FDBusiness.com

Navman Wireless Technology Delivers Wright Result For Top British Baker

 Breaking News
  • Firmenich Launches Advanced Natural Flavour Solutions For High Protein Beverages Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned company in the flavour and fragrance industry, has officially launched its Protein Shield Flavors, a new line of natural flavour solutions aimed to help developers address the challenges they face when creating beverage products with high protein content. “These natural solutions confirm Firmenich’s deep commitment to advancing health and wellness,” says Chris [...]...
  • JDE Invests Heavily in Kenco Coffee Company Rebrand Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) Professional has unveiled a fresh, new brand positioning for Kenco The Coffee Company, complete with a bold new logo and pack design. The new design brings to life the heritage, passion and expertise behind the well-loved brand, helping to further boost value and volume growth across the sector. The Kenco brand is [...]...
  • ABP Food Group in £22 Million Renewable Energy Project A £22 million investment by ABP Food Group’s renewable division in a green energy plant will produce enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes. ABP’s renewables division, Olleco, has just opened the new 15 MW Anaerobic Digestion facility in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The ABP Food Group facility is located adjacent to the Arla dairy, [...]...
  • How Steel Packaging Contributes to Saving Food A new film from APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has been launched to highlight the unique preservation qualities of steel packaging. Having recently welcomed the European Parliament’s (EP) initiative report – Resource efficiency: reducing food waste, improving food safety – APEAL is increasing its own efforts to drive improvements in managing food waste [...]...
  • New Website Brings Easy Access to Food Processing Equipment Interfood Technology has launched a new website to provide an easy-to-use resource for sourcing the latest in food technology and processing equipment. The site has been introduced to coincide with the company’s relocation to new, larger premises and marks another significant investment in Interfood’s development. The main reasons behind the complete revamp from the company’s previous [...]...

Navman Wireless Technology Delivers Wright Result For Top British Baker

Navman Wireless Technology Delivers Wright Result For Top British Baker
January 06
15:06 2016

‘Out of sight, out of mind’ is not an option for today’s managers of refrigerated fleets. Valuable time-sensitive perishable cargo, combined with a strong need to increase efficiency and mitigate risk, requires that companies who transport refrigerated and frozen product, know what is happening, when, and to which of their vans and trucks, along every mile of road — all in real time.

Last year telematics specialist Navman Wireless launched a temperature monitoring and tracking solution for refrigerated transport industry, largely in response to a growing demand from managers of refrigerated fleets to find new ways to maximise efficiency and simplify records, while doing everything possible to ensure temperature-controlled goods remain within set conditions.

Wrights Food Group has been one of the early adopters of the Navman solution and says it has “significantly improved” operational efficiency across its business after fitting temperature monitoring and vehicle tracking technology to their main fleet of refrigerated trailers and trucks.

Complete Visibility

Six months after signing up with Navman, the well-known baker and food-service supplier says it is making savings in fuel and manpower as well as improving customer service, and have extended the use of the technology across its 20 strong local delivery fleet.

“The critical extra variable provided by temperature monitoring and tracking is the ability to see the so called “complete picture,” says Wrights Food Group Logistics Manager, Nic Cuthbertson. “Improving operational efficiency across our entire fleet is the main driver for investment in the technology, but it is the knowledge and visibility the system data gives us that is of critical importance.”

TeletracNavman2January2016Nic Cuthbertson says clear visibility of exactly where drivers are at any given time and accurate knowledge of trailer temperature, allows him to keep the customer ‘in the loop’ in real time, so the whole process of delivering time sensitive product is a transparent and efficient as possible. “We found that Navman offered the best combination of features and that the data was presented in a really usable way. There is also a long list of operational benefits,” he explains.

According to Nic Cuthbertson, having the knowledge of when engines are idling when they should be switched off has enabled Wrights to save a significant amount of fuel.

“The system also provides us with knowledge of when a door is open/closed, for example, and having this real-time visibility into our vehicles will also help prevent cargo theft,” he adds.

Improved Driver Behaviour

“We also wanted to reduce our environmental impact and improve driver behaviour. Previously, we sent drivers out and just assumed they were doing their jobs properly.”

With the Navman system, Nic Cuthbertson says any examples of bad driving are flagged up so he can immediately deal with problems such as harsh braking and errant behaviour.

“We have clear visibility of what routes are being taken, enabling us to improve routes, reduce delivery miles and avoid, if we can, traffic accidents and other issues. This improves our response to customers by identifying where vehicles are compared to their own loading/unloading schedule.”

Nic Cuthbertson continues: “We can also see how drivers are interpreting the working time directive by taking breaks, observing bad practice and drivers dragging the day out, allowing hours to be tightened up.”

Want to find out more? Click here to speak with us or to get a free demo.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 19, 2017PMA Fresh Summit 2017
  • October 21, 2017Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo 2017
  • October 22, 2017Serbotel
  • October 22, 2017Natexpo
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Logistics

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements