Cape Town, South Africa and BANGALORE from India, August 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Locus, a future-ready platform that automates supply chain decisions, has partnered with Tracker, a leading provider of telematics solutions in the South Africa, to power an end-to-end planning, optimization and execution management platform. The partnership leverages Tracker’s expertise and telematics footprint combined with Locus’ specialist software capabilities to deliver a comprehensive supply chain management solution.
Telematics data from subscribed vehicles is interpreted by the technology platform provided by Locus to provide real-time transport analysis and information. This complements Tracker’s pre-existing information on vehicle location and driver behavior by providing analytics that provide full operational level visibility into all aspects of route planning and deliveries. It also allows a comparison between expected and actual performance.
Easy to implement, understand and use, the technology enables fleet managers to make immediate decisions based on automated, real-time fleet data. The Locus Platform is an automated routing system that helps businesses seamlessly allocate and manage resources in the field, while automating key decision-making steps using proprietary adaptive algorithms. This translates into increased compliance with SLAs and reduced operational time, distance and costs. The platform provides enhanced origin-to-destination visibility with a feature-rich control tower instrument panel, driver app, and customer-centric tracking interface. Driver analysis and scoring, combined with the artificial intelligence dashcam component for driver authorization and in-cab monitoring, further improves compliance management.
This intelligent management platform further helps fleets achieve higher asset utilization, better communication with drivers, and seamless interactions with shippers and warehouses. These efficiencies save the business considerable time and money.
Piyush Sharma, Vice President of Business for APAC, GCC & Africa, says: “We are extremely excited to partner with Tracker, a well-known and loved technology brand in Africa. Our solutions complement each other perfectly and open up great opportunities for us to explore the African market in depth while unlocking much more value for our end customers. The pandemic and other unpredictable events have made building a resilient supply chain extremely crucial. End-to-end visibility with shipping management and optimization capabilities gives organizations the agility gain that ensures they are ahead of the game. This is where this partnership unleashes great value for our clients and potential clients. “
“We are delighted to partner with an innovative Software as a Service (SaaS) partner like Locus to strengthen our solution sets,” said Kobus Visagie, Head of Business Solutions at Tracker South Africa. “This partnership translates into robust analytics and advanced routing and optimization capabilities for our fleet customers that are expected to yield significant benefits for these businesses in the areas of cost savings, revenue generation and levels of performance. increased service. “
Locus’ smart and scalable solutions help businesses gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, increase operational efficiency, reduce environmental impact and streamline the customer experience.
Founded in 2015, the platform feeds deliveries through North America, Europe, South East Asia, Middle East, ANZ and the Indian subcontinent.
Locus’ future-ready platform has delivered more than $ 150 million in logistics cost savings, 70 million kilometers in distance traveled and 17 million kilograms in emissions reductions. GES with clients like Nestlé, Mondelez, Unilever, BigBasket, Bluedart, Bukalapak, The Tata Group, and many others.
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ABOUT THE TRACER
With over 1.1 million subscriptions and over 24 years of experience in the vehicle tracking and telematics industry, Tracker is the largest telematics brand in South Africa.
Most people see Tracker as a Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) business, and while it’s still at the heart of our business, we’ve come a long way since our inception in 1996.
Through a culture of continuous innovation driven by one of the most experienced and dynamic teams, Tracker has built a reputation far beyond its SVR roots, which has strengthened our position as a leading supplier. telematics solutions in an automotive ecosystem comprising OEMs, dealers and insurers. , fleet operators and consumers. The provision of value-added information to our clients has grown exponentially as we have evolved our data systems and interpretation capabilities.
Today, Tracker is data – how we collect it, process it and turn it into knowledge that enables the business to provide proactive value to our partners and customers. Generating more than 145 million telematic messages per day, Tracker is positioned as the most obvious partner of industries trying to meet the challenges of a connected world.