New App Automates Track and Trace While Maximizing Delivery Driver Productivity

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Companies that deliver on paper are missing the key advantages of real-time communication and automation. With today’s strict standards for track and trace, extending the automated processes beyond the warehouse to the time of delivery is the next logical step. Knowing the right case was delivered to the right stop at the right time is imperative to protect customers, the brand, and to maintaining compliance.

AFS Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePoD) enables distributors and wholesalers to execute comprehensive traceability while maximizing driver productivity before, during, and after the stop.

Developed for the Android platform, the software is a highly configurable turn-key solution that offers real-time connectivity throughout proof of delivery operations as well as full visibility and tracking.

Increasingly food service solutions will be delivered via apps to ensure data provides electronic delivery confirmations to reduce Accounts Receivable Days Outstanding and disputed invoices. This new app also eliminates manual processes, paperwork and administrative costs, while improving timeliness and accuracy of end-of-day reconciliation.

These lean manufacturing technology tools enhance customer service with fewer invoice errors, reduce lost deliveries, or damaged delivery complaints, while providing complete track and trace to the end-user.

Joe Bellini, AFS Technologies’ CEO shared, “Companies that continue to deliver on paper are missing out on the advantages that come with having an automated real-time communication, tracking, and delivery process. With today’s strict standards for track and trace, extending the automated processes beyond the warehouse through to delivery is the next logical step. AFS Electronic Proof of Delivery delivers the automation that food and beverage businesses need in order to increase productivity, efficiency, and asset utilization.”

This robust system provides both pre- and post-truck inspection, truck load confirmation, product/pallet delivery scan, and item locations (pallet position/temp zone) on the truck. Other features allow for delivery/scan quantity reconciliation.

Blasko noted that technology solutions providers are working at a rapid pace to change this perspective and provide organizations with dynamic mobile access to real-time data intelligence that can be utilized by a non-sophisticated user to drive business decisions with confidence and ease. Industry partnerships are furthering this end goal through the creation and implementation of standards, processes, and governance to support improved data sharing across the channel.