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Nimbus ePOD

Nimbus ePOD is a mobile workflow enablement solution for the Transport and Logistics environment. The solution has been created with generic functionality for the following environments:

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  1. Freight / Courier
  2. Dry Bulk Logistics – Tipper Trucks
  3. Wet Bulk Logistics – Tanker Trucks
  4. Ready Mixed Concrete
  5. Cold Chain
  6. Vehicle Recovery and Delivery
  7. Abnormal Loads

Customer specific workflow is configured and/or developed rapidly from the generic solution and may be refined on an ongoing basis to achieve optimal performance.

The Configuration of the workflow is achieved through the creation of a Workflow, where the tasks are defined and sequenced to achieve the desired workflow.

Rules and verifications are built in to ensure maximum data accuracy and the date, Time and Location stamp are recorded at each step of the process.

TThe workflow may be tested and refined until acceptable allowing for the generation of an api defining the data requirement for the integration with the existing backend systems.

TThe electronic Proof of Delivery may be provided in pdf format or the signature and relevant data may be pushed onto existing document templates in the document storage solution.

 

Essential Features:

1. Full Operational Lifecycle

Full Operational Lifecycle, from vehicle loading, delivery and collections to returns management, the solution controls the full operational lifecycle of the logistics operation. Clear transfer of responsibility is maintained and the system allows for security audits at any stage.  

2. Deliveries and Collections

Deliveries and Collections, All items are tracked to the point of delivery and the electronic signatures are captured for all deliveries. Configurable reason codes ensure the accurate recording of delivery exceptions or endorsements. Collections are tracked from the point of contract including unscheduled collections.

3. Container Management

Container Management, the solution may be configured to track “containers”, defined as boxes, rolls / reels, trolleys, pallets or bins. Each time a controlled container is moved, the solution maintains a transaction history list.

 

Benefits:

1. Overall Cost Savings

Overall Cost Savings, increase in staff productivity, by utilising the task, asset and equipment management facilities, together with a reduction in manual processing time and paperwork is achieved through real-time data updates and decision-making processes. Reduction in stock losses through process ownership, data accuracy and asset tracking.

2. Labour and Resource Management

Labour and Resource Management, provided through the ability to define operators and equipment with skills sets, these resources are managed at a task level. Reporting provides feedback, allowing the business to improve the processes and initiate continual improvement programs. All operator actions are controlled centrally by the application server, providing a complete view of all operators and the current activities to the Supervisors, who may send messages, view transaction histories and define future operator actions.

3. Escalations

Escalations, Management of operational issues, discrepancies and problems may be tracked through escalation procedures that automatically send other operators to investigate issues as they occur.