Technology Case Study: Routing Costs
Beacon Electric Supply in Southern California implemented a fleet management system to increase the number of deliveries drivers could make in a day. The system has also helped Beacon improve customer service levels and keep salespeople apprised of issues at the delivery site.
At Beacon Electric Supply Inc., San Diego, CA, the burden of making deliveries on time used to lay on the drivers. They would get a pile of orders and it would be up to the drivers to best determine the routes, says CFO Dan Vivier. They supposedly knew their areas better than anyone else."
While that was true, fingers were inevitably pointed at the driver whenever something went wrong with a delivery.
So Beacon implemented a fleet management software package from RouteView a ...