An innovative system allowing haulage companies to control all of their operations under one umbrella platform while offering complete visibility to customers, is now available from Deltion Ltd, creator of the logistics industrys first collaborative web based system.

Requiring no significant upfront investment, the Deltion DepotNet system enables single or multi-site hauliers to bring together all of their different services under one umbrella, taking account of each sites own delivery and collection runs, trunks, fleet, sub-contractors and local carriers.

The DepotNet system enables customers to place an order online and also see what stage in its journey their consignment has reached.

It is designed to complement any other system which hauliers may use, such as the Deltion CarrierNet system which is proving increasingly popular with distribution networks based on multiple licensees, as well as customer ERP and WMS systems.

Cost is based on a modest monthly fee per vehicle involved and it even allows selected depots within the operation to create an internal network operating on the same principles as a carrier network.

A key benefit is the provision of real-time visibility of information across the organisation in relation to aspects such as orders, fleet utilisation, fleet location, performance and exceptions, enabling optimal use of resources, enhanced customer service and a reduction in IT costs. It is also designed to incorporate RFID (Radio Frequency Identification).

Piyush Shah, Chief Executive Officer at Deltion Ltd, commented: Many general hauliers are involved in all types of operations from small one-off collections and deliveries, to large scale contract work.

Previously it has been virtually impossible for all of these to be managed by one IT system but the DepotNet system for the first time brings all functions onto one easily managed platform.

Not only will time and resources be better utilised, but customer service will be significantly enhanced through the provision for on-line ordering and real-time track and trace capabilities.

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