Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

DHL improves visibility for Triumph contract

DHL Supply Chain has implemented Paragon’s Fleet Controller software for its contract with Triumph office furniture.

Fleet Controller takes live vehicle position information from Navman Wireless GPS tracking units fitted to the Triumph’s fleet of vehicles.

This allows Triumph’s DHL logistics team, based at Triumph’s manufacturing site in Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales, to monitor actual vehicle activity against planned routes generated from its Paragon transport optimisation software.

This gives a real view of the efficiency of daily deliveries and alerts the team to unusual activity. 
 
The information gathered from the system enables DHL to continually evolve the efficiency of its delivery routes, cutting road miles and therefore significantly reducing vehicle emissions.

It also allows DHL to notify Triumph customers of any changes to delivery times, keeping them informed in real time.

Steve Austin, general manager, DHL Supply Chain, said: “Paragon Fleet Controller allows us to manage our vehicle resources and drivers with greater efficiency. With integrated vehicle tracking we can see precisely how the daily plan is progressing which enables us to spot potential problems and deal with them quickly.

“This true picture of vehicle and driver activity ensures that we plan our routes and loads for maximum efficiency and this minimises road miles. The system also provides higher levels of security, because we are alerted to any unauthorised deviating from the planned route. We can also let customers know whether or not a delivery is running late or will arrive earlier than expected.”