Digital engineering

Digital engineering

We increase company productivity, find and optimize bottlenecks and inefficient aspects in production, logistics and business processes, develop technological solutions.

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We help companies become more efficient using modern technologies

Delivery companies will have the increases number of completed orders without hiring additional management personnel, we’ll develop the most efficient routes taking into account the coverage of the roads, and make the logistics computer-aided

from 700 to 3,500 addresses to deliver per day

after the implementation

Digital engineering. Delivery companies

We will help commercial companies to understand the sales of what goods and when brings the greatest benefit by analyzing data from all information sources: 1C, StoreHouse, calculation tables.

From 0,7RUR to 1,27RUR

from every RUR invested in production

Digital engineering. Сommercial companies

We will help manufacturers to set up a system of planning for the timely purchase of materials to meet expected orders and parts for the scheduled replacement of machines, integrating into a single information system accounting, warehouse and production line.

Digital engineering. Manufacturers

How does it work?

The topic is complicated, so let's talk about it in order.

So what are you suggesting and why would I do that?

In simple words: we come into the company, analyze your business processes, find the most problematic aspects and offer to deal with them using digital technologies, rather than classical advice like hiring more employees and opening additional sales offices.

Benefits in effective problem solving:

  • to improve service quality;
  • to sell hard-sell goods;
  • to reduce the turnaround time;
  • to decrease the total cost.

Digital engineering does not imply a typical solution for everyone; it improves the benefit and unique advantage.

👉 Another important thing. If you extend your business with standard means: increase your staff, buy more equipment that is the risk to increase hidden problems. There are always hidden problems because the longer a company exists, the more complicated it is - and entropy increases with time. Digital engineering helps to cope with it, making all the hidden processes transparent.

We ourselves work on the principles of digital engineering through HR and financial management systems.

What my company should be to apply digital engineering to it?

Just like this:

  • working with large data sets, logistics and disparate business processes;
  • representing medium, small and super-small businesses;
  • doing fine, but wanting to grow out of a small business. For this you need at least 50 employees and a turnover of 150 million of RUR per year;
  • wanting to extend its business to other cities.

One more time:

Not suitable

A large factory producing 10,000 parts per day. Because it already has a department of specially trained people.

Company in crisis, in debt, and in flames. We cannot help because digital engineering is not an anti-crisis program, but a special benefit magnifier that works when there is money for it.

Vegetable stand. Because the cost of our work will be greater than the benefit it can get.

A delivery company that delivers 20-30 orders a day. Because digital engineering is expensive and standard solutions can work instead of it in this case.

Suitable

A plant with a small management staff, where all major decisions are made by the director.

A stable company that produces a stable result, but wants to grow and has money for it.

A network of 50 vegetable stands with warehouses, large assortment, and its own logistics.

Logistics companies delivering 1500 orders per day.

What exactly do you do?

The process consists of 4 steps.

1. Analysis. We look into the work of the company: we study what is going on, what business processes exist, we figure out who is responsible for what, we look for bottleneck areas, we ask many questions. Usually, it takes from 1 month to 3 months.

Often a company may lack a simple and detailed description of business processes. This is the most obvious benefit.

We are looking for a solution to the problem in the second stage

2. Problem and solution. Based on the results of the first step, we find a solution that will bring tangible benefits to the company. A typical problem of any commercial company is the fragmentation of all received data and misunderstanding of the full picture of business processes. That's because:

  • the processes are old, everybody makes them because they're used to it;
  • staff duplicate each other's activities;
  • sometimes one employee takes on a lot of tasks and can't do it;
  • a big order is missed because of the lack of current powers or unawareness what to do with it;
  • it's just not clear how you can do even better.

We try to integrate solutions gently so as not to break down existing processes.

We release a pilot version

3. Pilot run. At this step, we test our solution and test its performance. This is a necessary step, which is necessary to confirm the correctness of the chosen solution and to plan the next step in real conditions. If everything is okay - we continue integration, if there are difficulties or the solution does not work at all - we fix the solution with minimal costs for the company.

A pilot decision can fail, it happens. If in the course of our work we all realized that the solution is nothing, it is also the result. Yes, it's expensive and losing a lot of money hurts, but it's a risk. So in the next step, we will find a more appropriate solution.

This is usually due to over-expectations, unannounced systemic problems in production or a large number of unknowns. In any case, even if it fails, the pilot helps identify undetected problems so that they can be solved later. It's unpleasant, but you should be prepared for it. And, of course, we talk about it before the contract is signed.

Getting to the next step

4. Next step. Based on the previous work, we offer the next step of optimization.

The work is paid for and planned in steps, so if, for example, after the second step you understand that you cannot proceed - you pay for the work done, and that's it.

Your personal manager keeps you informed and is always in touch throughout the work.

What could be the solution?

  • We combine all services into a single information system

    We combine all services into a single information system. It is when all services of the company (1C Accounting, site on Bitrix, excel files) work in one digital space. By default, they are not connected to each other. Accounting department works with its information, a certain specialist is responsible for excel files, storekeepers live in their world, the mechanic is responsible for car maintenance. We make it so that the information is collected in one system, so you can already work with it.

