India: Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), has inked partnership with Trimble, provider of positioning technology and mobile solutions. MSIL is deploying the Trimble trako Visual Cargo solution in outbound logistics trucks that transport new cars from the factory to Maruti Suzuki dealers across India. According to the sources, the Trimble solution is expected to provide transport companies associated with Maruti Suzuki better visibility into the transport logistics to streamline business operations, enhance efficiencies and safety, control costs and meet delivery timelines.
As part of the implementation, Trimble configured a Consignment Tracking module for use by Maruti Suzuki and a Fleet Management module for use by Maruti Suzuki’s transport vendors. The Consignment module, ‘Visual Cargo’, comprises advanced dashboard and report features that allow logistics managers to easily monitor, track and manage operations.
Randhir Singh Kalsi, