Teamwork has landed Fargo Systems and Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) a finalist nomination in The Logistics Awards 2020, Technology Transformation category.
With the awards rescheduled for Wednesday, 3rd March due to Covid, Fargo Systems’ nomination recognises its pioneering work migrating three of its Genesee & Wyoming-owned clients (Freightliner Road Services, Pentalver Transport Ltd and Pentalver (Cannock) Ltd) on to a dedicated cloud-based platform.
Steve Collins, Director of Fargo Systems, says: “The project was a first of its kind for us, a fixed-term roll-out of our TOPS telematics software followed by a three-phase database implementation programme, involving three of our longstanding clients, all of which have been acquired by G&W.”
From the initial project planning stage in early 2019, G&W recognised Fargo Systems strengths; the quality of its logistics software solution product range, its reputation across the UK’s logistics industry, and the depth of relationships the company enjoys with all three of its acquired businesses.
TOPS TMS is now accessed by over 100 administration, and operational users across the three distinct businesses and TOPS…on the go has been rolled out across 500 plus trucks, enabling G&W to provide real-time information on deliveries and electronic PODs to its customer base. Plus, dedicated owner-operators benefit from TOPS ePOD, affording them the same level of delivery detail as their own-fleet counterparts.
Dave Malpass, Transport Manager of Pentalver Cannock, says: “The cloud TOPS platform is a gamechanger. We are now able to view our whole road operations in one place, which is already yielding efficiencies and cost savings, including improved vehicle utilisation, a significant reduction in empty running and reduced duplication of vehicle resource.”
Shaun Allen, G&W UK/Europe region’s Managing Director of road services and the driving force behind the whole project, says: “Our database and cloud platform now provides a dedicated and secure environment that is easy for the business to access, is scalable, and our entire data is stored in a safe environment. An added benefit is zero maintenance is required from our own internal IT guys.”