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Debono foods chefs ingredients

Specialist food supplier, Debono, has selected TranSend’s electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) app and integrated route planning to underpin their premium delivery service for foodservice clients, including vehicle checks, temperature recording and payment handling.

Debono Foods

Debono supplies to restaurants, hotels gastropubs, delis and specialist catering businesses in London and the South East and offer next-day delivery six days a week.

Routes will be generated using order data from Debono’s Intact IQ ERP system and optimised in TranSend. The TranSend ePOD app will be deployed on Android devices with customer-specific workflow to remove paper processes and manage the drivers’ day.

Gareth Allen, Debono Foods owner, comments:

“Our reputation stands on delivering excellent customer service and TranSend will enable us to have real-time visibility of our delivery process, improve delivery accuracy and efficiency and provide our customers with a more pro-active service”.

About Debono Foods:

Debono Foods is a specialist supplier of high quality foods and key ingredients to chefs in London and the South East. They provide an extensive range of ambient goods, chilled foods and specialist ingredients from all around the world.

www.debonofoods.com

Supply Chain Excellence awards 2017

TranSend Solutions has been shortlisted with customer Palmer and Harvey as a finalist for the Technology Award in the 2017 Supply Chain Excellence Awards. These awards recognise and reward organisations around the world that demonstrate excellence in their supply chain operations.

The Technology awards goes to a business who has demonstrated that their use of technology has had direct and quantifiable benefit to the supply chain.

Palmer and Harvey has revolutionised the precision of their fulfilment service to customers by implementing a single proof of delivery (ePOD) app, deployed on Zebra TC75 rugged devices, and back office system to consolidate a multi-party distribution operation where deliveries and collections, with individual special requirements for different parties, can be handled on each route.

The winners of the 2017 Awards will be revealed in front of more than 600 industry leaders at London’s Park Lane Hilton on Tuesday, 14th November.

Read more about Palmer and Harvey’s project with TranSend ePOD

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Home and Retail, specialist transport and warehousing partner for furniture retailers, has selected TranSend’s electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) app to manage their premium delivery service to both home and retail premises in the UK and Ireland, simplifying the process for drivers and providing real-time tracking of deliveries.

Home and Retail provides a white glove delivery service for many retail furniture clients including  House of Fraser, Dunelm, Heal’s and Natuzzi Italia, operating a fleet of 35 vehicles from 5 depots across the UK.

The TranSend ePOD app will be deployed on Samsung Galaxy Xcover4 Android devices and integrated with CoPilot for sat nav to provide drivers with step by step instructions, specific to each retailer’s requirements for delivery and assembly, including exchange of goods as required and managing collections for return to supplier or disposal.  TranSend route compliance monitors the route plan against actual performance and, in the back office, transport management and customer service teams receive real-time alerts to deal pro-actively with any issues as they arise.

Home and Retail use Ortec route planning and optimisation and TranSend will integrate with their operational system to share route and delivery information. All goods will be tracked from the point of collection or receipt to the point of delivery and information, including updated ETAs, made available to retailers, suppliers and manufacturers via a dedicated Customer Access website.

Modestas Kuzas, Director at Home and Retail, comments:

“Home and Retail take enormous pride in providing a professional end to end, fully integrated stockholding and delivery solution for furniture retailers as their chosen representative for the final stage of the consumer’s purchase experience.

Our reputation stands on delivering excellent customer service and TranSend will provide us and our clients with real-time visibility of the delivery and collection process, improve delivery accuracy and efficiency and provide our retail clients with a more pro-active service for their customers.”

 

About Home and Retail:

Home and Retail are the largest privately owned fully in-house, nationwide, white glove furniture delivery service in the UK and Ireland. Their unrivaled service includes two-man delivery, one-man delivery, the delivery of small items and pick and pack operations.

 

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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

 

 

 

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They say that ‘knowledge is power’ and, with a growing requirement for immediate, on-demand information across the whole supply chain – delivery and in-transit information needs to be accurate and shared across all operational areas.

ERP, order management and warehouse systems provide visibility of orders and stock to the point of despatch and then . . .  you need to wait for the driver’s paperwork to be returned in order to close the supply chain loop.

In the meantime, do you know what’s happening with your deliveries, collections and returns ?

  • What deliveries are on which vehicle – and is it the right vehicle?
  • Has the delivery left the building?
  • When is it due to be delivered?
  • Is it on time?
  • Can you automatically update the customer on the ETA?
  • Was it delivered and when?
  • Were there any issues at the point of delivery?
  • Do you know what stock is being returned and why?
  • Is the customer happy?
  • Do you have accurate information for immediate invoicing, credit or replacement?

