Cube Route says that Empire Distributors, a wholesale distributor of alcoholic beverages in the southeastern United States, is using the Cube Route Visibility Solution to gain insight into delivery operations, particularly into driver productivity and vehicle utilization.
Using the on-demand solution, dispatchers, managers and customer service representatives have a real-time view of driver movement and order status across an entire operation. Empire has deployed the solution at its Atlanta location, which is the largest of seven warehouses servicing major restaurants, bars, and grocery and liquor stores in Georgia and North Carolina.
"Before Cube Route, we had limited visibility into our delivery operations," says Dyrc Mcleod, director of operations at Empire. "Now we can effectively manage our business and use a wealth of real time and historical information to set delivery benchmarks, ensure our drivers are accountable for their routes, and measure productivity against a plan."
Using GPS-enabled mobile phones, Cube Route initiates visibility the moment an Empire driver departs for the first stop. As soon as the driver leaves for that stop, GPS pings are sent from the phone, automatically updating the location, speed, and direction on maps on a dedicated Web site that can be accessed anywhere through a standard web browser.
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