Office Depot assessed the mobile solutions on the market and selected Pulse Mobile, not only due to its true integration with their other routing and scheduling software but because it provided them with a step change.
They now have critical functions that will benefit their organisation.
Pulse Mobile now allows Office Depot to:
• Regroup stops
Intuitive functionality and applicable to Office Depot processes.
• Utilise the in-built camera & signature capture
Provides additional support for Office Depot associates and also creates an opportunity for advanced proof of delivery and in-depth information relating to returned goods.
• Utilise ‘over the air’ software updates and device configuration
Saving time as scheduling devices from one location is now a thing of the past.
• Utilise in-built GPS navigation
Office Depot no longer needs to provision for satellite navigation systems and therefore reduce expenditure.
The team at 121 Systems and Office Depot worked closely together and achieved implementation in just over two months. Both parties endeavoured to keep disruption to a minimum, and overall delivery schedules ran according to plan.
TRU Mobile also allowed Office Depot’s host interfacing to remain the same, which ultimately made migration more comfortable and as a result helped to reduce implementation time.
As a result of our achievement, excellent working relationship and Office Depot’s need for advanced support, they approached TRU to replace internal interfaces between their host system and Roadnet Transportation Suite.
Going forward, this will provide them with increased flexibility, speed when implementing changes and the ability to notify customers when delivery will take place.
Implementation achieved in approximately two month period. Operations and delivery schedules remained relatively unaffected, thus allowing Office Depot to continue to serve their customers successfully.
True integration provides significant cost savings
Office Depot now achieves significant cost savings by utilising a truly integrated transport management system. They class Pulse Mobile as a whole as without Pulse Mobile they can’t solely track and achieve feedback from the field without 121 Systems.
These cost savings are running at £500,000 per year.
This saving is down to optimised route planning, increased compliance, advanced POD systems and reduced administration costs.
Office Depot’s employees are referred to as associates.
By upgrading handheld devices, the organisation have invested in its employees and provided them with modern and comfortable to use the equipment.
A device that is more intuitive and user-friendly means their day to day schedules will be better supported.
90% reduction in false failed delivery claims
Pulse Mobile’s advanced proof of delivery system includes ‘sign on glass’ signature capture and inbuilt camera. While utilising these functionalities during daily deliveries,
Office Depot has achieved a 90% reduction in customers claiming not to have received shipments, when in fact they have.
Reduction in maintenance, there is also an on-going reduction in support, as the devices do not need to be stripped down to change configurations and apply upgrades.
New configurations are applied automatically and transparently to end-users and upgrades are via a more user-friendly mechanism.