TranSend ePOD is more than just electronic proof of delivery.

The ePOD app and back-office management system provides full-process supply chain delivery intelligence integrated with your operational systems to show the status of all stock, deliveries and collections, even in transit.

TranSend’s data capture workflow is based on products, individual customers, specific contracts and job types with user-defined visit checks and notes, presented as easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions via the driver’s device.

Here are just a few customer implementation examples of supply chain delivery management solutions incorporating integrated electronic proof of delivery and route planning:

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Canute Logistics have multiple customer contracts and use TranSend ePOD to monitor real-time activity and service levels against the route plan.

The back-office dashboard enables us, and our clients, to monitor real time delivery activity and service levels against the route plan, which gives us improved customer service reporting using live information’.

 

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Henderson Group use the TranSend ePOD workflow to handle variable customer delivery requirements such as Drop & Go, Drop & Lock and Cash-On-Delivery for Foodservice and Wholesale.

We wanted an ‘out-of-the-box’ solution that was simple and intuitive to use for our own and any agency drivers, with the depth of workflow functionality to manage customer-specific requirements at each stop and down to product detail level for variables such as temperature and weights.’ 

 

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High street retailer Perfect Home use TranSend ePOD and integrated route planning for store and home delivery & collection and provide automated text alerts to store and customer when the delivery vehicle is a pre-defined distance away.

‘TranSend will enable us to better plan, manage and monitor our store and customer deliveries and provide a more efficient and proactive service.’

 

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Commercial office furniture distributor Woodstock Leabank use TranSend ePOD and integrated route planning to build and optimise routes dependent on availability of stock and vehicles – based on weight and volume, including installation time.

The system is easy to use for both drivers and office staff and will streamline the process from taking orders, through to getting them scheduled and delivered.’

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The Henderson Group has deployed TranSend electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) on 120 Zebra TC55 Android devices across its Wholesale and Foodservice businesses.

The new delivery management solution provides The Henderson Group with a centralised delivery portal across the entire delivery operation and is integrated with their WMS and route planning systems to provide a single view of all delivery data, which means that Control Centre staff no longer need to navigate multiple systems and screens.

The TranSend app allows The Henderson Group to manage the entire driver’s day from log-on and depot departure through to depot return and driver debrief.  This includes:

  • Login checks to verify drivers against routes
  • Workflow to handle variable customer delivery requirements such as Drop & Go, Drop & Lock, COD, etc.
  • Dynamic updates with new driver tasks/deliveries throughout the day.
  • Recording uplifts, handling credits and split-cases.
  • Two-way messaging between the driver and back office.
  • Recording of notes and photographs against each delivery, available in real time to the back office for immediate debrief and to speed up any credit due.
  • Vehicle checks and defect reporting.
  • Delivery asset tracking and balance management for cages, milk crate dollies, etc.

The Henderson Group are committed to ensuring that their customer supply chains is as efficient and cost-effective as possible. TranSend ePOD has been implemented to support this aim with comprehensive, real-time visibility and tracking of deliveries.

With the new TranSend ePOD system, The Henderson Group are already seeing operational benefits:

  • A configurable, real-time back office dashboard view, tracking all vehicles and deliveries at any time.
  • ETAs, updated in real time.
  • Real-time exception alerts for proactive management of the delivery process, including temperature tolerance.
  • Accurate credit calculation for exceptions and returns, including catch weight foods and split cases for cash-on-delivery or immediate invoicing.
  • Enhanced vehicle checks, with intelligent walk-round sequence and full defect reporting.

Pat McGarry, Logistics Director at The Henderson Group, explains how TranSend ePOD supports their plans for service excellence:

We wanted an ‘out-of-the-box’ solution that was simple and intuitive to use for our own and any agency drivers, with the depth of workflow functionality to manage customer-specific requirements at each stop and down to product detail level for variables such as temperature and weights. TranSend enables us to provide a more flexible and efficient delivery service across both our Wholesale and Foodservice businesses with real-time information that enables us to pro-actively manage our delivery process.

