As hinted at during last month’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in St Petersburg, Rolf SCS has now implemented Vehnet’s iTracks yard management system at its newly-built Lobnya finished vehicle terminal 17km outside of Moscow.
Vehnet, a finished vehicle software specialist, is providing full visibility of stock across all activities at the facility, which has capacity for 10,000 vehicles and includes a technical services centre for post-production operations and refurbishment
“We have worked closely with Rolf SCS to develop a flexible, effective yard management solution based on standard modules and proven technology, which is unique to Rolf and its vision for the future,” explained Steve Jones, group managing director of Vehnet. “
As well as full visibility, Jones said the implementation of iTracks promises Rolf improved operational efficiency and cost reductions both in the yard and the back office.
Rolf was the first major vehicle importer and distributor in Russia to adopt Vehnet’s iTracks technology.
Marc Brenneiser, CEO at Rolf SCS said, “We chose Vehnet because we knew that they had a proven track record in our industry, and the iTracks software offered us the opportunity to extend its usefulness in the future.”
Rolf has also recently opened its first branch office outside St Petersburg and Moscow at Naberezhnye Chelny. “It’s the hometown of Kamaz and Sollers and for the future production of Mercedes and Fuso. And we are opening another regional terminal very soon,” said Brenneiser at the conference in Russia in June.
“We believe in the regional hub concept, there are a lot of benefits to be had, including direct delivery during the day for fast moving goods, while slow moving parts will be delivered from the central warehouse [with the potential] to combine different OEMs. For us, as a parts and finished vehicle provider, this will mean a huge expansion and an area of profitability,” he told delegates.