Sep 16, 2022 8:00 AM
thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe focuses on digitalization and sustainability: Concept presented at innovation forum in Essen
The advantage of new types of digital services lies not only in efficiency and speed. They often also contribute to considerable resource conservation, made possible by automation, improved data or even forward planning. For example, in addition to edi offers and its customer portal "mpe connect", the processing specialist thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe has also developed the digital service "mpe control tower" for its customers.
The complete mpe control tower package is a solution for improved coordination throughout the supply chain. At its core is a data dashboard that gives its customers an overview of the entire supply chain in terms of compliance with delivery deadlines, quality monitoring, acceptance behavior and forecasting of the various plants and suppliers. In the event of disruptions in the supply chain, the transparency enables the company to react at an early stage and provide alternatives. Improved planning of inventories and logistics can thus contribute to far-reaching CO2 reductions in the supply chain.
Sustainable offers around the services
The services are flanked by the company's increased focus on sustainability at the individual stages of the supply chain: On the one hand this includes the offer of a pallet return system and the use of robust plastic pallets for recycling to enable more careful use of the scarce raw material wood. On the other hand, customers can take advantage of recycling services as part of their scrap disposal through thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe. Surplus materials are bundled for remelting and returned to the material cycle in a structured way.
thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe presented these possibilities and much more to its customers at the 5th Innovation Forum this week: Selected business partners were invited to the exclusive dialogue platform at Villa Hügel in Essen, Germany. A total of 110 guests were offered an exciting and future-oriented program on the topics of digitalization and sustainability in the supply chain. The focus was on current developments and upcoming innovations in the areas of decarbonization and artificial intelligence.
The event was hosted by Marcus Wöhl, CEO of thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe, who drew a thoroughly positive conclusion: "We are delighted with the participation of our customers from all over Europe and the great interest in the link between digitalization and sustainability."
The digital and sustainable services of thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe will also be presented to customers at the Aluminium trade fair in Duesseldorf from September 27 to 29, 2022, and Euroblech in Hanover from October 25 to 28, 2022.