CASE STUDY- NRC AGRO: HIKING PROFITABILITY
The Challenge – Streamlining And Monitoring Transport Operations
NRC Agro specializes in the supply of a wide variety of products under the broad category of Vegetables, Fruits and Processed Products across India. Based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, they forecast business in advance and source appropriate stocks from far off places like Delhi, Kashipur and Jabalpur. The Company’s mission is to be the best in the industry with a growth rate of 20% every year. However, managing a prompt and effective supply chain and handling a huge volume of consumable goods is undoubtedly a complex operation. There exists the obligation of ensuring the extended shelf life of the products. Hence, real time tracking of your cargo location, manpower and the preset environmental conditions is mandatory for a successful transport. Apparently, Vamosys Telematics and IoT Solutions has fostered NRC Agro’s key objective of maintaining extremely high quality standards and timely delivery at the best price to meet their customers’ expectations.
This food supply chain owns a dedicated fleet of numerous vehicles for prompt delivery. The vehicles operate in diverse routes across South India. Each small vehicle covers a distance of 60 to 70 km while the heavy vehicles cover around 400 km every day, continuously running for 8 to 10 hours. Evidently, with the expansion of their customer base and in turn the increase in their operational activities, it was becoming intricate and almost impossible for the fleet managers to
- Take total control of their entire fleet
- Monitor huge driving staff
- Optimize routes
- Reduce downtime
- Maintain productivity
- Squeeze fuel costs
Thus, an efficient vehicle tracking and driver behaviour monitoring system was the need of the hour.
The Solution – Vamosys Advanced Technology Pillars This Food Supply Chain
After a keen online research by the NRC’s R & D Department, Vamosys was envisaged to be the best solution provider for their growing operational challenges. Eventually, when approached, the Vamosys Team of experts quickly understood the client’s prerequisites and proposed to offer a cutting edge solution. Vamosys GPS Vehicle Tracking Software and Supported Hardware enabled not only
Real-time tracking of the fleet, but offered additional facilities like:
SOS call – To reach out for help and get out of emergency situations; simply by clicking on the SOS button.
Remote-cutoff – Enabling the tracking of vehicles in the present time with exact location even in the most remote areas with unstable network through ultra high GSM frequency bands
Fuel monitoring – Through the accurate fuel tracking system indicating the live fuel level, theft alerts and also remote tank monitoring
Geo-fencing – A location-based service in which the GPSVTS software uses GPS or cellular data to trigger an action when a vehicle enters or exits a virtual boundary set up around a geographical location
Swapping between the vehicles and configuring alerts for over-speeding
Historical data – The entire vehicles’ weekly or monthly activity data from a single dashboard and,
Instant notifications and multiple alerts like Engine, Parking, Unplug, Towed, Sleep Mode and Location On demand through the sophisticated GPSVTS Software via the powerful, user friendly web platform and mobile App.
The Results – Smooth-Running Transport Operations; Augmentation of Productivity and Profitability
- Real-time tracking of the location and arrival of their fleet right away
- Effective and convenient management of 10+ drivers in the field in diverse routes
- Omission of the task of calling the drivers for knowing the location and status of the vehicles
- Monitoring of the fuel level accurately, preventing theft and drainage; cutting off excess fuel costs
- Strict attention in all the phases of their transport; not breaking a single supply chain
- Minimal risk of compromising with any fragile product.
- Reduction in downtime through the evaluation of idling reports
Availing these incredible facilities granted by Vamosys resulted in high efficiency, productivity and diminution of a major portion of the operational costs, thereby, increasing profitability. The latest and advanced Vamosys technology facilitated this ambitious food supply channel to improve their quality standards and ultimately fulfill their customers’ expectations!
Managing Director, Ram Mohan of NRC Agro was highly impressed by the devoted customer support and the Value for Money received from investing in the Vamosys GPS Tracking Solution. He has also referred Vamosys to his counterparts and associates.