Mexico Telematics Company Delivers Savings to Soft Drink Fleet
Guadalajara-based Tritavia SA de CV (Tritavia), a provider of systems, consulting, and technology for the implementation and improvement of industrial and business processes, has announced that its Sistema Integral de Administración de Flotillas (SIAF), the company's cellular-connected fleet management system is using Telit’s GE865-QUAD GSM/GPRS cellular module for wireless data communications to meet the operating requirements and to integrate the business processes for a leading Mexico-based soft-drink distributor.
Tritavia uses a Web portal to allow delivery coordinators to continually improve productivity and track the movement of the company’s soft-drink delivery truck-fleet, according to Telit.
At the conclusion of a three-month field trial in the Valle de Mexico region with SIAF collecting information regarding the company’s legacy process, led to the bottler to start restructuring its distribution process management systems, according to Telit.
During the trial and feasibility study Tritavia collected data on six process elements: stops, driving practices, vehicle performance, unauthorized stops, refueling and frauds linked to refueling. Analysis of the data was later reported highlighting annual operating costs wasted in idle time from longer stops during deliveries exceeding agreed standards; potential savings from reduced number of trucks in the field and lower requirements for fleet renewal; potential reduction in the distribution cost for each route; fuel savings from reduction in engine idle per truck; reduction in emissions; reduction in recurring speeding events; observed fuel economy by truck brand and specific vehicle; mileage tracking for efficient preventive maintenance planning; operating cost reduction from curtailing unauthorized stops - “nap” stops; and refueling stop frequency optimization with fraud detection.
“The results from this pilot demonstrated, with hard data, just how much savings are possible from the detection of bad practices in the field, fraud, risk reduction, availability and errors in process planning,” said Fernando Corona, general mgr. of Tritavia. “Thanks to the reliability of the Telit-enabled trackers and the success of the trial, we have an open invitation to present these results to all distribution centers at their annual forums, with the intent of implementing the tool in as many delivery vehicles as possible, turning it into a fundamental part of their distribution process.”