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About The Henderson Group:  

  • Henderson Group is a local business and run by Martin and Geoffrey Agnew achieving 91st place on the latest 2016 Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table of the U.K’s private companies.
  • Henderson Group is ranked 6th in the Ulster Business Top 100 Companies 2016.
  • The Group owns the SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVO, VIVOXTRA and VIVO Essentials franchises in Northern     Ireland.
  • Four companies make up the Group – Henderson Wholesale, Henderson Retail, Henderson Group Property and Henderson Foodservice.
  • Henderson Wholesale has been distributing food and grocery-related products to the convenience retail sector for over 100 years and is the largest operator of its kind in the country, supplying 422 stores.
  • The Group is committed to sourcing local fresh foods from farmers, growers and suppliers, with over 75% of fresh products sourced on the island of Ireland.
  • Henderson Retail owns and operates 79 SPAR and EUROSPAR stores in Northern Ireland.
  • Henderson Foodservice is a market leading supplier to the catering industry, providing a vast range of products to hotels, schools, restaurants etc. across Ireland.
  • Operating out of its head office in Mallusk, the Group employs 3,017 employees across Northern Ireland.
  • Multi award winning Henderson Group claimed Belfast Telegraph ‘Company of the Year’ 2016 ; Henderson Retail, Retail Industry Awards ‘Community Retailer of the Year’; Henderson Wholesale, Ulster Grocer Best Marketing Campaign, and Business in the Community ‘Community Impact Champion 2016’, for its defibrillator campaign; Henderson Foodservice, Deloitte Best Managed Company and Investors in People Silver accreditation, to name a few.

www.henderson-group.com

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It can be difficult to gain approval for the implementation of new systems based on improving customer service alone, but with TranSend ePOD, customers are reaping the additional benefits of operational cost-savings and visibility with an automated and integrated delivery management solution.

Improved Customer Service
  • TranSend provides you with a simple-to-use ePOD app that is readily adopted by your own or agency drivers and provides step-by-step instructions for each stop, with tailored workflow for customer-specific delivery requirements.
  • TranSend ePOD provides you with full visibility of the delivery operation in the back office, tracking actual routes against plan using live traffic information, with predictive ETAs and Jeopardy Alerts, which means that customers can automatically receive updates on delivery status.
  • Any discrepancies at each stop are recorded via the driver’s PDA, including notes, photographs and signatures which provides the back office with real-time alerts to any delivery issues, such as damages and shortages, as soon as they arise. Corrective action, such as replacements or refunds can be actioned immediately.
  • Delivery intelligence and reports enable you to monitor and improve high levels of customer service.
Operational Cost-Savings
  • Instant and accurate electronic proof of delivery data enables you to invoice within minutes of job completion.
  • Save time, reduce errors and costs by automating manual, paper-based processes.
  • The resulting reduction in customer claims and delivery queries reduces the operational overhead and well as reducing late payments and credits.
  • Remove loading errors and save time relating to finding missing items with load scanning reconciled with the route plan.
  • A single device manages the driver’s day including all delivery and collection job, vehicle checks, fuel transaction recording and incident reporting, making more efficient use of their time on the road.

See what some of our customers have to say:

 

Canute logistics ePOD“TranSend ePOD has taken away the driver’s’ manual workload and effectively manages their day. We now have real-time access to accurate delivery information instead of waiting for the driver to return to depot. With seamless, two-way interfaces with our route planning and telematics systems, we have the benefit of an integrated solution comprising the best applications for each function. The back office dashboard enables us, and our clients, to monitor real time delivery activity and service levels against the route plan, which gives us improved customer service reporting using live information.”

Alan Ringrose, Systems Optimisation Manager at Canute Logistics

 

Palmer and Harvey ePODFor our drivers TranSend is extremely easy and intuitive to use. Importantly, TranSend can handle all of our very specific customer requirements with workflow configured to provide the driver with detailed instructions at each stop by customer, by contract and by product.”  

Mark Leonard, Group Operations Director at Palmer and Harvey

 

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“Being able to provide sub-contractors with the same TranSend functionality on their own devices, means that we can more effectively monitor and manage the costs of all deliveries whilst providing our customers with excellent service and response times whether we use our own drivers or a third party.” 

Bob Ashley, UK Logistics Manager at Barwick Bathroom Distribution LLP

 

 

TPN The Pallet Network“The adoption of TranSend ePOD provides our Members with real value through transparency of information as it happens; it replaces manual POD processing with indisputable and immediate electronic proof of delivery; it enables immediate response to customer queries; it manages and monitors compliance with customer service levels. All of which saves time, improves performance and reduces operational costs.”

Mark Duggan, Managing Director at TPN

 

 

ProCam ePOD“The additional benefit of vehicle checks and incident reporting on the TranSend app means that we can easily and cost-effectively manage the drivers’ day on a single mobile device.”

