June 24, 2008
Namasco Generates Significant Savings and Time Reduction With ORTEC’s Vehicle Routing and Dispatch Suite
ORTEC announces that Namasco Corporation is now live with ORTEC's Vehicle Routing and Dispatch solution suite at their Austin branch located in Buda, Texas. This is the first of 15 branches within Namasco's implementation plan. ORTEC's solution, Shortrec, will be implemented across the US in all branches. This solution will cover 180 trucks that deliver steel in various regional areas. Planned implementation will be completed in all branches by September 1, 2008. ORTEC's solution is fully integrated with Steel II, Namasco's in-house ERP system. Shortrec will enhance Steel II capabilities by optimizing Namasco's delivery routes. In addition to savings generated by mileage reduction, the time and effort by local dispatchers/load planners is greatly reduced.
Namasco's Director of Technical Services, Len Stark, notes "We at Namasco are pleased with our partnership with ORTEC. Optimized routes will not only reduce our fleet operating costs, but will also improve customer service by making planned delivery time expectations available for each customer order. With dramatically rising costs to operate our private fleet, it is critical that we learn to manage that resource and cost center, as we do all other aspects of our business."
Namasco USA is subsidiary of Klockner & Co. AG of Duisburg, Germany, and is a member of an organization long recognized as the largest independent steel and metal distributor by turnover in North America and Europe. Namasco Corporation is comprised of three organizations, Namasco Corporation, Primary Steel, and Temtco Steel. Namasco's operations service the requirements of a wide array of accounts throughout the U.S. For more information, go to www.namasco.com.
ORTEC is one of the largest providers of advanced planning and optimization software solutions. Our solutions result in optimized fleet routing & dispatch, vehicle and pallet loading, workforce scheduling, delivery forecasting and network planning. ORTEC provides best-of-breed, custom made and SAP(R) certified solutions, supported by strategic partnerships. For more information, go to www.ortec.com.