Wincanton has adopted Amethyst's Delivery Management System (DMS) to manage its operations for a UK carpet manufacturer and is reportedly delighted with the results. Using latest technology, DMS gives greater control of the delivery process from route allocation through to debrief and allows for continuous improvement.
The software enables product barcode scanning to confirm consignments, real-time monitoring through on- the-road uploading of data, proof of delivery, vehicle checks and comprehensive data analysis.
Rob Compton, who was responsible for the roll-out of DMS at Wincanton, said: "Throughout this project, Amethyst Systems have fully embraced and adhered to the promise that Wincanton makes to its customers by delivering everything that has been asked of them first time, on time, in full and at the agreed cost."
Lee Dowson of Amethyst said: "The beauty of our system is that it is flexible and our team of developers are able to work with organisations to make sure it has all the functions they need and none that they won't ever use.
"From our knowledge of Wincanton's operations we were able to build in extra functions to suit their purpose and to create a matrix of measurements specific to their customer's requirements. This meant they could ensure they were doing everything that was asked of them and identify areas for any improvement."
Amethyst's DMS is a paperless process giving full visibility of the progress of goods from the moment they are prepared for despatch - on fully VOSA compliant vehicles with planned routes - to the time their arrival is recorded. In addition, data gathering gives the tools for creating even more efficient services.
"We are delighted our system has been so well received by such a prominent supply chain company as Wincanton. It is doing everything we had hoped and more," said Lee. "That has given us the confidence to approach a number of other organisations who we believe will see the difference it could make to their businesses."