Revet S.p.A.

Analytics used to predict timing and production staff demands to increase efficiency and reduce costs

Published on 19-Nov-2013

"With visibility into every corner of the company, from production to truck fleets to human resources, the company works more effectively, and, more important, its members collaborate to create a more efficient and successful business." - Revet S.p.A.

Customer:
Revet S.p.A.

Industry:
Wholesale Distribution & Services

Deployment country:
Italy

Solution:
BA - Business Analytics, BA - Business Intelligence, Business Service Management , Service Management, Smarter Planet

IBM Business Partner:
iWell

Overview

Revet S.p.A., based in Pontedera, Italy, collects, sorts and processes for recycling such refuse materials as glass, plastics, steel and aluminum cans, and polylaminate packaging.

Business need:
Revet, a waste management company in Italy, needed to ensure that it was in compliance, but it struggled with an information system that lacked visibility, with different departments running their own heterogeneous systems.

Solution:
With a new predictive analytics solution coupled with a thorough asset management platform, the business is using predictive capabilities and gaining full access to all company data in a single place to run a better business, from monitoring truck routes using GPS tracking, to finding an exact skill set match for a production shift, to performing proactive maintenance on equipment and troubleshooting issues before they happen.

Benefits:
Reduced reporting errors by 38 percent and sped analysis by 99 percent

Case Study

Revet S.p.A., based in Pontedera, Italy, collects, sorts and processes for recycling such refuse materials as glass, plastics, steel and aluminum cans, and polylaminate packaging. Founded in 1986, Revet is one of Italy’s leading companies for separate refuse collection, serving 219 municipalities with 13,000 bins across the Tuscany region and processing 131,000 tons of materials.

The Opportunity
The waste management industry is subject to strict environmental regulations and must remain compliant or face heavy penalties. Revet, a waste management company in Italy, needed to ensure that it was in compliance, but it struggled with an information system that lacked visibility, with different departments running their own heterogeneous systems. Revet also lacked any means to accurately predict the most efficient ways to store or dispose of waste, with manual data integration taking too long.

What Makes It Smarter
Before business analytics software, Revet was operating in the dark, with several heterogeneous information silos scattered across departments. The company couldn’t even gather and integrate the data in a timely manner, much less predict business situations and production needs. With a new predictive analytics solution coupled with a thorough asset management platform, the business is using predictive capabilities and gaining full access to all company data in a single place to run a better business, from monitoring truck routes using GPS tracking, to finding an exact skill set match for a production shift, to performing proactive maintenance on equipment and troubleshooting issues before they happen.

The solution helps increase efficiency, enables executives to make smarter decisions based on full visibility, and helps the company manage compliance with government regulations with more accurate data on
waste disposal and operating practices. With regard to information and
processes, it’s like someone switched on the light.

Real Business Results
• Reduced reporting errors by 38 percent and sped analysis by 99 percent
• Gained the ability to forecast the amount of recycling, required staff and other business factors to enable better planning and decision making
• Achieved significant cost savings and the capacity to plan better, proactively maintain assets and streamline production

For More Information
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To learn more about Revet S.p.A., visit www.revet.com.

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Hardware:
System x: System x3500 M3

Software:
Cognos Business Intelligence Developer Edition, Maximo Asset Management

Operating system:
Linux

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