The “swap & swipe” programme that fleet management expert Transics launched a few months ago, is proving to be a big success. Many logistics companies have recently decided to swap their existing CarrierWeb or Transics solutions for a new Transics system that includes the intuitive TX-SKY on-board computer. Post-Kogeko is one of them. The Dutch carrier replaced the CarrierWeb system in 300 of its trucks by a TX-SKY on-board computer, including the TX-FLEX add-on for mobile applications outside the cab. Post-Kogeko chose the new package on account of the many innovative features, the easy integration and the ease-of-use.
For over 30 years, Post-Kogeko has been an expert in transporting food products throughout the Benelux and the UK. To ensure that the food is delivered at the customers’ sites in time and in good condition, the logistics service provider has always believed in the power of state-of-the-art technology, both for its trucks and the back office. In line with that strategy, Post-Kogeko will soon replace its CarrierWeb on-board computers by Transics’ TX-SKY. In the back office, Transics’ online TX-CONNECT platform will help to efficiently manage the master data. All Transics solutions will be seamlessly integrated into the existing IT systems, such as the TMS (Transport Management System) or trailer follow-up system.
Permanent monitoring, in real time
A high-end fleet management solution is indispensable for Post-Kogeko to ensure good, reliable customer services. “If we continuously monitor the status of our trucks and trailers, we can provide our customers with useful information. In the case of refrigerated or frozen shipments, it is equally important to keep a close eye on the temperature in the reefers,” says Marcel Veenbrink, ICT Manager at Post-Kogeko. By combining Transics’ TX-SKY and TX-CONNECT solutions with Transics’ trailer telematics solution for temperature monitoring, Post-Kogeko can follow up the activities, position and temperature of its fleet in real time.
TX-SOCIAL further helps Post-Kogeko to automatically process and effectively manage all data from the cab and the vehicle. In addition, the Transics solution enables great fuel savings – an aspect that is of utmost importance, as Post-Kogeko is fully committed to being a sustainable company. The company is even considering installing TX-ECO – Transics’ programme to objectively assess the driving behaviour of the Post-Kogeko drivers (economic and ecologic driving behaviour) – in order to work more sustainably.
Fixed and mobile
As a technology front runner, Post-Kogeko was also easily won over by the mobile solutions that Transics suggested. The TX-SMART app helps the logistics service provider to smoothly communicate with its subcontractors.
Own drivers will be using the new TX-FLEX app on an industrial Motorola PDA, as an add-on to the TX-SKY on-board computer. TX-FLEX allows them to scan bar codes, take and transmit pictures, register digital signatures, etc. outside the cab. Synchronised with the TX-SKY on-board computer via Bluetooth, the data are then forwarded to the TX-CONNECT back office platform for further processing.
“The Transics product portfolio perfectly fits our vision. It helps us to better inform our customers, plan more effectively and save on costs. Moreover, the solutions are very user-friendly,” added Richard van den Berg, General Manager of Post-Kogeko. “Post-Kogeko is committed to continually optimise its logistics services. We are proud that the company has chosen our solutions to achieve that aim,” concluded Transics’ CEO Walter Mastelinck.
Post-Kogeko Logistics is an all-round logistics services provider with over thirty years’ experience in (conditioned) food logistics. The company has regional offices in Maasdijk, Ridderkerk, Roelofarendsveen and branches in several other locations throughout the Netherlands. Post-Kogeko has over 750 employees and a fleet of more than 300 tractor units and around 415 trailers.
Transics International BVBA, a WABCO company, was established in 1991 and develops and commercialises fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector. Transics is a global full solution provider of truck, driver, trailer, cargo and subcontractor management. Our solutions are the result of many years of experience, thorough R&D efforts and an intensive focus on the customer experience. Transics, headquartered in Ypres (Belgium), has become a European leader in its sector and is active worldwide. For more information, visit www.transics.com.