Building supplier, Cloete Sand and Stone, has used a paper-based administration system for over 34 years. It recently opted to digitise its system and appointed Strato IT Group, to implement StratoPod, a mobile business application that offers customised, digital proof of delivery.
Cassie Lessing, CEO, Strato IT Group says that StratoPod had to address several operational challenges within Cloete Sand and Stone, “There are large volumes of administrative tasks such as data capturing, document scanning, creation of delivery packs which include PODs, loading slips and daily schedules which are all paper-based. These needed to be digitised with the aim of reducing the administration burden.”
StratoPod provides Cloete’s Sand and Stone with a single, connected system that will significantly reduce their administrative burden and digitise the current environment. They will be able to dynamically reschedule and re-allocate goods in transit with the correct documentation, which was not possible with the paper-based system.
A major advantage will be an improved process for drivers. Cassie says that each driver will have to complete one step before moving to the next, so anyone at any time can track the progress of a delivery.
“A major feature within StratoPod is the ability to dynamically reschedule and re-allocate goods in transit with the correct documentation. This means there will be no need for delivery vehicles to return to base if there are unplanned cancellations of collections or deliveries. Transport activities are dynamically re-directed to alternative suppliers or customers.”
Strato IT Group, Tel: (011) 258-7800