Keyrus Implements a Track & Trace Solution at Grindrod

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Languages available to access application in

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Interface to see planned volumes & inbound/outbound events as they happen

Background

Grindrod, South Africa’s largest logistic company, wanted to enable the latest technologies to improve their operations productivity, efficiency, and efficacy. Grindrod has bulk terminals in Richards Bay, Maputo, Walvis Bay, and a car terminal in Maputo. It’s essential that the company has visibility into cargo locations and insight into planned volumes; expected arrival times; and the efficiency of loading and discharge operations for rail, road, and ocean.

Challenge

Grindrod wanted a locally-supported, cloud-based, IoT platform where data could be accessed from any location, on any device, as a way to augment visibility across their widely dispersed geographic locations. Grindrod partnered with Keyrus to implement a mechanism for delivering near real-time visualization of operational data for each site, as well as an analytics platform for decision-making.

Approach

A Track & Trace solution was deployed to connect the company’s systems in near real-time across large distances. Greg Guye, CEO of Keyrus South Africa, says, “It improves the transparency and efficiency of Grindrod’s operations by aggregating machine and captured data for on-site as well as remote planning and analysis, offering predictability from mine to port.” Whether working remotely or at any site, users have the ability to track the location of customer product, be it in-transit, in storage, or while handling in or out.

Key results

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Improved visibility into in-transit shipments and exceptions
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Automated reporting of engineering data, enabling better operational execution & decision-making
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Application presented in both English and Portuguese to enhance the user experience

Benefits

The application provides planning, execution, and stock management modules that are integrated into other IT and engineering software. This software runs terminal plant and equipment including tipplers, belts, and weighbridges. Using a single interface, users can see planned volumes as well as inbound and outbound rail, road, and ocean events as they happen. Reports can be accessed directly within the application and automatically broadcast to recipients by email at predefined intervals. According to Vishal Deeplaul, CEO of Grindrod’s Terminal business, the solution offers many benefits, such as: improved visibility into in-transit shipments and exceptions; integrated views of business through a single source of truth; automated reporting of engineering data, enabling better operational execution and decision-making; a modern, cloud-based architecture that is scalable, supports growth, and has achieved cost savings while delivering improved features and capabilities; and best of all, a complete user audit trail, enhancing governance, ensuring traceability, and supporting compliance with operational processes through targeted staff training.

What our clients say

"Working together, we anticipate using these solutions to change and simplify the terminals and logistics supply chain industry to the benefit of all parties involved."

Vishal Deeplaul, Chief Executive Officer, Grindrod Terminals

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