Jonathan Jacobus - Manager Quality Control
For Joop van Zanten Staalservice, the innovative software application CAS proved the perfect solution. Johnathan explained how it works: “CAS automatically recognises the heat number and sheet number of the material, the material type and the thickness. The software then matches the material certificate to the steel sheet. All these details have been entered in advance, and ‘learned’ by the system.” If the data are not recognised there is no match. Thanks to CAS, we can now always guarantee that the right steel sheet is put into production.
During the implementation process, a great deal of attention was paid to the system structure. “CAS helped us analyse the problem and examined our process in detail. They even included the link to our ERP system Ridder IQ, as part of the implementation process.”
Now that implementation has been completed, Joop van Zanten reaps the benefits of the application, every single day. “Thanks to CAS, at the touch of a single button, we can now link the material certificate to the steel sheet. It saves us a huge amount of time and eliminates the risk of human error. That combination offers our customers the certainty that they will receive the right certificates, with the right product.” It also eliminates unnecessary waiting times so that the steel sheets can go straight into production the moment they are delivered.
Cooperation with CAS came about in a somewhat unexpected manner. “In fact CAS came to us,” explained Johnathan. “As soon was we realised that they could solve our problem with waiting times, we were hooked. This was precisely the solution we needed.”
Looking back, he is more than satisfied with the cooperation. “We are always somewhat dubious when it comes to software suppliers. Can they actually live up to their promises? CAS, however, has exceeded our expectations. They are a reliable partner, and our contact is excellent. They did exactly what they promised to do and even now, following implementation, they continue to monitor developments.”
For the future, too, Johnathan sees further opportunities for cooperation between Joop van Zanten and CAS. “We have already asked CAS to assist us with more digitalisation issues. Without doubt it is the start of a long-term relationship.”