TranSend proof of delivery (ePOD) app and route planning – 2017 – May

Archive for May, 2017

FORS AssociatesThe latest release of the TranSend app makes it easier for organisations to achieve and maintain FORS accreditation and includes detailed vehicle and trailer checks, defect reporting & management, incident and accident reporting – all supported by two-way messaging for communication and document sharing.

Data captured by the driver’s PDA generates an intelligent back-office workflow to monitor and manage vehicle and driver safety, including VOR status with full history of defect maintenance.

TranSend route planning and optimisation help operators to ensure that the safest, most efficient vehicles and routes are used and that routes are adhered to unless relevant authority is provided.

David Cook, managing director, comments:

“TranSend already work with a number of FORS-accredited operators and, as an associate, our aim is to make it easier for other FORS members to ensure that their delivery fleet is being run safely, as efficiently as possible and in an environmentally sound manner with the TranSend app, route management and intelligent workflow processing.”

“We are delighted that TranSend Solutions has joined us as a FORS Associate, offering our members an exclusive discount. We look forward to working with them to help our members run safer, more efficient fleets,” said Paul Wilkes, FORS Business Services Manager.

About FORS 

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme established in 2008. It is open to UK and non-UK fleet operators, and to the organisations who award contracts to those operators. With over 4,500 members, FORS is now well-established as the go-to accreditation scheme for best practice. For more information visit www.fors-online.org.uk

 

About FORS Community Partnership

FORS is managed by the FORS Community Partnership, comprising:

  • AECOM – a trusted FORS delivery partner and global consultancy
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport – the independent and highly respected professional Institute
  • Fleet Source – the specialist fleet services support organisation responsible for auditing

The Partnership’s blend of commercial and industry based organisations is fully aligned with the safety, efficiency and environmental values of FORS.  All three have a long association with FORS, over many years contributing to; the development of the Standard; the implementation of systems and scheme support; and the delivery of training and audit quality assurance.

 

Route planning

As well as fully-automated building of optimised routes, TranSend’s integrated route planning and dynamic route builder gives you the option to manually create and amend routes from order details at any time prior to delivery.

Orders passed through from  your order management system are held in the Route Builder order well. Routes can be built by dragging and dropping orders onto a new or existing route which can either be viewed as a list or in map view.

Dynamic Route Planning

 

  • Planners can visualise allocated and un-routed orders for a given date range, including details of location, time-windows and make planning decisions based on vehicle location and available capacity.
  • Whether routes have been created in TranSend or have been imported from and external system, this also allows orders to be moved from one route to another, or simply removed from a route and put back in the order well for future planning.
  • Routes can be modified with new orders for deliveries or collections while the driver is out on the road, where updated stops and instructions are automatically pushed to the driver’s device.

Route Management   Download datasheet: TranSend Route Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PJH Group delivery vehicles

PJH Group has implemented TranSend’s electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) app and back office system to offer its retail and construction clients a premium delivery service, including accurate ETAs and real-time ‘track n trace’ access via a customer portal.

Since 1972 PJH have sourced and supplied bathrooms, kitchens and appliances to customers throughout the UK; from large multi-site retailers to independent retailers; from builders merchants to house builders. PJH operate a fleet of over 100 vehicles across 4 depots and supply over 10,000 products every day.

The TranSend ePOD app is deployed on Zebra TC75 rugged devices and uses routes generated from an Epicor ERP system, to simplify delivery processing for PJH drivers and to generate real-time delivery intelligence.

  • TranSend ePOD includes driver vehicle and trailer checks with integrated CoPilot sat-nav instructions that adapt to trailer type.
  • Product and delivery data is captured by the driver scanning products on and off the vehicle, providing full traceability of items delivered, returned or rejected and identifies any exceptions at pallet, outer or product level for accurate and timely returns management and processing.
  • ETA’s are calculated based on current position, average speed and the road network, keeping PJH customers updated with accurate delivery times.
  • For ‘cash on delivery’ (COD) customers, TranSend ePOD includes full instructions for the driver, including contacts, credit information, amount and payment method. Any variation in payment amount can be authorised, where necessary, using a security pin. Amounts collected by card, cash or cheque are shown on the driver end-of-day debrief for ease of reconciliation.

Andy Dunn, Head of Transport at PJH Group, comments:

Our customers perceive the final part of our service as the most important, because the delivery of products is often the area which can have the greatest impact on their day. At PJH, we continually invest to improve our service levels across all areas and TranSend ePOD now underpins our aim to deliver 100% of product, on time every time and provides us with real-time visibility of stock in transit, provides customers with accurate ETAs and simplifies the process for drivers, including payment collection.

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More about PJH Group: www.pjh.uk