Nathan Sheppard, Group ICT Director at ProCam

 

 

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Delivery Intelligence - ePOD

If only all deliveries went 100% to plan without any exceptions, rejections or returns and credit handling  . . .

​The cost, time and effort needed to handle delivery exceptions manually makes it a slow process, but delivery accuracy and how you handle rejected or returned items has a direct impact on your business costs, your ROI and, not least, the perceived level of customer service that you provide.

Find out more at our seminar on 15th March at IntraLogisteX #ILX17, Ricoh Arena.

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With the latest version of TranSend, companies such as Palmer and Harvey, Wincanton and Perfect Home use sophisticated scanning, dynamic route planning, intelligent ePOD and smart returns management to ensure that products are delivered according to customer’s specific requirements and, using data captured at the point of delivery and back at the warehouse or depot, speed up customer refunds or replacements and ensure that as many items as possible are shown back in stock for resale – a win-win solution to reduce business costs and improve customer satisfaction:

  • Load scan-on, using the route manifest, ensures that the right goods are on the right vehicle for each route, identifying any missing items before departure
  • Dynamic route planning produces optimised routes with clearly identified delivery times which can be messaged to the customer the day before the delivery
  • Accurate ETA’s with in-journey updates of ETA’s (using live traffic) with updated arrival notifications and jeopardy alerts
  • Intelligent ePOD uses customised workflow by customer, contract and product including split cases, temperature monitoring and cash processing
  • Real-time proof of delivery and exception data enables accurate invoicing or cash collection
  • Smart returns management shows items for receipt back at depot for reverse scanning back into stock, remedial action or disposal

The TranSend ePOD app provides simple step-by-step instructions via the PDA, removing the need for detailed paperwork and saving driver time.  Much more than ‘sign on glass’, the app manages the driver’s entire day including vehicle checks, trailer management, fuel recording and incident reporting.

You can see TranSend in action and hear more on our customer case studies at IntraLogistex, 15-16 March 2017

 

IntraLogisteX 2017

IntraLogisteX 2017 is for logistics professionals who are looking for solutions to current and future challenges and promises to be bigger than ever, offering visitors the opportunity to see how all the latest cutting-edge technology can transform their operations so they stay one step ahead of the competition.

Visitor passes are FREE and give you full access to all the cutting-edge solutions on display, live demonstrations and the informative, inspiring sessions within the Technical Seminar Theatre (See TranSend on Day 1, 15th March at 12.15).

Opening Times:

09:30 until 16:00 on Wednesday, 15th March 2017
09:30 until 15:30 on Thursday, 16th March 2017

Visit the TranSend Solutions team on stand 110 to see:

  • How the TranSend ePOD app provides simple step-by-step instructions via the PDA, removing the need for detailed paperwork and saving driver time.  Much more than ‘sign on glass’, the proof of delivery app manages the driver’s entire day including vehicle checks, trailer management, fuel recording and incident reporting.
  • The route planning options within TranSend for amending and building route plans, range from simple manual route building (using drop and drag), through to the automated building of optimised routes taking into account each order’s requirements and constraints – including weight and volume, location, time-window, vehicle size.

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More information on the IntraLogisteX event website 

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food and drink delivery

To meet the demands of food & drink retailers, restricted delivery time-windows are often the norm and the need for accurate deliveries and control of returned goods are critical in minimising shrinkage and speeding up the payment process for deliveries.

Here are some of the TranSend system features used by our food and drinks clients:

  • Integrated route optimisation and electronic proof of delivery (ePOD)
  • Cash collection handling
  • Asset management of delivery cages
  • Handling of delivery assets – e.g. keys required for delivery to certain sites
  • Tracking to SKU level, handling different units of measure
  • Driver prompts specific to drop and to individual items at each drop, e.g. temperature-controlled items
  • Returns handling – non-deliveries and collections
  • Load validation before leaving the depot.

Our food and drink clients include:

Penta Foods, an Indian food manufacturer and distributor to restaurants and specialist food outlets with 2 UK depots.

Brindisa Foods, who deliver fine Spanish food to the UK market from their London base .

Harveys Brewery, deliver to their 47 pubs and free trade premises in London and the South East.

Hildon Water, deliver their natural spring water to their prestigious client base.

Hendersons Foodservice supply Spar stores in Ireland.

Palmer and Harvey, the UK’s number one delivered wholesaler serving multiple, convenience, forecourt and CTN retail outlets.

Read more about TranSend ePOD at Palmer and Harvey

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