|INFORMATION: Free information is available from BELGRAVIUM on the subject in this story. Click here to request a copy|
Logistics providers, The Malcolm Group, have selected the Geneva 6000 handheld and Monaco 7100 truck mounted terminals by Belgravium to provide them with real time stock traceability of their warehouse operations nationwide.
Originating as a family run business in the 1940s, The Malcolm Group has become a leading provider of logistics and construction services, employing assets of over 1,600 people, 450 trucks, 1,000 trailers, 120 items of heavy plant and over 3 million square feet of warehousing throughout the UK. Incorporating warehousing and handling services, road and rail distribution and supply chain management, they provide integrated logistics solutions to a wide range of Blue Chip customers over their sites in Central Scotland, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire.
The Malcolm Group are renowned for their quality of service which stems from their highly skilled and experienced workforce. Their belief in providing reliability and peace of mind for all of their customers is a key driver for their consistent investment in the latest vehicles, equipment, technology and training. As part of this philosophy, The Malcolm Group were actually amongst the first pioneers of barcoding to aid warehouse traceability and to this day place a big emphasis on investing in the most advanced technology to bring real-time stock visibility to all their stock controllers and customers.
Based on their key values, the Malcolm Group have recently taken the decision to upgrade their existing narrowband terminals used to track good and containers around their Grangemouth and Elderslie sites. The Malcolm Group selected leading UK supplier, Belgravium to fulfil their radio data requirements choosing the robust Geneva 6000 series handheld and fit for purpose Monaco 7100 truck mounted terminals.
The Malcolm Groups current operation worked on a narrowband network, which is a unique requirement in the industry. This was no problem for Belgravium who specialise in providing more bespoke solutions to their end users. The Geneva and Monaco are already proven terminals within container tracking applications, so were ideal choice for the robust and critical warehouse operation for the Malcolms Group. The lightweight, ergonomic,and rugged design of Geneva was commended for its ease of use and operational reliability, key features that the Malcolm Group hold in the highest regard. In addition, the fit for purpose Monaco provided Malcolms with a high level of process automation with a high degree of superior functionality. Backed by a well renowned support and maintenance package. this made Belgravium perfect first choice for hardware supplier.
As a result of the initial rollouts at Grangemouth and Elderslie, The Malcolm Group has also decided to extend the solution into their other sites at Daventry International Freight Terminal, Newhouse and Kirkby Thore. The system looks set to help them secure the benefits derived from having a real time flow of critical management data and the consequent improvements in supply chain operations will benefit both the company and its clients.