Benefits of Mobile Asset Tracking Software
Mobile asset tracking software and applications in the courier industry are becoming more and more common. They have been proven to speed up delivery times, automatically and electronically record proof of delivery, and provide easy access to manifest details.
Mobile asset tracking software can be tailor made for your individual needs, but some of the main uses include:
There are many benefits to implementing mobile asset tracking software within your courier company, including:
Having delivery drivers using mobile devices can seriously improve communication, both within the organisation and with the customers. Mobile devices can be used to track driver locations in real time. This information can be seen from a central location back at base and can be used to inform the customer of an estimated delivery time. They can also be used to instantly contact a customer, co-worker or a dispatch group with voice, push-to-talk (PTT) services and text messaging.
Drivers can use their mobile devices to accurately document all delivery information by capturing package barcode information, document proof of condition, and record recipient names and time of delivery. This information can then be communicated to the customer and the company.
Mobile asset tracking software in the short term can seem like an expensive investment. But in the long term it can generate significant savings within a company. Having real-time visibility within in the delivery cycle means that deliveries can be better routed and tracked. This gives the company the potential to take on more jobs per day which generates more revenue.
This solution also streamlines invoicing. When an order is delivered the paper work can immediately be sent to the customer. A faster invoicing time means a faster payment schedule.
Mobile asset tracking can significantly maximise productivity by routing and scheduling jobs according to distance, traffic, and driver location. It can also schedule pickups in conjunction with deliveries. With real-time driver visibility shipments are delivered on time by optimising routes, communicating with drivers in real-time, and keeping track of last-minute changes.
Courier companies in the past have been primarily paper based. By implementing a mobile delivery solution all collection and processing documentation will become automated, effectively replacing paper-based delivery list and reports.
ADC Barcode’s mobile technology solutions and applications give drivers the ability to scan packages to dynamically record their deliveries, electronically capture signatures, and take photos for proof of delivery.