Walls & Ceilings International Limited digitises its transport systems with PODFather
Walls & Ceilings International Limited, the UK home building supplies specialist, has introduced route planning, automated customer notifications and electronic proof of delivery software from PODFather. With 20 vehicles delivering to thousands of customers across the UK, and ambitious plans for future growth, Walls & Ceilings International Limited saw the need to update paper-based processes of old with an automated delivery management system. Having reviewed the solutions the market had to offer Walls & Ceilings International opted for PODFather based on the company’s proven track record, and associated benefits, in the building materials sector. With PODFather in place Walls & Ceilings International is looking forward to improving service, reducing empty running and optimising fuel usage with PODFather.
Walls & Ceilings International Limited, one of the leading distribution companies to the construction industry, and FORS Gold fleet operator holders, have invested into the latest transport management technology as part of its ongoing project to digitize its transport systems. Having historically relied on manual processes the Walls & Ceilings International Limited team saw the need to update its systems to maximise and grow the business. Following a thorough investigation of the solutions that the routing and ePOD market had to offer the Walls & Ceilings Limited team made the decision to go with PODFather based on the system’s breadth of functionality, ease of integration and proven track record in its industry sector.
“With data driving modern business forward, investing into the latest technology is important to support our business growth,” comments Lee Birch, Warehouse & Logistics Manager at Walls & Ceilings International Limited. “This is a huge step forward for us and will bring measurable benefits to our customers the form of improved efficiencies and communication.
Walls & Ceilings International Limited will be using the PODFather system to plan and optimise vehicle routes, gather vehicle check information, track deliveries, automatically send out customer ETA notifications, and collect electronic proof of delivery information via the driver smartphone app. With its cloud-based back office system and easy to use driver app PODFather has been able to deliver Walls & Ceilings International with an easy to use solution that meets the company’s business growth and customer service objectives.
“In a year of uncertainty, and unprecedented times, we are so pleased to be pushing forward as a business,” comments Julian Workman, Director at Walls & Ceilings International Limited. “Our forward thinking and confidence to continue the investment into digitising our operations is definitely the right decision for the future and our customers.
“The introduction of PODFather will give Walls & Ceilings International customers advance notification, and real time visibility, of order progress,” comments Colin McCreadie, Managing Director at PODFather. “Our system gives users a simple solution that makes short work of the complex problem of planning and managing a distribution operation and we look forward to seeing Walls & Ceilings International Limited achieve its business benefit objectives – to save fuel and cut empty running – as the system is rolled out.”
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.