Why choose us for Logistics Distribution?
Jobs are input into system via the API, or manual entry. The jobs are assigned to be completed from a particular depot in the upload files. Users browsing the “back office” system will only have access to view jobs from their own Depot.
The system has a template structure which permits job details to be customised according to information required at the point of booking and completion. Logic can be enforced at various stages to ensure all information is accurately captured.
The transport planning screens restrict the jobs displayed to the depot based on the permissions of the users of the back office system. Area managers can be given access to multiple depots, and system admins can be given access to all depots along with the ability to manage other users.
Mileage and drive-time calculations from the depot to site are carried out automatically on the jobs when they are input into the system. The Jobs list screen displays all active jobs, sorted according to job status, delivery due date and time. If a job is going to miss its desired time window, it is shaded red in the job list to bring it to immediate attention to the transport manager, and reprioritise the job, or communicate the change of ETA to the customer as necessary.
Planning & Customer Notification
If multi-drop distribution is being carried out, it is possible to route optimise the deliveries into the most mileage efficient order, with total route mileage and drive times being calculated automatically. Routes can be easily compared in the system with different colour job markers overlaid on a map. This allows the planner to quickly re-route jobs to a different run if necessary to help further reduce distribution time and cost.
The system can notify the customer or operator by email at an agreed time interval prior to delivery/collection ensuring up to the minute communication.
The “Tracking” module of the system runs on the driver’s PDA, and is fully integrated with the back office system to give both staff and customers visibility of the location of the drivers and jobs.
Key features of the Tracking module are:
- PDA tracking based on GPS location
- Tracking starts with drivers log in to their handheld, and stops when they logout making it idea for tracking third-party drivers
- User/depot permission based to only display drivers relevant to a particular depot
- Real-time and historical driver tracking with Google Maps integration
- Automatic geo-stamp and display of completed job locations
- Status icons that indicate driver availability, number of jobs allocated/on PDA/completed for the day being viewed
Completed PODs are automatically archived in the system. PODs can be viewed in PDF format to view the completed delivery and collection details, and filters are available to retrieve PODs by a wide combination of criteria; e.g. date range, customer, site, order reference, driver name, etc. The POD Archive automatically flags jobs which might have had a problem, such as a late delivery or discrepancy in the number of items delivered vs. expected.
The system can be configured to auto-email a copy of the POD to the customer at the point of signature, and all completed data can be downloaded via the API for completion of systems integration.
Integrated Truck Cameras
Multi camera setups , including rear , blind spot and cameras in the rear of the body of truck helps improve not only driver safety but also security of the load.
Customers can view via live streaming the loading / off loading of their product.
Video evidence can be provided to any client as to the handing / condition and security of their product at the collection / delivery stage.