Ripples-FMS Logistics automation software in Mozambique & Zambia
When finding solutions it is always important to consider all the factors that define the problem. Our first course of action was to analyze the many sides of operations management and define what was critical. For this, we visited the site of all their operations and spent a few days observing and collecting data which helped immensely during the new implementation in contactless logistics operations.
Solution for the logistics management in Mozambique & Zambia
The main requirement for the client was a fleet management system that could keep real-time track of cargo trucks. We built an integrated logistics management system that could handle multiple verticals of Human Resources, Operations, Finance, and Inventory. The client’s operations were spread throughout the subcontinent of Africa and so an open once, use anywhere principle had to be formulated.
Our solution involved deploying logistics management software that incorporated all the requirements such as logistics of transportation and fleet management. We also added a human resource section with payroll management stock control and inventory handling, warehouse management, vehicle performance analysis, and driver behavior inspection.
Ripples-FMS logistics management software solution
The increase in revenue, smoother operation, a Work from Home provision, status updates, added accuracy in invoicing, high impact reporting, improved services, time-bound alerts, control of expense payments, fuel stock management, and vehicle document tracking are some of the areas where we made significant inroads.
Increased efficiency in road cargo delivery
Earlier, drivers used to wait in front of the counters for the clearance documents which wasted more than 2 hours of their precious time and this affected the on-time delivery. The Ripples-FMS solution using an instant email feature sends the clearance documents directly to the agents which significantly reduced 90% of the overall waiting time. We ensured automatic updates via email to each customer in real-time with tracking information.
Accurate logistics Invoicing
Our solution has a provision to find predefined customer rates that can calculate the total cargo charges automatically. This significantly reduces the time in invoice preparation by 80% and also limits the users’ need for manual intervention.
Logistics management information reports
Earlier, they had to spend two days preparing reports manually on excel sheets. Some reports used to take more time. The Ripples-FMS solution offered the advantage of automatically generating all the control reports and also gave a provision that sends it to the selected employee’s email on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. This automation saves 100% of the time for manual preparations of reports. Read about Logistics MIS and data visualisation
Improved logistics management services in Zambia
We implemented a customer portal that helps customers to have real-time visibility into logistics and added transparency to logistics activity by providing a monitoring system wherein a customer can have a consolidated view. This can include real-time tracking of cargo, pending invoices, customer order status, and downloading all related documents. Smart logistics software is on the roadmap.
Timely alert and simplified payment and settlement in FMS reduce 50 % of the time in driver expenses. Integrated Mpesa service provides a fast and convenient money-transfer system that is available throughout the country and accessible to everyone with a mobile phone.
Fuel was one of the key areas where our client was more cautious about the possibility of theft and manipulation. Our solution made sure that the client can manage and track fuel stocks efficiently. The system provides daily mail alerts of fuel stocks and transactions to the management so that better tracking of fuel purchases and refills was maintained.
Vehicle document tracking
Our client relied upon their trucks for all operations and hence the most important asset. A document tracker that checked authenticity was required at all times. We ensured a monitoring system that offered document tracking with time-bound alerts. It could track the status of the document and avoid confusion between a running trip and a stalled one.