Wesseling Logistics, specializing in distribution, transport and warehousing, uses ZetesChronos to improve visibility and traceability of all last-mile distribution activities.
The logistics service provider is replacing the permanently installed on-board computers in all its trucks with Zetes’ mobile Proof-of-Delivery (POD) solution. Wesseling chose ZetesChronos because it best fits the current and future needs of its customers. This project follows a successful implementation by Zetes earlier this year.
Real-time insights and last-mile traceability
Wesseling has been using a Transport Management System (TMS) with on-board computers in all vehicles for delivery planning, tracking and registration for many years. The ZetesChronos solution is integrated into the existing TMS. The new mobile computers extend real-time insight and full off-vehicle traceability with a user-friendly process for drivers.
The selection process for this upgrade project has shown that ZetesChronos meets 95% of all needs and desires, such as: This solution guides drivers in their daily operations and can also be used outside the vehicle. In addition, it offers planners an insight into the status of the tours to be carried out.
The system can also be easily expanded to include new functions, such as B.: an activity module and an improved message module. In addition, ZetesChronos has an improved geographic map for monitoring vehicle location and route progress. Zetes will also supply and manage around 118 rugged mobile computers, fully offloading Wesseling Logistics.
Inform customers proactively
The mobile POD solutions allow Wesseling to track all deliveries, even outside the vehicle, and proactively notify customers of any changes. “With ZetesChronos and mobile scanners, we can further improve our delivery transparency, traceability and reliability,” says Arie van Duijn, IT manager at Wesseling Logistics. “This flexible and scalable POD solution will enable us to respond more quickly to changing customer needs in the years to come.”
Outsourcing with Zetes TotalCare Managed Services
“It’s great to continue working with Wesseling Logistics after the successful deployment of our ZetesMedea cross-docking application for the warehouse,” says Paul Lankhout, Country Manager Zetes Netherlands. “Also because Wesseling Logistics is part of TeamTrans, a cooperative association of independent family businesses that have specialized in (local) distribution and some of whom are already among our customers.
“As part of the further development of ZetesChronos, we are now adding additional functions for activity tracking and communication and to make things easier for Wesseling, we will take over the operational management of the new mobile devices with Zetes TotalCare.”