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870 Customers Surveyed

7,407 Data Points Collected

317 Published TechFacts

114 Published Charts

73 Published Case Studies



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After using N4 for 5-7 years, what N4 features are most valuable to you?

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

Automated Equipment Schedulers
53%
Expert Decking Module
50%
Billing
43%
PrimeRoute Module
40%
Vessel and Rail Autostow Module
40%
Other
17%

Navis Customer Testimonial

We would like to have an easier and quicker system to generate reports. Today, reports must be done by IT staff. An easier reporting tool that can be used by ordinary users would be useful.

Ricardo Abruzzinni Filho, Director of IT, Santos Brasil TECON Terminal

Case Study: Small Business Transportation Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business transportation services company is based on a September 2015 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

  • Has been using N4 for 5 – 7 years.
  • Biggest operational challenges:
    • How to best optimize the operation to improve productivity
    • Handling larger ships and more TEU efficiently
    • High Trucker wait times at the gate during peak times

Use Case

  • Chose Navis N4 TOS for the following reasons:
    • To prepare for or implement automated equipment and processes

Results

  • Rates the improvement of the following operational processes since their N4 implementation:
    • gate / rail processes: significantly improved
    • yard planning: highly improved
    • visibility into operations: improved
  • Estimates the following processes have improved since their N4 implementation:
    • gate / rail productivity: 50% – 74%
    • yard productivity: 10% – 24%
    • vessel load and discharge: up to 10%
    • IT staff efficiency: up to 10%
    • billing processes: up to 10%
  • N4 helps their terminal to lower operational costs in the following ways:
    • Yard planning efficiency
    • Gate Automation and Yard Automation (ASC Management)
  • Features of N4 that are most valuable to the management of terminals operations:
    • PrimeRoute Module
    • Automated Equipment Schedulers
    • Gate Configuration

Navis Customer Statistic

69% of surveyed IT organizations said they view better operational control and consistency as the most important benefits to automation.

69%

Small Terminal Operator in Asia Improves Gate, Vessel Operations with Navis N4

Introduction

This case study of a small business 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.

“N4 supports us quite well in vessel operation, gate operation, billing and others such as edi reports.”

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
    • Inventory management
    • Event monitoring
    • Reporting
    • Billing

Use Case

  • Rates the following N4 capabilities, as they compare to competitors:
    • reliability: somewhat superior
    • scalability: somewhat superior
    • performance potential: somewhat superior
    • technology platform: somewhat superior
    • company expertise: somewhat 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 support changing business requirements
    • To improve competitive advantages
    • To improve ROI potential
  • Increased the productivity of their IT staff by > 75% 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.

Why are terminals changing the configuration of their TOS?

Have you made any changes to the configurations of any of the Navis Modules in the last year? If so, please indicate what facilitated you to make the changes.

I have not made any recent changes
45%
New services coming into the terminal
31%
Gate changes
27%
Change in terminal volumes
22%
Quay crane changes
12%
Turnover in vessel planning personnel
8%
Other
8%


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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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