Tesco Adds Microlise Telematics Across Central European Fleet and Microlise open registration for the Microlise Transport Conference 2017
International retailer Tesco, which has more than 6,900 stores globally and employs nearly half a million people, is deploying Journey Management and Trailer Tracking from transport management solutions provider Microlise on 940 trailers in Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic.
Journey Management is a telematics product that provides the insight and visibility to debrief drivers by exception against route and schedule adherence to reduce mileage run. It will also help the Tesco team to monitor the status of trips against schedule in real-time, as they unfold, and enable improvements through “planned vs actual” route comparison. Ultimately it will help Tesco to minimise mileage, increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact and costs.
The Microlise Trailer Tracking module allows trailers to be monitored without the need for them to be connected to a tractor unit and ensures that the location and identity of each trailer unit is accounted for at all times. With location and activity reports, as well as unauthorised movement notification, Microlise Trailer Tracking will help the team with their proactive management of the trailer fleet. Round the clock visibility will enable the transport team to take action to keep assets safe and utilisation high. The news marks an expansion of Tesco’s Microlise deployment following its initial adoption of the technology in 2015 in the UK and Ireland when it went live across 19 depots.
“Being able to track journeys and identify how the routes we have scheduled are unfolding, compared with how we planned them, is fundamental to our adoption of Microlise in central Europe,” said John Steventon, Primary Operations Manager Europe, Tesco. “The technology will enable us to understand how to improve our logistics efficiency and ultimately provide the best service for our customers, whilst keeping our assets safe.”
The new project in Central Europe is part of a reorganisation programme within Tesco to centralise the way journeys are planned. Microlise Journey Management and Trailer Tracking fully integrates with the Ortec planning optimisation software in place.
“Working with a true industry-leader on this project reaffirms that we have a world-beating product. It’s great to see our transport and logistics solution being used effectively and providing value on a large-scale to optimise the Tesco fleet operation,” said Nadeem Raza, Chief Executive Officer, Microlise.
Alongside the Journey Management and Trailer Tracking deployment, Tesco’s sub-contractors in Central Europe will also be using the pay-as-you-go Microlise SmartPOD Proof of Delivery solution, downloadable free from the Google Play Store.
Registration Opens For Europe’s Largest Road Transport Conference
Registration for the Microlise Transport Conference, which last year attracted more than a thousand transport professionals, has today opened marking the countdown to one of the industry’s most vibrant events.
The free-to-attend conference, which will take place on 17th May 2017 at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry, includes a full day’s
programme supported by focused workshops and a sizable exhibition area. It will once again be chaired by award-winning motoring journalist, author, TV presenter and campaigner Quentin Willson. Following in the footsteps of last year’s royal keynote, speakers will include prominent individuals from the road transport industry; alongside transport service providers, industry organisations, key stakeholders and other special guests.
“We want the Microlise Transport Conference to be a catalyst for change in the industry. We are working hard to deliver an agenda that has substance to influence how we can together address the big picture challenges which our industry faces. We already have a very special keynote lined up and lots of exciting ideas for the conference,” said Nadeem Raza, Chief Executive Officer, Microlise.
An array of speakers joined in 2016 including HRH The Princess Royal, the RHA’s Richard Burnett and the CILT’s Kevin Richardson; as well as Fowler Welch and the two official Brexit referendum campaign groups. Seven of Europe’s largest HGV manufacturers were also represented in a panel discussion broadcast live online. And look out for more high profile speakers at thhe 2017 event, including arecently agreed presentation from a very senior figure prior to retirement from her current position.
The Microlise Driver of the Year Awards will once again be hosted at the conference, to celebrate the UK’s most talented HGV drivers, both through analysis of more than 100,000 drivers’ telematics data, as well as a number of nominated categories. These include HGV Hero, Lifetime Achievement, Extra Mile, Most Improved and Young Driver of the Year.
The Ricoh Arena is conveniently located in the centre of England at the heart of the country’s logistics “Golden Triangle” to provide easy access.
Registration for the event has opened through the conference website, which can be found at www.microliseconference.com
Microlise telematics, proof of delivery and journey management products help its customers reduce costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations. This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency and improving economy and safety; whilst helping to deliver the very best customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.
A privately owned business based in Nottingham in the UK, Microlise invests significantly in research and development annually to ensure its solutions continue to be underpinned by market-leading technology. Microlise helps its customers to save more than £175m each year in fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by hundreds of thousands of metric tonnes. For more information, please visit http://www.microlise.com/or follow us on Twitter – @microlise.
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