Monday, March 10, 2014

Real Time Information Essential for Express Logistics Groups to Stay Competitive in the Supply Chain

TNT Agree New Technology Contract with Peak-Ryzex
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UK – A significant feather in the cap for a company which provides managed supply chain and mobile data capture and transfer information solutions this week as Peak-Ryzex announced it has signed up TNT Express and will support the upgrade of in-cab mobile worker technologies across the logistics company’s UK-wide fleet. Under the contract, Peak-Ryzex will manage more than 10,000 devices, including 2500 new Motorola Solutions PDAs, in what represents one of the largest mobile managed services contracts signed in the UK.

The mobile worker technology will provide high-speed wireless connections between TNT Express’ depots and drivers, while giving greater access to real-time tracking information and the news was a welcome fillip to Damian Penney, MD Europe at Peak-Ryzex, who commented:

“We are delighted to have been awarded this important managed service contract. We believe that our excellent past working relationship with TNT Express, our global reach and mobility capabilities has no doubt helped towards this latest partnership. Our acquisition of mobility provider Movilitas Consulting AG earlier this year means that we now have the advantage of expanding the depth of our offering and long term value for customers.”

Ensuring express courier and standard delivery services stay ahead of the game as faster and better technology becomes available is essential in a competitive market as Alistair Cochrane, TNT Express UK, Managing Director explained, saying:

“Upgrading our mobile working technologies and connectivity with drivers will further improve the efficiency of our network. The more real-time information we have about where packages are, and the quicker we can deliver them, the better the service will be that we ultimately provide our customers.”