    Further on, we connect the financial planning, logistics and decision making modules to this system. The modules are programs to analyze all the incoming information: seasonality, production history, sales history, scheduled repairs, probable errors - and build a plan of the enterprise, delivery routes and predict risks and solution options.

    Sales forecast based on the previous years' data

    Sales forecast based on the previous years' data

    We developed three modules and they are similar to the company departments:

    • financial - predicts cash expenditures and receipts based on history and current market conditions;
    • logistics - builds optimal routes for delivery;
    • decision making module - reacts to events and predicts the likely outcome, depending on the chosen solution or market situation.

    For example, you're the director of a food-film company. We combine all services in one system, modules analyze the data and make an annual financial forecast. From this forecast it becomes clear that all previous 5 years in May you ordered 3 times more products than usual, but the company did not cope with it and gained more than it can give by the right time.

    The situation is likely to repeat this year, which means that this is a bottleneck and needs to be worked on: pre-order raw materials, find additional employees and make sure that the machines do not fail at the wrong time.

    So modules form tasks for buyers, human resources, storekeepers and so on, and you, as the head of the company make the final decision. If the promised peak of orders does not occur (there is always a probability), the decision-making module helps to get out of the situation with the least losses.

  • We make applications, create devices

    We make applications, create devices. We write programs to help solve the problem.

    Route building application that runs on Google maps

    Route building application that runs on Google maps

    For example, for a delivery company, we have written 2 types of applications: for teams and clients. Teams look at their route; see further orders, statistics, can accept payment directly through the application. A client orders the goods, watches the expected time of delivery and can pay with the card through the smartphone of the delivery agent.

    Besides, we create the necessary devices and sensors. But, if it turns out that there is already a cheaper analog on the market, we will advise to use it. You can learn more about this in the article about turnkey projects.

  • We create a digital copy of the enterprise

    We create a digital copy of the enterprise. These are virtual copies of production lines, which predict more accurate and efficient forecast of activities and help save money. For example, they can simulate what happens if you increase output on the lines or change the process chain. This is possible by processing data that is collected from finance and planning programs, machine tool probes and cameras at the workplace.

We combine all services into a single information system. It is when all services of the company (1C Accounting, site on Bitrix, excel files) work in one digital space. By default, they are not connected to each other. Accounting department works with its information, a certain specialist is responsible for excel files, storekeepers live in their world, the mechanic is responsible for car maintenance. We make it so that the information is collected in one system, so you can already work with it.

Further on, we connect the financial planning, logistics and decision making modules to this system. The modules are programs to analyze all the incoming information: seasonality, production history, sales history, scheduled repairs, probable errors - and build a plan of the enterprise, delivery routes and predict risks and solution options.

Sales forecast based on the previous years' dataПрогноз объема продаж, построенный на данных предыдущих лет

Sales forecast based on the previous years' data

We developed three modules and they are similar to the company departments:

  • financial - predicts cash expenditures and receipts based on history and current market conditions;
  • logistics - builds optimal routes for delivery;
  • decision making module - reacts to events and predicts the likely outcome, depending on the chosen solution or market situation.

For example, you're the director of a food-film company. We combine all services in one system, modules analyze the data and make an annual financial forecast. From this forecast it becomes clear that all previous 5 years in May you ordered 3 times more products than usual, but the company did not cope with it and gained more than it can give by the right time.

The situation is likely to repeat this year, which means that this is a bottleneck and needs to be worked on: pre-order raw materials, find additional employees and make sure that the machines do not fail at the wrong time.

So modules form tasks for buyers, human resources, storekeepers and so on, and you, as the head of the company make the final decision. If the promised peak of orders does not occur (there is always a probability), the decision-making module helps to get out of the situation with the least losses.

We make applications, create devices. We write programs to help solve the problem.

Route building application that runs on Google maps

Route building application that runs on Google maps

For example, for a delivery company, we have written 2 types of applications: for teams and clients. Teams look at their route; see further orders, statistics, can accept payment directly through the application. A client orders the goods, watches the expected time of delivery and can pay with the card through the smartphone of the delivery agent.

Besides, we create the necessary devices and sensors. But, if it turns out that there is already a cheaper analog on the market, we will advise to use it. You can learn more about this in the article about turnkey projects.

We create a digital copy of the enterprise. These are virtual copies of production lines, which predict more accurate and efficient forecast of activities and help save money. For example, they can simulate what happens if you increase output on the lines or change the process chain. This is possible by processing data that is collected from finance and planning programs, machine tool probes and cameras at the workplace.

How much does it cost and how do you get paid?

As you've already learned, it's an expensive service. We usually tell our clients that the entry threshold starts at 10 million RUR, but it can still be smaller because digital engineering is done in steps. If you get enough analysis and description of processes as a result of the first one, you will pay only for this part of work.

If you allocate 25 millions RUR for this service, you can apply for a subsidy from the Industrial Development Fund . In some cases it reaches 50%.

How much do other companies spend on digital engineering?

Sberbank 234 million RUB
Tinkoff 155 million RUB
Gazprom 51 million RUB

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