How Neviso Helps ABP Renderers Maintain Service Levels & Driver Safety
The situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus is ever-changing. Restrictions are being introduced on a daily basis and every individual is having to react and adapt. It is the same for companies, large and small, the ABP industry included.
Collecting fallen livestock and slaughterhouse waste is a vital part of ensuring the integrity of the food chain in your country. The ABP industry, though, will be affected by restrictions placed on its people. The Nevsio ABP Logistics Software has several features that can help ABP collection and rendering companies operate within current 'social distancing' guidelines:
Route Planning Optimisation
Neviso offers the best possible route-planning for ABP collection. This includes:
- Optimising the drivers' routes so their time is used as efficiently as possible.
- Rescheduling routes on-the-go to make local collections as they come in.
- Monitoring the drivers' progress from collection to drop-off.
This means that each truck driver can make the optimal number of collections, regardless of the current situation regarding permitted driving hours. Allowing your company to maintain service levels even in the case of having fewer drivers available for work.
Reducing Trips to the 'Office'
In certain markets, the drivers do not return to base every day. The Neviso route-planner is able to allocate collections from a different starting location each day. It calculates the load collected and ensures the driver returns with as full a load as possible. This functionality could be used to avoid unnecessary trips to the rendering plant. The drivers' daily journey could start at home or from a remote location on the road, reducing daily travel to the office.
Keeping A Safe Social-Distance While Collecting
When making collections of fallen livestock, often the farmer needs to be present to authorise the collection. In Norway and Finland, this authorisation can be made remotely via a login connected to a national identification system. The Neviso system can be configured to accept this digital authorisation, meaning the driver can carry out their work without close contact with the farmer:
- On arrival, the driver registers the collection online
- The commercial paperwork is automatically updated for driver and farmer
- 'Ownership' of the animal transfers digitally from the farmer to the
- It is possible for this to be pre-authorised by the farmer (it depends on the country's regulations)
Electronic Handover at Factory Reception
When the truck arrives for reception at the rendering plant, unloading can be completed without the driver leaving his cab. With the Neviso system, all admin is handled electronically, for example, load details and commercial papers. There is no need for paper documents, so there is no physical handover of forms nor signatures. Another situation where everyone can keep a safe social distance.
Neviso ABP Logistics Software combines off-the-shelf tools with software built from scratch to your specifications. It delivers features that are customised to your needs, by utilizing our know-how of ABP rendering and logistics. These features introduce efficiencies that will also be relevant in the future and could help prepare your company to face future challenges to normal working practices.
- Optimise drivers' routes
- Monitor progress & reschedule on-the-go
- Reduce unnecessary trips to the factory
- Maintain social-distance during collections
- Electronic handover at factory reception
- All documents produced electronically
Five Ways Neviso ABP Logistics Software Can Increase The Profitability Of ABP Rendering Companies
Neviso ABP Logistics Software was created to improve animal by-product logistics, including cadaver collection from farms and by-products from slaughterhouses. It was initially created together with an ABP Renderer, to fulfill the specific needs of the animal by-product (ABP) industry. But how, exactly, could Neviso ABP Logistics Software save you money and increase your profitability?
Route planning of Trucks
Neviso schedules cadaver collections and slaughterhouse transfers using a modern, easy-to-use transportation planning tool. The routes are planned to optimise the driver's working time and to minimise the distance travelled. It is also possible to reroute drivers during the day, to make the most efficient use of your fleet and ensure more trucks return with a full load. You can also reduce the number of kilometres travelled and the amount of trucks used, making savings on your company's fuel costs.
Receiving ABP Collection Orders
The first step is to simplify your order-handling process. The Nevsio system accepts orders online, directly from the customer, and by telephone to your team. By reducing the number of calls received to your office, you can cut the number of work hours spent answering the phone and redeploy people to more urgent tasks within your company.
Throughout the entire process, commercial documents are handled digitally, producing country-specific reports for EU regulations, local authorities and your company’s management team. Digitalized documents and reports offer easy search and retrieval and, therefore, improved traceability. Also, accounting and invoicing for transport companies and drivers can be based on the actual kilometres driven, the precise amount of material transported or the number of containers carried. Digitalized documents also remove the need for a large, physical storage facility for paper files, so you can put that space to a more productive use.
Improved raw material
Neviso's optimised route-planning enables a quicker and more effective collection process. This means the raw material is collected as early as possible, limiting the degradation of the material and reducing associated waste. This combination of less waste and better quality raw material can lead to increased output and a better quality of end-product.
These four points, combined, create a customer-focused level of service. It is easier for customers to place orders in the way they want to. Keeping things simple makes your company more appealing to younger, technology-aware customers, while allowing the personal service for more traditional customers. You can also monitor the progress of the collections and get status reports for each pick-up, so you are informed and can advise your customers. Offering enhanced service will improve customer retention, saving your company the costs associated with winning new customers.
Improved logistics system + reduced costs = increased profit
- Reduced work hours spent on receiving orders.
- Reduced distance traveled and fuel costs.
- Better quality raw material and reduced waste.
- Improved accuracy of invoicing and accounting.
- Reduced storage space for paper documents and reports.
- Improved customer service means better customer retention and reduced acquisition costs.