Singaporean F&B distributor LSH harnesses Cartrack technology
By Digital News Asia May 22, 2015
- Deployed Cartrack to manage its fleet of vehicles and ensure goods remain fresh
- Fleet management solution available via SaaS model
GLOBAL fleet management solutions provider Cartrack said that Lim Siang Huat Pte Ltd (LSH), a leading distributor of food and beverage (F&B) products in Singapore, has adopted its Fleet Management Solution. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Cartrack’s scalable Fleet Management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enables LSH to gain real-time visibility on its fleet of over 50 vehicles over an online dashboard, Cartrack said in a statement.
It also provides historical information via comprehensive reports, allowing LSH’s operations team to better plan its logistic resources, the South African-founded company added.
“We approached Cartrack as our fleet size and customer base have increased to levels which require complex and comprehensive management solutions,” said LSH director Peter Lim.
“We needed to modernise the management of our fleet to keep our service levels and our operational efficiencies and costs competitive.
“Previously, we used other vendors – however, Cartrack meets our specific requirements for our F&B operations,” he said in the statement issued by Cartrack.
A key feature in the solution that LSH deployed is its in-vehicle temperature monitoring capability. The system automatically updates LSH’s operations of the temperature inside its refrigerated vehicles.
It also sends an alert when the temperature in any of its vehicles is not at its optimum range. This allows the company to properly manage the temperature in its fleet and ensure the freshness of perishable goods even while they are on the road, Cartrack said.
“The uptime of our fleet is critical to our success in the F&B distribution business. Cartrack informs us on how our vehicles are being driven,” said Lim.
“With this, we are able to improve time management, improve fuel usage, lower labour costs, improve vehicle life cycles, and most importantly, [provide] better customer service.
“We find the alerts and reporting to be especially beneficial. For example, if the temperature of our refrigerated truck exceeds the threshold limit or if a driver violates any speed limit, our operations team will be immediately alerted,” he added.
LSH also enhanced its asset and operational efficiency with the deployment of Cartrack’s solution which includes software and database management running on a cloud infrastructure.
Built on a platform of sophisticated telematics and GPS (global positioning system) tracking technologies, the system allows organisations like LSH to actively manage their fleet of vehicles and mobile assets, Cartrack said.
“Like LSH, many of our customers from across different industries and countries are finding our intelligent and intuitive fleet management solution to be an effective tool in enhancing productivity and driving efficiency,” said Cartrack Singapore chief executive officer Evert Ong.
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