Toll has introduced its transport modelling tool, tried and tested in its Australian domestic market, to its Thailand operations, with the aim of driving transport efficiencies.
Using an intelligent transport management system, the modelling tool allows customers to obtain product delivery information from origin to destination in real time. It also sends regular notifications from the time products are received from the factory to when they reach the distribution point and finally arrive safely in the hands of the recipient.
Dean Jones, Country Manager at Toll Global Logistics Thailand, said that the technology enables the calculation of transport costs more accurately based on a number of assumptions and differing transport solutions. The tool considers road network conditions, various truck configurations, country regulations and hub consolidation benefits. Toll’s engineers in Thailand are then able to manage orders and rapidly calculate the cost of distributing these to a specific point.
Jones added: “Although this technology isn’t new, the fact that we invest in personnel to drive and add value to the solutions we offer, makes us confident that the technology will help us come up with new ideas to reduce costs and increase transport safety.”
Kian O’Cleiry, Business Development Manager at Toll Global Logistics Thailand, added that the tool also enables a variety of transport system designs that may be used according to different customer needs, depending on the type of business.
O’Cleiry explained: “Our customers can be anyone, from manufacturers to distributors to retailers looking to service their clients as efficiently and compliant as possible. With this technology we’re able to provide an optimised transport solution – a premium service that most local providers are unable to offer.”
Source: Toll Global Logistics