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16 March 2011

Cemex goes electronic

First published30/03/2012
Following a successful trial in its cement business, Cemex UK has announced the roll out of the Epod proof of delivery system to other parts of its business.

The Epod system combines unique vehicle barcoding and the latest GPS tracking technology, allowing the logistics planners to monitor detailed information of the geographical position of each vehicle and pro-actively plan the next delivery.

From this month, Cemex Asphalt will become the first company in its sector to introduce this revolutionary system. According to the company, the system guarantees a seamless "end-to-end" service, from the placing of the order to the invoicing for customers. Cemex has said that it helps to minimise delays and wastage of material in the delivery process and give clear and concise invoicing.

"We have been taking deliveries using the Epod system for over a year and it works really well,” said Cemex customer Steve Johnson, managing director of Nottingham Readymix who takes about 400 deliveries of cement per year. “It is easy for the drivers and my colleagues accepting the delivery, to use and saves the horrendous paper chain that can impact on our business. In addition, we know we are going to get deliveries when we want them and on time allowing us to plan our business."

Every one of Cemex UK’s 130,000 asphalt deliveries a year will be loaded into the Epod system operated through a handheld Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) by the drivers.

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