Leedale slash admin time in half with the Earthworks ePOD system from PODFather
Leedale, the waste management, transport and environmental solutions provider, has eradicated paper tickets from its tipper operation, and slashed admin time in half having introduced PODFather’s earthworks and ePOD construction fleet management software to its growing operation. With a fleet of 16 tippers and six grab trucks, and ambitious plans to expand the business, the Leedale team knew that paper processes of the past needed to be updated. PODFather’s proven reputation within the construction sector, professional approach to sales negotiations and easy to use software solution made it the obvious choice for this forward-thinking business. The Leedale team now uses PODFather’s load allocation, delivery tracking and electronic proof of delivery solution to manage the movement of aggregate and muck travelling from its Derbyshire HQ to its network of contractor, consultancy, property developer, public sector and private home owner customers.
Founded in 1989 Leedale Limited has become one of the East Midlands best known and most respected companies operating in the construction and waste management sectors. Operating out of its national headquarters in Alfreton, Derbyshire, Leedale delivers demolition, waste management and haulage services to a wide range of customers across the UK. With a rapidly expanding business and ambitious growth plans, the Leedale management team knew that to maximise business growth its inherently old, paper-based processes needed to be updated with easy to use, yet effective technology.
“PODFather’s proven reputation within the construction industry made it the obvious choice for our business,” comments Oliver Walkup, Managing Director at Leedale. “It was clear from my first call with the PODFather team that they really understood our industry, and once I saw how intuitive the system actually was it became clear that this was the product to support our future growth.”
Phase one of the system roll out has been to implement PODFather across Leedale’s tipper and grab vehicle divisions. PODFather is now used daily to allocate loads to vehicles, track delivery performance, manage last minute orders and gather electronic proof of delivery in real time. Transport office teams use the cloud-based back office system while drivers have quickly gotten to grips with the easy to use smartphone app.
“The PODFather solution is incredibly intuitive which has meant we’ve been able to roll it out quickly across our tipper and grab service divisions,” comments Kim Smith, Leedale’s National Sales Manager. “With PODFather in place we have real time visibility of what’s going on and can deal with any issues, delays or last-minute orders in a quick and efficient manner. With no paper tickets we’ve been able to halve the amount of admin time we spend processing job information and we can invoice faster than before which is a big benefit to the business.”
“The Leedale implementation shows just how quickly our load allocation, electronic ticketing and ePOD solution can bring big benefits to an organisation. Within a matter of a few months Leedale has managed to cut admin time in half and go totally paperless across two of its 15 business divisions,” comments Colin McCreadie, Managing Director at PODFather. “We look forward to supporting the Leedale team with their future growth plans as PODFather rolls out across the wider business.”
PODFather Ltd – so much more than ePOD
Our software is helping businesses within the logistics, construction, field service and healthcare industries to streamline processes, improve operational and financial efficiency, and eradicate paper. Our cloud-based delivery management software encompasses a range of features and functionality including; job management, route planning and optimization, vehicle checks, proof of delivery, driver and vehicle tracking, as well as invoicing and reporting modules. PODFather allows businesses to be better informed about the jobs they are managing, highlighting problems before they occur, making users proactive rather than reactive. Our customer base includes well-known names such as Tarmac, NHS, Bidfresh, Oxfam and Igloo, as well as a many independent logistics and construction service operators. To find out more visit www.podfather.com.