October 27, 2017: Leading global logistics provider, Geodis has rolled out a digital solution Neptune to bring in transparency in its road transport-related activities. Neptune enables real-time coordination of transport activity, reporting and analysis of key performance indicators, and document archiving. Neptune is the new web portal which has been developed by Geodis with the aim to offer more transparency, agility and simplicity to all those working within the supply chain.
Neptune makes it possible for hauliers and customers to manage all their activities from a single platform in just a few clicks: scheduling collections/deliveries, planning resources, reporting incidents and faults, and accessing digitalised transport documents are all part of the functionality being introduced.
“Geodis’ vision is to be a growth partner for our clients. In this context, the digitalisation of our activities aims to simplify the daily life of our customers and our partners” explains Olivier Royer, executive vice president Road Transport, Geodis.
The Neptune portal works within the framework of Zenith, the transport management system (TMS), which GEODIS has been developing since 2003 and into which the new mobile application, Zenmob feeds in real time. Available on Android and IOS platforms in 8 languages, Zenmob is available to the 18,000 Geodis employees in Europe. By simply entering the delivery order reference, the application can immediately share the delivery status, report any faults, add images showing events of non-compliance, and will therefore significantly reduce the number of telephone exchanges or texts required involving parties in the transport chain.
“Modern technology has created a new dynamic to improve our methods of working. The digitalisation of functions enables us to share intelligent transport data, and so influence the better organisation of the entire supply chain. The combination of big data, artificial intelligence and geolocation are at the heart of our current and future thinking and aimed consistently at further simplifying our customers’ activities; guaranteeing them new sources of productivity, added Royer.
From the Neptune portal, customers can also access the new reporting tool, Scorecard, developed by the Geodis design engineering department. Being fully-customisable, this device enables the user to analyse all the relevant indicators to monitor the performance of the transport activities.