TranSend proof of delivery (ePOD) app and route planning – 2014 – September

Archive for September, 2014

OTIF dashboard

In the latest issue of m.logistics magazine, Sharon Clancy talked to TranSend Solutions about the adoption of smartphone apps for drivers and how this reduces costs and streamlines the delivery operation from vehicle checks to ePOD.

“Some SMEs have been under pressure to adopt ePOD because it is being demanded by their customers; yet the capital cost of devices has been a deterrent, even for larger companies.  Rugged devices can be expensive, especially when subcontractors have to be factored in. Now drivers (and subcontractors) can simply download the TranSend app onto their smartphone and people are confident that the technology works.  Once a driver has acknowledged that the app is installed, routes can be downloaded via the TranSend platform.  Apps are written in basic Android code, so there are no concerns over what Android device or version the app is deployed on”.
  • Reduce capital costs by supplying drivers with smartphones or using their own devices
  • Easily integrate subcontractors using their own smartphone devices
  • Reliable, proven technology – already in use
  • Any Android smartphone or tablet

Read more about customers using the TranSend app on smartphone or tablet devices:

Read the full article in m.logistics magazine

mlogistics

Find out more about ePOD

TranSend is unique in providing an integrated routing and ePOD solution from a single supplier.  All that’s needed is an order file to get your routing up and running.   Real-time data capture from the handheld provides all the information you need to manage deliveries and collections, including route compliance, vehicle checks, tracking and electronic proof of delivery.  Subcontractors can download the Android app and use the same system as your own drivers.

Find out more about Route Management

 

 

STW worker small

Severn Trent Water has chosen an integrated solution from Paragon and TranSend Solutions to plan, schedule and capture real time information on all sludge tankering collection and disposal jobs. The system will enable Severn Trent Water to electronically manage the process as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible with visibility of real-time information across the whole sludge management operation.

Severn Trent Water has selected Paragon’s Integrated Fleets system with INRIX-based road speed data and HERE street level map content with bridge height information for operational route scheduling and strategic modelling. Paragon’s route optimisation system will replace the current planning process and enable Severn Trent Water to optimise tanker schedules, maximise use of its transport resources, reduce transport costs and allow their Planning team to model proposed capital spend and contingency planning.

TranSend’s industry-specific, mobile proof of delivery and collection solution has been selected by Severn Trent Water to provide drivers with real-time job information, via Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Android devices. Via the tablets, TranSend will provide accurate, real-time information that confirms collections and deliveries with volumes, location and time data feeding back to the office. Live GPS tracking from the tablets will provide real-time plan v actual monitoring and alerting, to enable Severn Trent Water to reallocate jobs and allocate ‘reactive’ jobs, maximising the use of their own fleet and reducing the cost of subcontractors.

By understanding reception centre capacities and associated processing costs coupled with real time fleet visibility, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) output at Severn Trent’s reception centres can be maximised, increasing the company’s revenue from renewable energy.

Craig Pearson, Planning Office Manager at Severn Trent Water, highlights some of the immediate benefits of the new job management and scheduling system:

“Having evaluated a number of systems against our requirements, a fully integrated system from TranSend and Paragon provided the best solution for us, with both suppliers already proven in the water industry. We can now optimise our tanker schedules to take into account treatment centre capacity and transport costs. Increased visibility of our tankers, combined with the ability to update drivers in real time, will reduce the usage and associated cost of external contract vehicles through better utilisation of our own fleet.”

Severn Trent Water logo

 

Severn Trent Water is the second largest water and waste water company in the UK. It serves more than 4.2 million homes and business customers and has the lowest combined water and sewerage bills in England and Wales.

www.stwater.co.uk

 

Dynamic Route Builder

In the latest issue of m.logistics magazine, Sharon Clancy talked to TranSend Solutions about how dynamic route scheduling and real-time monitoring of the route plan help delivery operations to differentiate their customer service.

‘A lot of companies don’t need a full routing package. SMEs are more concerned with questions such as size of load, capacity of vehicle and when the order needs to be delivered. A user-friendly, basic scheduling system can help make efficiencies . . . you just need time-windows, routes and customer locations.’ – Anthony Munro-Martin, Director at TranSend Solutions.

 

TranSend is unique in providing an integrated routing and ePOD solution from a single supplier.  All that’s needed is an order file to get your routing up and running.   Real-time data capture from the handheld provides all the information you need to manage deliveries and collections, including route compliance, vehicle checks, tracking and electronic proof of delivery.

Find out more at our workshop on Wed 11th November . . . 

Read the full article

mlogistics