Transics lanceert mobiel platform voor onderaannemers, TX-SMART

Transporteurs die willen presteren in de huidige competitieve en low margin transportmarkt kunnen niet zonder een geavanceerd fleetmanagementsysteem. Dit is nog meer het geval wanneer van elke logistieke partner real-time vlootinformatie verwacht wordt. Met Transics’ nieuwe TX-SMART webapplicatie kunnen dispatchers snel en gemakkelijk tekstberichten en planningsinformatie uitwisselen met de chauffeurs van onderaannemers. Deze slimme oplossing biedt de missing link voor transporteurs die hun occasionele onderaannemers transparant in hun logistieke ketting willen integreren.

Vlotte en transparante informatie-uitwisseling

De real-time informatiestroom gebeurt via een eenvoudige smart phone (een Blackberry of iPhone bijvoorbeeld) met een browser en GPS. Dankzij de GPS functionaliteit kunnen de dispatchers de truckposities opvolgen op kaart in TX-CONNECT, Transics’ back office applicatie, en worden ze geïnformeerd wanneer de trucks hun laad- en losplaats bereiken en weer verlaten. Transportmanagers moeten zich ook niet langer zorgen maken over het ter beschikking stellen en ophalen van PDAs, terwijl onderaannemers extra kilometers kunnen vermijden om hun PDA op te pikken en na de transportopdracht terug te brengen. Resultaat: een nog transparantere logistieke ketting met real-time route-informatie voor alle betrokken partijen.

Transics International NV, opgericht in 1991, ontwerpt en commercialiseert high-end fleetmangementoplossingen voor de transport- en logistieke sector. Dankzij vele jaren ervaring, intense R&D-inspanningen en een scherpe focus op de klantenervaring mag Transics zich de Europese koploper noemen in zijn sector. Naast het hoofdkantoor in Ieper (België) is Transics actief over heel Europa. De onderneming is sinds juni 2007 beursgenoteerd (Euronext Brussels).

German SMEs boost Transics’ success

To keep pace in today’s fiercely competitive, low-margin transport business, a growing number of German logistics service providers and carriers rely on Transics’ telematics solutions. The current boom in telematics sales is, according to fleet management experts, further strengthened as shippers now demand real-time information from their logistics partners. German carriers that recently stepped up to Transics systems include SMEs like Dröder, Kerkeling, Mahlstedt and Munsberg.

Carrier Spedition Dröder, located in Fulda, equipped 24 heavy goods vehicles (HGV) with Transics TX-MAX on-board computers. In addition to HGV-friendly navigation, the solutions integrate the TX-ECO module for economical and ecological driving and TX-TIME (DigiTach archiving). For order forwarding, a software interface to Komalog (Transdata) is used. Further telematics building blocks and functionalities include telephony, document scanner, activity-based GeoFencing and wage, salary and expenses calculation.

A nearly identical telematics package has been installed into 80 vehicles of Coesfeld-based Spedition Kerkeling. Transics Deutschland GmbH takes care of order forwarding via an interface on BNS Software AG. The functionality for wage and salary calculation was implemented by KHK Software.

Spedition Mahlstedt from Delmenhorst is another SME that recently chose Transics. After an intensive trial phase, the company installed 55 TX-MAX on-board computers, including the driving style assistant. The solutions help Mahlstedt cut fuel consumption and maintenance costs for its refrigerated, container, heavy cargo and combined cargo transport. In addition, the system allows drivers to forward images to the home base to document damage. Order data and other logistic information are transferred to the carrier’s software supplier Cargo Support through a new web-based interface.

At its Osnabrück branch, Spedition Munsberg, a Transics customer for over six years now, has recently updated the fleet management system in its 40 Mercedes-Benz trucks. The existing legacy system was replaced by advanced TX-MAX on-board computers with diverse additional functionality.

Established in 1991, Transics International NV develops and commercializes high-end fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sectors. Thanks to over 19 years’ experience, a state-of-the-art R&D department, an installed base of over 70,0000 on-board computers at over 1,000 customers and an intensive focus on the customer experience, Transics has become one of the leading European players in the sector of high-end telematics solutions. In addition to its headquarters in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe. The company employs around 230 people (45 of which in R&D). It has been quoted on the stock exchange (Euronext Brussels) since June 2007.