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The importance of tracking goods from warehouse to destination

Supplier: Gamma Solutions
05 September, 2017

Tracking goods from initial pick up at origin to the time they are delivered to the destination is essential, providing information to support cost control and increase productivity.

Tracking goods also provides accurate tracking information - all of which improves customer satisfaction.

In today’s environment customers not only expect their goods to arrive on time and undamaged, they also need to be able to track their items whilst in transit and obtain a proof of delivery without delay. Gamma Solutions provide a wide range of rugged mobile handheld and vehicle mounted computers together with tablet PCs to make these requirements a reality.

Our products enable the pickup and delivery system to be automated so drivers can scan tracking numbers for verification and collect signatures on the mobile handheld computers. This information can be time and date stamped and sent in real time to the people who require the information. One of the main benefits of this technology is that the proof of delivery can be sent to the customer within seconds of the package being received.

By combining the information received from the time and date stamp as well as the GPS routes taken by the driver, businesses can optimise the delivery routes between stops, dispatchers can locate drivers within a specific area for urgent pickups, and loads and shipments can be better planned.

One of the largest issues facing transportation and logistics companies is the hectic cross docks; semi-trailers and rail carts needing to be unpacked whilst ensuring parcels are transferred to the correct outbound trucks and vans is critical. Companies are looking for ways to improve the flow and speed of operations whilst limiting the number of times the shipment is handled by operators. With mobile computers having the ability to tell drivers exactly where each parcel is destined, businesses can significantly reduce the number of shipment-handling errors. Each parcel scanned upon entry to the dock will ensure fewer mistakes through greater visibility of each shipment.

With the ability to see which mobile computers are in use, which ones are available and where they are located, businesses can optimise the use of their assets by having all this information available in real time. Mobile computers attached to other equipment such as a forklift or truck, can also use the technology to maintain service and maintenance records for the individual vehicles. With the freedom to change the vehicle mounted computer from one vehicle to another in a matter of seconds you will never have a mobile computing device sitting around idle again, saving both time and money.

Products from Gamma Solutions can be used for the following applications:

  • Asset tracking and utilisation
  • Dispatch and route optimisation
  • Load management
  • In transit status
  • Cross Dock supervision
  • Driver automation and productivity

To discuss these and many other applications please contact us for advice.