With over 20 years of experience in the Logistics space, the client’s leadership team was constantly seeking to adopt emerging technologies. Their logistics customers have four main business concerns; vehicle tracking & monitoring, driving habits, idling & fuel loss and vehicle failure. To overcome the underlying challenges, they wanted a fleet management solution which would help them track the location of every vehicle, their routes, status, driver location and reason for delay in delivery. The solution should also assist their logistics customers in fleet planning, vehicle monitoring, vehicle tracking, forecasting and preventive maintenance. To address these initiatives for its customers, our client wanted to build a fleet management solution to achieve customer delight and enhanced business performance.
The game changing aspect of the solution is providing visibility of real-time operations of each vehicle in the fleet. In order to achieve this, they would need diagnostic data of the vehicles, drivers and unplanned events to derive critical insights on operational efficiency. Such data can be obtained by installing GPS enabled devices (IoT assets) in the vehicles. These devices provide information such as vehicle speed, engine coolant temperature & RPM, trip mileage/fuel consumption, hard acceleration/brake, engine idle time etc. By performing analysis on this collected data, a complete picture of real-time operations can be made available.
However, to architect such a solution they required an integrated platform that supports any kind of device with an ability to perform analysis to derives critical insights. To create such an IoT & Analytics platform, they collaborated with Saviant as their IoT & Data Analytics consulting partner.