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Schüttflix's Digital Transformation with Fivetran in the Construction Industry

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Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Big Data Analytics
  • Analytics & Modeling - Predictive Analytics
Applicable Industries
  • Cement
  • Construction & Infrastructure
Applicable Functions
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Sales & Marketing
Use Cases
  • Construction Site Monitoring
  • Supply Chain Visibility
About The Customer
Schüttflix is a German logistics start-up that supplies sand, gravel, and grit to the construction industry. The company has disrupted traditional supply chains by digitally connecting suppliers, carriers, and buyers through its B2B platform. Launched in Germany, Schüttflix is now expanding into Austria, Poland, and the Czech Republic, following a $50m funding round. The company's mission is to bring digital processes to the construction industry and transform highly localized supply chains. Schüttflix aims to speed up transactions and reduce costs by providing stakeholders with the best data to make informed decisions.
The Challenge
Schüttflix, a German logistics start-up, aimed to digitize the construction industry, a sector traditionally reliant on pen and paper. The company sought to disrupt local supply chains by connecting suppliers, carriers, and buyers through a digital B2B platform. The challenge was to enable data-driven decision-making to speed up transactions and reduce costs. Alexander Rupp, Head of Data and Business Intelligence, was tasked with building a modern data stack. He needed to identify connectors that could tap into key data sources quickly and reliably. The goal was to provide stakeholders with the best data to make informed decisions.
The Solution
Fivetran emerged as the best fit for Schüttflix's needs due to its speed and reliability. With Fivetran as the automated pipeline in the modern data stack, the data team was able to grow and the business began to benefit from new insights. For the first time, customers could be tracked from the lead stage to being onboarded as an official customer by integrating data from HubSpot and MySQL databases. Dashboards detailing suppliers and carriers were used by over half of the company's employees. By constantly monitoring regional construction site supply chains, Schüttflix was able to ensure timely delivery of materials. Feedback loops were established using data to identify pain points and increase customer satisfaction.
Operational Impact
  • Schüttflix's digital transformation has dramatically changed the traditional supply chain in the construction industry. The company's data-driven approach has fostered a culture of continuous improvement, enhancing operational effectiveness. Key achievements include building reports more quickly and easily, analyzing sales to incentivize the team, and forecasting turnover based on current project values. Perhaps the most significant win is gaining visibility over the ratio between customers, suppliers, and carriers, ensuring the balance is right to sustain a digital marketplace in small geographic areas. The company plans to develop from descriptive to predictive analytics and make dashboards available to customers and partners.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Fivetran connectors were set up in an hour, a process that would have taken weeks otherwise.
  • Schüttflix has facilitated the delivery of over 2.9 million tonnes of construction bulk-materials since its launch.
  • The company has grown by over 400% between January and September 2021.

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