Wednesday, June 19, 2013

PHOENIX Cement Works - VAS in the heart of Westphalia



FRITZ & MACZIOL (Germany) - The PHOENIX Cement Works Krogbeumker GmbH & Co. KG, a long-established company within the Westphalian cement industry, has decided to introduce the VAS IT logistics system by FRITZ & MACZIOL. "Until now, we have had to manage the processes man-ually and on paper", said PHOENIX Plant Manager Kai Wagner in explana-tion of the company's reorientation. "With the aid of the VAS IT logistics system, the processes within the cement works are now to be automated gradually, and unmanned loading implemented across the plant". The next step will be the integration into a modern ERP system, which would replace the pre-existing solution. In addition, the processes of sack handling and material deliveries are to be integrated into the VAS IT logistics system. "The high flexibility and the possibility of stepwise optimisation of our business processes were major criteria for deciding on FRITZ & MACZIOL. In addition, the VAS IT logistics system has already proven its practicabil-ity", explained Kai Wagner.

"We are delighted that the PHOENIX Cement Works has selected the VAS IT logistics system, in particular because PHOENIX is an exceptionally innovative company, and therefore a most important key customer in the small and medi-um-sized cement industry", said Claus Jordan, Director Business Development and Marketing Industrial Applications and Services at FRITZ & MACZIOL.

About PHOENIX Cement Works Krogbeumker GmbH & Co. KG:
The PHOENIX Cement Works Krogbeumker GmbH & Co. KG employs a total of 108 employees. The production capacity lies at approximately 500,000 tonnes,
plus special production and merchandise. 80 percent of the products are dispatched as loose goods, and 20 percent as sacked goods.

About VAS (from FRITZ & MACZIOL):
VAS – the process-oriented software solution for the basic materials industry – covers the entire process chain from delivery, through planning and loading to departure. VAS as the connector between the ERP systems and the technical systems is the key function and adjusting screw for an efficient process. In addition, VAS supports the reporting and provides real-time information to other systems, such as for production, sales or controlling. All technical third party systems, such as weighing, silo and dispensing technologies are fully integrated into the processes of the VAS logistics system. At present, VAS is used around the world in more than 120 plants in the basic materials industry.

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