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Over 85 member companies rely on Cargo 2000 (C2K) for its supply chain process. The group provides information and reports back to its members regarding supply chain quality performance monitoring route maps for more than 15 million shipments per year. It also provides key performance statistics along the way.
With ever-growing data and new members being adding to the group, C2K realized that its old suite of tools for analysis and reporting was reaching its limits and needed to be replaced. Following a RFQ process, C2K selected a proposal from Pentaho Partner
Linalis to build a new reporting system based on Pentaho Business Analytics as it best met the brief for ease-of-use, self-service reporting, output in various formats, visualization of different data sources and scalability. It was also vital for C2K to be able to easily add new members without incurring additional license fees.
Linalis has built the solution using an
agile business intelligence approach, enabling the C2K team to collaborate on the deployment process to ensure that it fulfills its requirements. Linalis has now executed the first phase of the project, which is the development of the fully automated ETL (Extraction, Translation, Load) system, using Pentaho Data Integration to collect and automatically load the data from the different external data sources into the Data Warehouse. Linalis will roll out reporting and analysis capabilities of Pentaho Business Analytics in phase two, enabling C2K members to run reports online and perform ad-hoc queries and reporting.
"At C2K, we are seeking to drive continuous improvement through the entire air cargo supply chain," says, Mattijs ten Brink, chairman of C2k. "Pentaho's powerful data analytics and self-service reporting will help us provide better services such as the ability to offer custom analysis and benchmark data for members to evaluate their performance against their peers and continuously improve quality."