Gruppo Zanotto

Visibility of enterprise data combined with powerful analytics helps improve scheduling and resource allocation

Published on 05-Apr-2013

"Enterprise-wide data visibility and timely, accurate decision making are important factors in the effort to maintain profitability. The new solution helps facilitate both and can strengthen a company’s ability to weather difficult economic conditions" - Gruppo Zanotto

Customer:
Gruppo Zanotto

Industry:
Fabrication & Assembly

Deployment country:
Italy

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

IBM Business Partner:
Sinapsi Informatica S.r.l.

Overview

Headquartered in Marano Vicentino, Gruppo Zanotto is a leading construction group in Italy. The group operates a pair of companies, E.G.I. Zanotto and Zanotto Costruzioni, that oversee civil and residential demolition and construction projects for a diverse range of customers. Gruppo Zanotto employs approximately 40 people and maintains a fleet of 10 trucks.

Business need:
In the midst of the European financial crisis, Gruppo Zanotto was looking for ways to protect its bottom line.

Solution:
. Gruppo Zanotto equipped itself with an integrated ERP system and a business intelligence platform to improve its visibility of resource usage and sharpen its decision-making capabilities.

Benefits:
The IBM solution helped establish near-real-time visibility of mission-critical data and integrate previously isolated departments.

Case Study

Headquartered in Marano Vicentino, Gruppo Zanotto is a leading construction group in Italy. The group operates a pair of companies, E.G.I. Zanotto and Zanotto Costruzioni, that oversee civil and residential demolition and construction projects for a diverse range of customers. Gruppo Zanotto employs approximately 40 people and maintains a fleet of 10 trucks.

The Opportunity
In the midst of the European financial crisis, Gruppo Zanotto was looking for ways to protect its bottom line. However, departments within the group ran in complete isolation from each other, which limited visibility of resource usage and hindered market analysis. As a result, the group scheduled deliveries when no trucks were available, suffered from inventory shortages and bought materials when prices were too high. To control costs and remain profitable during a difficult economic time, Gruppo Zanotto needed to improve its visibility of resource usage and elevate the efficiency of its decision making with powerful analytics.

What Makes It Smarter
During difficult economic times, businesses must maintain profitability by controlling costs and taking advantage of revenue opportunities. Gruppo Zanotto equipped itself with an integrated ERP system and a business intelligence platform to improve its visibility of resource usage and sharpen its decision-making capabilities. From a centralized interface, managers can analyze near-real-time inventory information against factors such as material costs, market trends and customer needs, thereby helping pinpoint the best times to buy raw materials and eliminate inventory shortages. Further, managers can use the new solution to view and analyze current fuel prices against proposed delivery routes and truck availability. By performing this analysis, the company can optimize delivery schedules and routes in a way that controls costs while continuing to meet customer needs.

Real Business Results
• Establishes near-real-time visibility of mission-critical data while accelerating data entry and collection by 50 percent
• Facilitates powerful analysis that can help improve decision making and maintain profitability during economic downturns and beyond
• Integrates previously isolated departments, which can help foster improved collaboration and productivity

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To learn more about Gruppo Zanotto, visit
www.gruppozanotto.com.

Products and services used

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

Software:
Cognos Business Intelligence

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