Incomplete integration between proof of delivery and associated systems costs UK logistics firms millions in lost efficiency savings, according to independent research commissioned by M-Netics. At the heart of that integration and the associated savings is real time data communication between the driver in the field and the depot or head office.
With modern, smart communications the driver never needs to worry about data transfer and is free to focus on his worksheet. Seamless roaming from WiFi to 3G and 100% guaranteed data transfer even in the poorest reception areas ensure connectivity throughout the working day.
Real-time data transfer enables prioritisation of new jobs and re-routing to provide optimum collection and delivery as well as the most efficient route to take. This quickly develops into significant cost savings over planned separate collection and delivery trips as well as improving response to unforeseen events such as break downs or emergencies.