Transportation & Logistics
If you're in the business of moving people or cargo, whether by air, ground or sea, access to real-time data is vital to your success. The organization and management of services regarding the flow of trucks, the products those trucks carry, and people through public transportation is at the heart of Transportation and Logistics (T&L). This involves the integration of information concerning the products being transported, the time duration of those transports, and where the merchandise is at any particular time. T&L systems enable companies to accurately track every item throughout their supply chain and improve efficiency, saving immeasurable hours in cross docking, yard management and pick-up and delivery operations. Using mobile computers, RFID systems, and bar-code scanners to deliver real-time information exactly where it's needed, companies are able to have complete and timely visibility of their goods at all times.
By developing strategic partnerships with best-of-breed ISVs and world class hardware manufacturers, BlueStar's "In-a-Box" Series provides a jump start for those who provide or wish to provide solutions for Transportation & Logistics. These "In-a-Box" Solution bundles consist specifically of selected hardware that is best suited for the targeted solution, including peripherals that complete the solutions offering.
- Driver In-a-Box
- Technician In-a-Box
- Sales Rep In-a-Box
- Inspector In-a-Box
Solutions are available for these segments:
Proof of Delivery
In fleet management, tracking pickups and proof of delivery is an important as delivery shipments on time and without damage. By using real-time wireless communications, fleets can become more responsive, improve performance, learn more about how routes are being executed to improve route planning, and improve driver dispatcher communications. Transportation and Logistics (T&L) companies using these real-time systems have instant access to delivery information so they can quickly and easily handle any customer proof-of-delivery requests or issues. With an automated proof of delivery system, companies substantially reduce errors, improve driver productivity and keep their operations and customers better informed.
Yard Management solutions offer carriers solutions such as access in/out control, equipment pool and yard location. This allows companies the ability to maximize asset utilization for operational planning, and minimizes time consuming yard checks, equipment searches and lost equipment with time and date verification for management reporting. Maintenance and repair can be automated by making instructions and information immediately available to technicians. Using rugged batch and wireless handheld and mounted computers and industrial wireless LANs, helps to deliver the day's schedule as well as maintenance histories, maintenance or repair instructions, and detailed device information. The handheld computer's built-in scanners can be used to verify that the correct equipment is being worked on and ensure that the correct parts are used and billed out of inventory to the correct asset. And, when the tasks are completed, a final scan of the bar-code label records the completed work and updates the master maintenance records.
In an industry where efficiencies make the difference in sales and profits, efficient delivery processes are essential. Armed with mobile computers , drivers can now record deliveries, maintain a running status of delivery activity and communicate that information to their back office systems in real time. Using wireless data collection terminals and computers, wireless communications , bar code printers, and scanners, asset tracking solutions can be integrated into existing systems, or installed as part of a total supply chain solution. This supply supply chain transparency, drives greater efficiency and allows for more information to be available to customers, thereby improving customer satisfaction. This improved customer satisfaction will result in greater sales delivered through more efficient processes, positively impacting the bottom line.