Even a minor temperature variation in reefers or delay in trips could disrupt the entire schedules and cause huge potential loss in business. Implementation of GPS tracking systems in FMCG trucks can benefit you in numerous ways.
From drivers to delivery agents to your clients and everyone in between; automating is simplifying logistics operation and getting in charge, in control.
Time is money & time costs money, especially when your core focus is in FMCG industry. Each delayed delivery would have to be answered coz that brings down your clients’/dealers business and consequently yours. Manually assigning routes & trip schedules to your FMCG trucks results in unoptimized routes, missed delivery points & delayed deliveries. Why take a chance when you can optimize and automate all your trips with appropriate routes & stops using a GPS vehicle tracking system?
Unoptimized routes, speeding, reckless driving, excessive idling etc of your trucks could all result in increased fuel expenses. Bottom line is, with the absence of an automated GPS truck tracking system, you’re wasting your money. And in case of quick requirements or delivery requests, why not redirect one of the trucks nearby client site to fulfill customer requirements instead of dispatching an idle truck @ warehouse (far away from client site) for a single delivery.
Unauthorized truck use & lazy work patterns bring you nothing, but losses. But to know this, you must identify drivers who do unlawful activities with your trucks. Implementation of driver identification & authorization devices like iButtons or RFID’s in your trucks help you know exactly when your drivers start work, how long they take for lunches and breaks, and when they stop working for the day, without relying on manual time sheets.
Your FMCG trucks carry perishable goods for long duration of time to be delivered at dealers, distribution centers or client sites. These materials require constant monitoring, even a minor temperature fluctuation within the reefer can bring a huge potential loss in your monthly business statistics. Keep monitoring reefer temperature levels real time & get alerted in occasions of a temperature fluctuation, rectify it asap to avoid losses.
If your company uses a GPS tracking system that could optimize & automate trip schedules, use geo fences to limit unauthorized vehicle usage and reduce delivery delays, offer anti-theft features to offer maximum security to client goods, trigger reminders to maintain vehicle health, generate alerts on temperature variations and do many more tasks, you are already offering the best possible services to your clients; you just need to let them know & win new contracts.