CASE: NURMINEN LOGISTICS SERVICES OY

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Terminal management

“In comparison to our earlier solution, the throughput time of logistics data service processes has been cut to a fifth.” Tuomo Ryynänen, 
Project Manager, Nurminen Logistics Services Oy

The initial situation

Finland’s biggest and most modern cargo port, Vuosaari Harbour, in eastern Helsinki, was opened in 2008 and accommodates up to 4,000 workplaces. The construction costs came to approximately €690 million.

One of the resident companies is Nurminen Logistics Services Oy, who built a full-service logistics centre on the harbour premises. The 11-hectare site is now home to an efficiently organised logistics environment with a total floor area of 50,000 m². This modular space allows for flexible adaptation to many customers’ needs, which poses obvious challenges for the intralogistics data system.

The solution

FidaWare, complemented with customer-specific modifications specified by Nurminen Logistics, makes it possible for Nurminen Logistics to offer its end customers tailor-made service packages (such as freight handling, storage, rail transport, and forwarding) along with related value-added services.

All operation functions at the terminal are managed through FidaWare.

System features in brief

  • Terminal layout modelling and administration tools
  • Reception management
  • Transfer management
  • Reception and transfer operations using TruckPC (TPC) devices
  • Management of customs storage, numbering, and positions
  • Invoicing tasks
  • Handling of reception and transfer documents
  • Resourcing and task management
  • Reporting
  • Data-system interfaces
  • Graphical user interfaces
  • Java-based implementation
  • A 10 GB Oracle database
  • A Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server cluster UI
  • Life-cycle services, including system maintenance and upgrades

Results

FidaWare proved to be an efficient, versatile solution for the production of logistics services. With its help, terminal operations have improved considerably. Throughput has become much faster with FidaWare – in fact, logistics data service processes now take only a fifth of the time required by the customer’s previous system. In addition, FidaWare has made service production more transparent and traceable, thereby creating significantly better conditions for operations control in production. Operations’ productivity has increased substantially.

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