Bangalore, India (August 01, 2014) – DTDC Courier and Cargo Limited is India’s largest delivery network with 3700 locations serving 10,000 pins, 240 countries. 15,000 people handle over 10 million parcels a month and delivering end-to-end supply chain solutions, DTDC strives for real-time services. It boasts of a highly optimized supply chain service platform, enhanced by advanced infrastructure, technology and a vast network.
In order to manage the operations smoothly and efficiently, DTDC uses hub and spoke mode of distribution within each city and hub-to-hub transport between cities. This model employs leased vehicles for transporting consignments and pays the vehicle owners on Kilometer basis. This often involves dedicated employees at each hub, tracking vehicle arrival/departure, recording odometer readings and manually consolidating this information at the end of the month to generate invoices and make payments. This is often cumbersome, error prone and time consuming, resulting in delayed payments and inaccuracies. DTDC has in the past tried using GPS Tracking Solutions from several vendors to introduce automation and solve this problem. However, field failure rates of over 30% of these devices made the solution unreliable and ended up augmenting costs instead of minimizing expenditure!
AssetTrackr, a leading provider of Fleet and Asset management solutions, approached DTDC and offered a solution backed by Service Level Agreements (SLA). AssetTrackr installed a very compact tracking device under the dashboard and provided web based access to their hosted service on the Cloud. The solution provides real-time tracking of the entire vehicle fleet, grouping them by regions for easy manageability. Features like Landmarks and Geo-Zones for setting/receiving alerts and customized dashboard and trip reports allow quick and easy information access. AssetTrackr’s Odometer implementation is within 1-2% of the physical odometer accuracy. With this, DTDC operations team is now able to generate daily reports on mileage across the fleet and automatically generate bills at the end of the month.
The solution has been in place for the past couple of years and the DTDC operations team is very pleased with the results. The fleet owners have been instructed that payment will be only based on GPS Tracking. They were initially apprehensive but are now happy as their payments are released on time and are more accurate.
DTDC is India’s Largest Express Delivery Network, comprising of over 5800 Channel Partners spread across the country and a strength of 22,000 professionals enabling deliveries of 11 million consignments per month across over 10,000 pin-codes in India. Started in 1990 and headquartered in Bangalore, today DTDC also has a significant global footprint and services 240 international locations including USA, UK, Canada, UAE, Hong Kong, Australia, China and all ASEAN countries, through its own operations, joint ventures and business associates. It offers products that address all Logistics-related needs of its clients, ranging from Express Documents to Heavy Cargo, from Domestic Premium Products to International Delivery, and from Supply Chain Solutions to Warehousing.
AssetTrackr was founded in 2011 with a vision to leverage Global Positioning System (GPS) and GPRS technologies to offer solutions in tracking mobile and fixed assets. Applications include online vehicle tracking, fleet management, stolen vehicle recovery, driver behavior monitoring, passenger safety, personal vehicle tracking, safety measures for corporate pickup/drop-off service, travel time and distance consolidation on leased vehicles, hours of operation on construction equipment etc. AssetTrackr solution is completely cloud-based and tightly integrated with the tracking hardware (designed to our specs) to provide a highly reliable, scalable and usable application. The solution can be completely personalized to the customer and provides role-based user hierarchy, alerts for various events like over-speeding, landmarks, Geo-fencing, and route deviation. The solution also provides consolidated reports and route mapping. A Smartphone application also provides anytime, anywhere access. AssetTrackr GPS Tracking Solution can also be integrated into ERP systems via REST API’s.
AssetTrackr also provides, SafeKar, a personal car tracking solution for individuals and chauffeur driven vehicles.
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