Container Management App, 07/29/2015
As a mobile addition to the EURO-LOG Container Management System, the Container Management App simplifies the management of containers thanks to its simple, intuitive operation
Hallbergmoos-Munich – Simple, intuitive and intelligent: The Container Management App developed by IT service provider EURO-LOG, a company specializing in the integration of logistical processes, simplifies and thereby increases the efficiency of container management. The app is very simple to understand, intuitive to use and can be easily used by drivers or employees whether they are in the warehouse or at the ramp - even without any prior knowledge or operating instructions. The large, clearly set-out and self-explanatory icons in the Container Management App make it easier to use, which means that errors can be reduced by using the app. Time that often has to be invested in training when employing scanner solutions, for example, can be saved. Experience shows that the app is very popular among users thanks to its high level of usability.
As well as having a simple layout, the app also shows users photos of the various container types available for selection when booking containers. This suggestion function enables users to select the right container for the booking from the list of containers available, even without any prior knowledge.
The app records containers, such as pallets or small load carriers, while users are on the floor in goods inward or outward and sends the scanned data to the Container Management System in real time. The containers are thereby automatically assigned to the relevant delivery note. This avoids any delays when registering incoming or outgoing containers because the load carriers can be recorded no matter where they are, whether that is directly at the ramp or in the hall. An intelligent target / actual comparison function enables any non-conformities, such as a higher or lower number of containers or damage, to be identified immediately and documented directly. This means that stocktaking can also be carried out using the app.
Where there is cross-company sharing of containers, meaning that both companies and their logistics service providers alike can book containers via the app, the app not only simplifies the booking and booking confirmation process but also replaces paper forms entirely. Manual processes for filling in bookings and their subsequent digitizing are no longer needed. Signatures are also recorded by the app and sent directly to the Container Management System. This ensures greater traceability and a higher level of data quality in the container cycle because queries can be answered quickly and errors caused by manual data input are significantly reduced.
All current smartphones with Android operating systems, such as the Samsung Galaxy, support the application. The Container Management App can also be used on a standard Android scanner.
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For 25 years, EURO-LOG has been providing IT services to shippers and logistics service providers who know that logistics is much more than just transporting goods from A to B. With the help of the EUROLOG SCM PLATFORM, the IT service provider connects all process partners involved in real time, creates a transparent supply chain to improve cooperation and offers managers maximum control.
The innovative IT solutions, which provide open service interfaces, are ready to use on the EUROLOG SCM PLATFORM: B2B Integration, Procurement Management, Transport Management, ONE TRACK Shipment Tracking, Container Management and Mobile Logistics Solutions. EURO-LOG’s solutions are currently used by international customers operating in sectors such as automotive, ecommerce & retail, industry and logistics as well as many others.
EURO-LOG was founded in 1992 as a joint venture by Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Digital Equipment. The firm became a “people-owned company” in 1997 and developed into one of the leading providers of IT and process integration. Today, at the head office in Hallbergmoos-Munich with its own computer centres, more than 80 employees provide for transparency in logistic processes with innovative software applications and individual links.