VSc Solutions, highly experienced providers of supply chain fulfilment software and services, believes it is first to introduce an integrated solution to reduce costs in the last mile of dispatch and improve customer service, with the launch today of Dispatch Dynamic.
Dispatch Dynamic is a unique collaboration and integration of best-of-breed solutions from world-class players, which improves control, optimisation and visibility from order receipt through to proof-of-delivery.
Anthony Munro-Martin who heads up VSc Solutions mobile division said: "Managers today need to look at every opportunity for squeezing cost out of the supply chain. The last mile of dispatch is one of the few remaining resources left for management to exploit, where an integrated approach, such as Dispatch Dynamic, can reduce the internal cost to deliver while keeping customers up-to-date of events in near real-time."
The problem until now has been that no one supplier has the expertise to do it all, without incurring high implementation costs for end users. VSc Solutions has built on its partnerships with the UK's leading routing and scheduling vendor and the UK's leading provider of vehicle security technology and solved the integration issues. VSc Solutions brings the dispatch control component and integration backbone to Dispatch Dynamic. Route planning and optimisation comes from 121 Systems (value-added UK reseller of the UPS Logistics Technologies Roadnet Transportation suite). Maple Group provides intelligent vehicle locking and RFID (radio frequency identification) security and VSc Mobile Solutions, the on-board telematics, real-time performance monitoring and proof-of-delivery.
Simon Bragg, European Research Director at ARC Advisory Group said: "Here's a silver bullet, solving a logistics director's toughest challenges: driver hours, delayed deliveries, and disappearing trucks."
Terry Orton, managing director of Maple Group is delighted to be part of Dispatch Dynamic. "The level of integration, visibility and control is a major breakthrough in affordable solutions and the fight against theft," he commented.
According to UPS Logistics Technologies chief operating officer, Len Kennedy: "This collaboration comes as a result of customers demanding a more dynamic dispatching solution. Now, we can ensure that our customers receive a fully integrated end-to-end dispatching solution. Furthermore, it clearly positions our respective solutions as the leaders in dispatch
The integration of these best-of-breed solutions delivers the added value and visibility into last mile logistics. Aimed at small, medium and large-scale operators, Dispatch Dynamic is a modular solution enabling customers to select the modules missing from their existing dispatch management systems. The solution can be deployed as a software service or as an in-house solution.
Dispatch Dynamic features include:
-Seamless integration with upstream ERP/SOP/WMS solutions to capture orders without duplication
-Optimised route planning and scheduling for better use of resources More efficient loading to save money on shipping too much fresh air in vehicles
-The latest RFID technology to set new heights for sealing and securing vehicles, automating door locking/unlocking, removing gatehouse bottlenecks and keeping inventory secure
-Real-time tracking to keep customers in-formed of any changes to plan and provide a superlative service
-Vehicle and driver monitoring to reduce fleet operation costs
-Integration of proof-of-delivery to financial systems to speed up accurate invoicing.