BRACKNELL, UK. 13th June 2019 – Raben Group, the international logistics company, has equipped its drivers in 11 countries with rugged Panasonic TOUGHBOOK N1 handheld devices to record and share transport information in real-time.
Approximately 4000 Panasonic devices have been deployed in 65 branches of the Raben Group. The project covered 11 countries (the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary and Ukraine). The 4.7-inch rugged TOUGHBOOK N1 handheld combines the functions of a tablet, phone and a barcode reader. The devices are used to collect and provide real-time data on the status of shipments to provide customers with accurate arrival times.
In addition, the handheld is used by drivers to navigate, communicate with the transport dispatcher and customer service department as well as support additional applications that facilitate their daily work. The angled barcode reader enables efficient scanning of labels all the way through the whole loading and transporting process. The device also allows signature capture confirming the delivery of goods and creating electronic Proof of Delivery dates. In addition it saves the location of each delivery and maps the route the truck travels, monitors the start / end time of the route, the number of kilometres travelled, stops visited and each operation performed on the shipment.
“TOUGHBOOK N1 has everything we need – high efficiency, compact size, durability, accurate GPS system, clear display and a convenient code scanner” – says Bartosz Kolasiński, project manager at Raben Group. “Taking into account the scale of the project we decided to choose Panasonic solutions as the company offered service support at every stage of implementation and after its completion, as well as the ability to customise devices to our needs” – he adds.
The full case study can be downloaded at: https://business.panasonic.co.uk/computer-product/case-study/Raben-case-study-en
More information on the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK rugged notebooks, tablets and handhelds are available at: https://business.panasonic.co.uk/computer-product/.
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