Optimised data traffic improves invoicing process
By the end of this year 2010, Arcese, Italy’s largest carrier, will have equipped more than 600 trucks with a Transics TX-MAX on-board computer. Arcese Trasporti selected Transics, as it is confident the leading provider of fleet management solutions, is the long-term partner it needs to support its ambitious growth. “Transics’ solution is innovative, forward-looking and reliable, just like Arcese,” said Marco Manfredini, Vice-President Operation.
The Arcese transport group was set up in 1966 as a one-truck carrier. Today, it is one of the leading logistics companies in Western Europe, with over 1,500 trucks. From Hong Kong to the U.S., Arcese facilitates the transport of goods to various markets. The key factor behind its impressive growth is its vision to “always think ahead”. In line with that vision, the carrier recently decided to replace its existing fleet management solution from a local supplier with a system with broader and more forward-looking functionalities. Key objectives include optimized resources, reduced communication and fuel costs, and improved invoicing processes. Testing proved that Transics’ fleet management solutions can help meet all these goals.
Easy, remote forwarding of data
Arcese also implemented Transics’ mobile document scanner and Digital Memory Download device so as to guarantee the easy, remote forwarding of documents (scanner) and data of the digital tachograph to the back office, in real time. “The mobile scanner is a guarantee that documents no longer get lost. The shipping documents are now immediately available at the office, in digital format, which greatly speeds up the invoicing process. In the past, it took us several weeks to invoice a haulage job. We will now be able to make and send invoices much quicker, which will improve our cash flow,” said Marco Manfredini.
First-class customer services
Equally handy to cut costs and drive efficiency are the FMS/CAN Bus interface, which allows the monitoring of engine activities, and the truck-friendly navigation (TX-NAVIGATION) tool. As the navigation is also integrated into the planning, it ensures a flawless and efficient follow-up of transport activities. In this way, the Transics fleet management system will also substantially raise the level of customer services: the trucks will deliver even more punctually and be able to inform customers about the current status of their goods. The analyses and reports from the TX-MAX on-board computer will further support Arcese to raise its drivers’ awareness about ecological and economical driving and safety – two of the company’s core values.
“Transics sets itself apart from its competitors by providing solutions that proactively think ahead, just like Arcese does. It really is the long-term partner we were looking for to support us in our continuous growth,” Marco Manfredini concluded.
Arcese Trasporti S.p.A, with headquarters in Arco, Italy, facilitates land, sea and air shipments in multiple markets, and delivers a wide variety of goods throughout Italy and Europe. Established in 1966 as a family-run company, Arcese has grown organically and through acquisitions to become one of Italy’s largest transport and logistics companies and one of the biggest of its kind in Western Europe. The group employs 4.000 people, has a fleet of 1,500 trucks and 1 million square metres of warehouse space. www.gruppoarcese.com
Established in 1991, Transics International NV develops and commercializes high-end fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sectors. Thanks to years of experience, thorough R&D efforts and a sharp focus on the customer experience, Transics has become the leading European player in its sector. In addition to its headquarters in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe. The company has been listed on the stock exchange (Euronext Brussels) since June 2007.