Logistic app, 05/15/2015
In late May 2015, the logistics service provider Rhenus eonova has introduced the intuitively easy-to-use logistics app from EURO-LOG for capturing the status of its deliveries
Hallbergmoos-Munich – Thanks to the smartphone app Mobile Track from EURO-LOG, since late May 2015 the logistics service provider Rhenus eonova and its customers are able to see the status of their consignments in real time. Customers of Rhenus eonova are healthcare institutions, such as hospitals or laboratories. The app gives them direct and independent access to track whether their consignments have been loaded, are in transit or have already arrived at their destination.
"The app complements our existing ERP systems and information tools. It allows our customers to check the status of their goods in real time. With the app Mobile Track from EURO-LOG we have found a solution that allows us to track consignments right through to the 'last mile'", reports Vera Krüger, Business Unit Manager at Rhenus eonova.
Thanks to Mobile Track, both Rhenus eonova and their customers know the exact current status of their deliveries in real time. To guarantee this, since late May each loading list carries a barcode, which the drivers have to scan. All the drivers need for this is a smartphone with the app installed. After they have scanned the barcode, the drivers must scan all the loading crates on the load list. This generates the status "loaded", which is then transmitted in real time to Rhenus eonova's Internet-based information tool, which the relevant customer can also access. If the smartphone is not receiving a signal when the scan is performed, the app can also be used in offline mode. The data is transmitted as soon as the phone comes within range of a signal again.
On delivery of the goods to the customer, all the consignments are scanned once again. This procedure logs the time and place of delivery. The latter is derived from the GPS coordinates of the smartphone. The following status reports are generated, based on the loading and unloading information: "ready", "loaded"/"in transit" and "delivered".
As well as logging the status, the scan also automatically checks for completeness. In this way, any missing items or loading crates are immediately highlighted.
The Rhenus eonova project meant that EURO-LOG had to make further developments to Mobile Track. In the new version, the app now carries out the loading scan as well as the unloading scan. EURO-LOG was able to complete the project within just two months of starting.
Krüger commented, "based on this project, EURO-LOG has proved itself to be a reliable and results-oriented cooperation partner".
The app is highly intuitive to use, and experience has shown a high level of acceptance of it by drivers. This high level of usability means that user training is generally not required, thus saving time and costs.
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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.