An Indian Automobile manufacturer having several hundred dealerships under its belt including multiple distribution centers was keen to enable the fulfillment of inventories using their own self-distribution services. Not fully satisfied with third-party logistics services over years, they wanted full control of fleets, inventory, and most importantly cost control. GPS fleet management vehicle tracking solutions by SynergyLabs provided them all the integrated suite of tools they needed to achieve the strategic lead in their vision of streamlining the process of fleet operations. And in parallel, they also needed driver safety including maintenance while improving their profitability and customer loyalty.
With several hundred manufacturing plants across India, logistics teams or transport managers had a tough time monitoring assets from the warehouse to the distribution centers. To know the whereabouts of the assets from the warehouse to the distribution centers, they missed an appropriate system to enable asset tracking and fleet management, hence fleet upkeep posed a great challenge for them. Until they realized the manual process fell short of delivering the full visibility into the whole operations of fleet management across their fleet and supply chains, they already incurred millions of lost revenues.
Optimizing fuel efficiency and driver hours to manage expenses was also another major challenge they faced. Having been in service since 1991, the Indian automobile manufacturing company has been enabling a safe driving experience for millions of users across India with highly efficient vehicle models, helping them build long-term customer relationships over the years.
For the company, the vehicles and drivers were not under close monitoring- fuel waste and unsafe driving behavior like hard braking hit their bottom line. At the same time, trucks in transit that confronted major mishaps on road added to high fuel spend monthly.
GPS fleet management vehicle tracking solutions by SynergyLabs simplified visibility into the complicated process of fleet management including drivers, major operations that improved focus on managing logistics time and fuel efficiency.
“Embedding the vehicle tracking system solutions from SynergyLabs was simple, providing us excellent flexibility and convenience to start operating within just a few days of training”, the operations manager at the Indian automobile manufacturer company.
The core challenge for the automobile manufacturer stakeholders and peers was to eliminate the headache of manual processes that were managed through an Excel spreadsheet- majorly involved keeping track of vehicles and trip reports as well as driver logs and other paperwork. In the fast industry like self-distribution logistics operations with thousands of fleets to manage, vehicle tracking solutions have been the right component to do away with the manual process, increase productivity, and keep up with the scalability.
An integrated suite of tools brings every significant role to the same platform that provides efficiency with enhanced features and tools.
“Since the solutions can be plugged into the existing ERP and CRM system of the company, the company had peace of mind and helped improve operations with driver behavior, fleet safety among others”, says Safety and Compliance Director.
Operations managers were fast to get each and every activity report around vehicle trips, driver logs including accurate distance covered by each fleet. Day-to-day basis reporting to leaders and stakeholders became effortless that improved communication and visibility for future company-wide decision making.
The SynergyLabs vehicle tracking system provides a real-time dashboard to boost fleet productivity and encourage fuel efficiency.
SynergyLabs vehicle tracking systems are designed to work with low-energy Bluetooth technology also so that important data can be fetched about fleet management in real-time across Android or iOS devices. Our fleet management solutions as we offer using vehicle tracking solutions can be customized suited to the exact requirements of the business by leveraging powerful frontend and backend programming languages such as –