RM2, the sustainable composite pallet provider implemented a technology platform focused on their client side supply chain and logistic operations. The DAQS application is designed to improve vehicle utilization. It's a user friendly web based tool that provides a transparent view of logistic processes as well as visually mapping out supply chain flows.
"It's the balance of quality, cost and delivery that deliver a cost effective logistics process. DAQS improves communication for RM2 and its carrier partners, the tool is designed to improve logistics efficiency and allows us to make tactical business decisions that will result in less empty running miles," said VP of RM2 Supply Chain, Jim Bedford. "DAQS architecture is such that we can even exchange data seamlessly with vehicles carrying RM2 pallets via existing delivery technology used by the carrier."
Bedford shares, "DAQS is far more than a Transport Management System, it's the backbone of RM2's continuous improvement program."
"DAQS is already delivering, we are seeing carriers optimising their vehicles with LTL traffic from RM2 and filling available truck space more efficiently," says Bedford. "In 2015, we took the American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge to support UNCOP21. We actively seek to improve our environmental footprint and DAQS technology helps support our pledge. With DAQS we are already achieving fewer delivery miles, on a number of lanes we are seeing a 30% improvement in truck fill."