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Barbara Hinderer | March 28, 2023

Efficient procurement logistics in the industry

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Visual Components Detector

Taking Your Procurement Processes to a New Level

Small detail, big impact: Procurement logistics is not a process that is constantly in the foreground. Most of the time, it runs more or less invisibly in the background. At least, that’s the case when the right spare parts are available at the right time and in the right place. If that’s not the case, it can have disastrous consequences. You or your customers may not be able to maintain machines, have to reorder the correct spare parts at great expense, and production comes to a halt. This costs time, money, and nerves. Fortunately, we have developed a solution for these and other challenges in procurement logistics with the Visual Components Detector. How does it work exactly? You’ll find out now.

What is the Visual Components Detector?

The Visual Components Detector (VCD) is an app for digital product identification. The tool combines intelligent algorithms with artificial intelligence and machine learning, enabling:

  • Complete digitization of your catalog data. Inventory can be stored and accessed in the app, along with information about compatible products, prices, and installation instructions.
  • Fast, accurate, and convenient identification of spare parts and components with the camera button.
  • Direct ordering of the desired spare parts through the app.

These features enable significant time and cost savings for industrial companies, automobile manufacturers, and workshop operators. Sounds too good to be true? It’s not. The proof? Concrete examples from real-world applications!

Why was the VCD developed?

At daenet, we have been working with companies of all sizes and industries for many years. One of our focuses is serving customers in the industry and assisting them in their digital transformation. This means we are familiar with the challenges, requirements, and desires of industrial companies, automotive suppliers, and workshops.

How is the VCD used in practice?

One successful example is our collaboration with Herth+Buss Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG based in Frankfurt am Main. As a family-owned company, they are one of the leading suppliers of spare parts for Asian vehicles and profile solutions for vehicle electronics. A fast and, above all, accurate procurement logistics is crucial for them. With our app, the company can now identify all the desired products within seconds, check their availability, and add them directly to the virtual shopping cart. Since the VCD app is a multi-tenant solution hosted in Azure, the infrastructure can be shared by all customers of Herth+Buss GmbH & Co. KG. The data of individual users is securely isolated and protected against unauthorized access.

What technology is behind the VCD?

As mentioned earlier, the VCD app is based on a combination of AI, machine learning, and intelligent algorithms. If you would like more details about the technical background, we would be happy to provide you with more information about the technology and concept of the Visual Components Detector.

What specific benefits does the VCD app offer?

Let’s continue with the example of Herth+Buss Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG. The company has greatly benefited from the VCD app and gained tangible value. Here are the advantages of the VCD app:

  • Reduced incorrect orders: The intelligent image recognition software of the VCD prevents incorrect spare parts from being ordered and subsequently returned.
  • Resource savings: The digitization of procurement logistics leads to higher efficiency in all processes, from searching for the right spare part to exchanging important data and placing orders via smartphones, tablets, or desktop PCs.
  • Customer satisfaction: The clients and suppliers of Herth+Buss Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG also benefit from the accurate spare parts identification and streamlined processes. This increases customer satisfaction and fosters customer loyalty.

It’s no wonder that the Visual Components Detector won the Innovation Award of Automechanika in the Data+Connectivity category. This award highlights the value of the solution and demonstrates how digitalization can make a real difference.

Webinar: How Your Company Can Benefit from the Visual Components Detector

Are you an industrial entrepreneur or workshop owner? Are you looking to optimize your spare parts procurement as a sales manager or in purchasing, saving time, money, and other valuable resources? Then take advantage of this opportunity and join our Webinar with Live Demo to participate in the intelligent spare parts procurement. Here you will learn everything you need to know about the applications of the VCD and modern procurement logistics. Our experts are looking forward to engaging in a personal exchange with you!