Fritz & Macziol supplies CIMAT's Moroccan plants with VAS logistics solution

Fritz & Macziol supplies CIMAT's Moroccan plants with VAS logistics solution
Published: 27 February 2014

Fritz & Macziol has supplied Ciments de l’Atlas (CIMAT) with its VAS® IT-Logistic solution, to continuously automate the processes at the company’s Moroccan cement plants.

The implementation is carried within the scope of a KPI-Project, in which all processes were initially analysed. VAS is used to identify and eliminate weak spots by illustrating the potentials of optimisation. This can be achieved by detailed VAS reports about, for example, the length of stay of trucks at all kinds of locations within the plant.

The next step is the systematic conversion of fully automating the logistics of two Moroccan cement plants – including the integration of the central SAP systems. Another plant, currently in construction in Nador, will be equipped with VAS solution after its completion.

“For CIMAT this is a big step in the optimisation of our processes, as with VAS we have found a system that covers our conceptual, functional and technological requirements best,“ Rachid Lahbara, Direction Performances et Investissements of CIMAT, states.

VAS was implemented at the Ben Ahmed plant (Settat province, Morocco) in October 2013, and included a fully automatic and non-manipulative waiting list for the trucks in the plant. With the use of displays at the parking area, the loading order also remains transparent for the truck drivers. Therewith, Fritz & Macziol is now also present in Africa with its IT-Logistic solution VAS, including a continuous French language version.