THE TECHNOLOGY

On the road

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO SERVE THE CUSTOMER

Information Technology is increasingly significant in the company strategy and the use of computerised systems is nowadays joint to the main activities.

TRANSPORT LOAD OPTIMIZATION

Connected navigation displays on vehicles showing in real-time on road maps, their exact position and monitoring movements. Moreover, it identifies where a vehicle is located respect to the resources, choosing which driver is able to manage a new task.

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

Supported by skilled computer technicians who are constantly updated on the main technological innovations, we are able to look forward to the continuous IT and customs changes in the right way, knowing how to handle technological evolution as a challenge, as an opportunity to improve and not as an obstacle.

PLANNED ROUTES

Franzosini’s personnel have a well-advanced information system dedicated to transport planning which automatically generates the vehicle fleet’s road routes, both for pickup and delivery; showing the delivery plan and ideal movements. An organisation which promote and increase the productivity through rationalisation of the resources, and rapid deliveries. The target is the reduction in prices and environmental respect, maximum time per each journey, maximum number of daily driving hours. The software support our operational staff as per e.g. unloading time band, maximum number of deliveries per journey, respect of capacity in relation to weight and volume of the lorries; whether for containers, loose or liquid goods. Franzosini software also processes loading methods and allows optimised filling of vehicles: a “three-dimensional” system which facilitates the best use of the available space. It permits to have a look to the various requests relating to the load made by clients, considering the limitations caused by packing (stacking possibility, stability, grouping).

CONNECTED NAVIGATION

The Franzosini fleet is equipped with a satellite system allowing easy two-way communication, in order to improve the control and handle vehicles and drivers. Connected navigation displays on vehicles showing in real-time on road maps, their exact position and monitoring movements. Moreover, it identifies where a vehicle is located respect to the resources, choosing which driver is able to manage a new task. Communications from and to the office are continuous and immediate: the position of the lorry and delivery status to the clients is updated in real-time with the possibility to manage any urgency with containment of the final cost.

FLEET MANAGEMENT

The Executive Report gives the manager a total overview of the most important data and of the development of the fleet during the last three months.In addition to maintenance planning, the fleet report addressed to the fleet manager contains a ranking of the most economically efficient drivers/vehicles and gives hints for the optimization of vehicle efficiency. With the driver report, drivers are given an overview of their driving styles. On the basis of consumption and wear data, measures are suggested which serve to improve the driving style. Via the FleetBoard Benchmark, drivers and fleet managers can compare their performances not only within their own fleet, but also with the best of the competition.