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655 Customers Surveyed

5,510 Data Points Collected

282 Published TechFacts

85 Published Charts

73 Published Case Studies



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N4 Improves IT Staff Productivity

What percentage would you estimate N4 has helped you increase the productivity of your IT staff?

Greater than 75%: 21%
50-74%: 30%
25-49%: 24%
10-24%: 15%
up to 10%: 9%

Navis N4 Gate and Rail Process Improvements

83% of surveyed customers rate gate / rail processes as being improved since their N4 implementation.

Navis Advanced Modules Optimize Planning Functions for a Large Container Terminal

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.

“The advanced software system gives more time for my planners to do other important tasks. We now have ample time to dedicate to advanced planning one week before it happens.”

Challenges

  • Ranks the following operational key performance indicators on how important they are to their terminal:
    • Quay crane productivity: very important
    • Road truck turn-times: very important
    • Yard capacity: most important
    • CHE moves per hour: very important
    • Planning efficiency: most important
  • Focused on improving the following areas for operational efficiency:
    • CHE routing
    • CHE utilization
    • Operator deployment based on classification of skills

Use Case

  • Using the following techniques to improve operational efficiency and productivity:
    • Improving operational disciplines and processes
    • Improving decision making processes
    • Implementing new optimization software
  • Has the following license and use of Navis Optimization Modules:
    • Expert Decking: a license and uses
    • PrimeRoute: a license and uses
    • Vessel Autostow: a license and uses

Results

  • Rated the level of productivity for each of the following key performance indicator (KPIs) with Navis PrimeRoute:
    • More QC container moves/hour: <5%
    • Improved planning efficiency: <5%
  • Rated the level of productivity for each of the following key performance indicator (KPIs) with Navis Expert Decking:
    • Yard capacity: 5%-10%
    • Planning efficiency: 10%-20%
    • RTG : <5%
    • QC moves per hour: <5%
    • Gate productivity: <5%
  • 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 : <5%
    • Stowage efficiency: 20%-30%

Medium Sized Terminal Operator Increases Operational Productivity by more than 75%

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise transportation services company is based on a December 2013 survey of Navis N4 terminal operating system customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Solved for the following challenges with Navis N4:
    • Quay crane productivity and vessel turn time
    • Equipment utilization in the yard
    • Efficiency with gate processes
    • Labor utilization
    • Customer comunication and satisifaction
    • Inventory management
    • Compliance and interaction with customs and tax offices
    • Operational visibility
    • Event monitoring
    • Reporting
    • Billing

Use Case

  • Purchased Navis N4 over the following competitors:
    • In-house development
  • Rates the following N4 capabilities, as they compare to competitors:
    • reliability: superior
    • scalability: somewhat inferior
    • performance potential: somewhat superior
    • technology platform: superior
    • company expertise: superior

Results

  • Moved to Navis N4 for the following reasons:
    • To update to a more modern platform
    • To better optimize operations
    • To prepare for or implement automated equipment or operational processes
    • To improve competitive advantages
  • Increased the productivity of their IT staff by 50-74% with Navis N4.
  • Increased gate operational productivity by > 75% with Navis N4.
  • Productivity of their yard operation increased by >75% with Navis N4.
  • Improved the productivity of their vessel load and discharge operation by > 75% with Navis N4.

Navis Customer Research

Why N4?

Why did your terminal choose Navis N4 TOS?

To gain operational visibility
44%
To optimize operational processes
63%
To more easily integrate with third party technologies
37%
To prepare for, or support automated equipment and processes
35%
To have the ability to tailor the TOS to meet operational requirements
37%
To standardize operations across multiple sites
28%
To scale as operations grow
44%
Previous TOS no longer supported
29%

Navis Customer Testimonial

Automation, when properly implemented, drives consistent operating practices that are highly repeatable. Once processes are reliable and repeatable they become candidates for continuous improvement. Continuous improvement is the key to competitiveness.

Richard Ceci, Sr. VP Technology and Projects, Virginia International Terminals, Inc.



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About Navis

Navis N4 is a sophisticated and modern technology platform that optimizes efficiency and helps to power the intelligent movement of goods through the supply chain. Navis N4 scales with your business to optimize utilization of IT infrastructure and eliminate unnecessary, upfront capital expenditures.

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