thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe, the unit of tk’s Materials Services division that covers service centre activities in several countries, has added new in-house developments to its portfolio of digital applications. The company highlights the web-based information platform mpe connect, which it says provides real-time digital access to information.
Technically, mpe connect is modelled on the proprietary SAP and ERP system, but visually it has the advantage of a user-friendly interface, Kallanish learns from the company. All details of open purchase orders or available quantities can be accessed – from order confirmation to delivery and invoicing, tk explains. These and other documents, such as test certificates, are also available for downloading. As with online parcel tracking, process status can be tracked in real time.
The service centres of tk Materials Processing Europe serve fabricators from the automotive, electrical, construction and furniture industries at 13 sites in six countries. The unit will present its new digital solutions at the Blechexpo trade show in Stuttgart next month.