The multimodal transportation and logistics management solutions provider Kewill on Tuesday released a set of mobile applications for its Kewill Logistics software designed to enable its customers to access and update trip information and instructions.
The iOS and Android applications allow drivers to log into their company’s Kewill Logistics operating system, retrieve a list of trips to be made, and send back the status of each stage of the trip directly from standard touch-screen smartphones or tablets. The tool is intended to help logistics providers communicate with drivers, provide instructions in real-time and keep customers informed on shipment progress, without investing in separate software or hardware. It is also intended to allow third-party transportation providers to connect without having to be on the logistics service provider’s networks, systems or investing in additional hardware.
“We are continually working with our customers and the marketplace to identify innovative ways of utilizing the latest technology to make our software more accessible throughout their organizations,” said Evan Puzey, chief marketing officer at Kewill. “Improving the speed, quality and sharing of data helps our LSP customers differentiate their service in terms of the supply chain execution service levels they provide.
Kewill said the mobile applications guide drivers through the applicable stages for each trip (e.g. pick-up at first stop, delivery and pick-up at second), for which pre-defined statuses such as pickup, in progress, on route, can be selected, helping to establish that the most efficient route and schedule is followed. Drivers can also make freehand comments, allowing the capture of pertinent shipment information, such as damage to packaging or delayed shipments due to traffic incidents. - Eric Johnson