utilization
    • Quay crane assignment
    • RTG Optimization (RTG deployment)

Use Case

  • Using the following techniques to improve operational efficiency and productivity:
    • Implementing a TOS upgrade /update
    • Improving operational disciplines and processes
    • Improving decision making processes
    • Optimizing software based decision making
    • Implementing new optimization software
    • Implementing process automation
    • Implementing equipment automation
    • Collecting user concerns and doubts on new apps implementation
  • Has the following license and use of Navis Optimization Modules:
    • Expert Decking: a license and uses
    • Vessel Autostow: a license only
  • The following initiated changes to the configuration of their Navis Module in the last year:
    • Quay crane changes
    • Gate changes

Results

  • Rated the level of productivity for each of the following key performance indicator (KPIs) with Navis Expert Decking:
    • Improved planning efficiency: 5%-10%
  • Software business intelligence tools used:
    • Manual data collection and evaluation

Large Container Terminal Operator Improves Efficiencies in the Yard with Expert Decking

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise transportation services company is based on a August 2014 survey of Navis Optimization Modules and Services customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Ranks the following operational key performance indicators on how important they are to their terminal:
    • Quay crane productivity: most important
    • Road truck turn-times: most important
    • Yard capacity: most important
    • CHE moves per hour: most important
    • Planning efficiency: most important
  • Focused on improving the following areas for operational efficiency:
    • The gate
    • CHE utilization
    • Berth planning

Use Case

  • Using the following techniques to improve operational efficiency and productivity:
    • Optimizing software based decision making
    • Implementing new optimization software
    • Implementing process automation
    • Implementing equipment automation
  • Has the following license and use of Navis Optimization Modules:
    • Expert Decking: a license and uses

Results

  • Rated the level of productivity for each of the following key performance indicator (KPIs) with Navis Expert Decking:
    • Yard capacity: 10%-20%
    • Planning efficiency: 20%-30%
    • RTG : 20%-30%
    • QC moves per hour: 10%-20%
    • Gate productivity: 10%-20%
    • Tracked and monitored productivity improvements using manual data collection and evaluation.

Navis N4 Terminal Operating System Customer Review

5/5 Stars

From your perspective, please describe the biggest contribution that working with Navis and N4 has made to your terminal?

PrimeRoute and Expert Decking modules

Would you recommend Navis N4 TOS, and if so, why?

Definitely yes, The Navis Terminal Operating System (TOS) helps container, intermodal rail and shipping line terminal operators increase capacity and optimize operations to increase efficiency, lower costs and improve productivity.