New platform from Bridgestone tracks and manages retread casings

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Bridgestone and its Bandag brand have introduced BASys across Europe: a platform that tracks and manages casings for retreading.

By integrating a range of functionalities from collecting casings from the fleet through to delivery of the retreaded tire, BASys helps fleet customers to use their casings more efficiently and reduce their overall tire costs.

“BASys gives our fleet customers full online visibility on how their casing assets are managed. This allows them to take better decisions on tire and retread policy, a key element of the Bridgestone’s Total Tyre Care program,” said Steven De Bock, director truck and bus, commercial business unit, Bridgestone Europe.

The platform integrates the casing management process with a series of apps. The BASys casing collection app records data of the casings collected from the fleets or tire dealers.

The BASys manufacturing app enables the Bandag franchise dealer to follow the casings through each retread production stage for optimized management of production quality and cost efficiency.

The BASys back office app gives fleet customers full visibility with actionable reporting on parameters such as casing acceptance rates (with pictures of rejected casings), average number of repairs needed, and number of lifecycles of their casings. This enables fleet customers to make better decisions on the use of their casings, helping to optimize costs over the whole tire lifetime. For maximum user efficiency, BASys features a user-friendly touchscreen interface and barcode scanning.

Apps are available for Windows 10 and Google Android (5.0 and above) mobile operating systems, managed on the Microsoft Azure Cloud computing platform. The system uses local languages of all European countries.

25 May, 2016

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