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DHL Unveils Mobile App for Real-Time Tracking

DHL Supply Chain has launched the SmartPOD app, a solution that provides DHL's drivers and third-party haulers with a simple way of capturing real-time data and electronic POD information.

Developed in conjunction with transport management solution specialist Microlise, the app provides at-a-glance vehicle location data, including departure and arrival times, plus real time POD information.

In trials, the results have been impressive, cutting admin costs and payment lead times, while allowing drivers to concentrate on their deliveries rather than have to report regularly to base.

Leading UK agribusiness Openfield, which subcontracts up to 100,000 loads of grain to third-party haulers annually, is one of the first companies to roll out the app and reportedly is dramatically cutting paperwork and avoiding traffic delays and canceled loads.

"With our drivers on the road Monday to Friday, it was taking up to two weeks to process information, resulting in delayed cash-flows and supply shortages. Using the SmartPOD app, we get delivery information in real time making a significant impact to efficiencies, which in turn are driving cost savings," said Jim Hotchin, director of operations of Openfield.

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Developed in conjunction with transport management solution specialist Microlise, the app provides at-a-glance vehicle location data, including departure and arrival times, plus real time POD information.

In trials, the results have been impressive, cutting admin costs and payment lead times, while allowing drivers to concentrate on their deliveries rather than have to report regularly to base.

Leading UK agribusiness Openfield, which subcontracts up to 100,000 loads of grain to third-party haulers annually, is one of the first companies to roll out the app and reportedly is dramatically cutting paperwork and avoiding traffic delays and canceled loads.

"With our drivers on the road Monday to Friday, it was taking up to two weeks to process information, resulting in delayed cash-flows and supply shortages. Using the SmartPOD app, we get delivery information in real time making a significant impact to efficiencies, which in turn are driving cost savings," said Jim Hotchin, director of operations of Openfield.

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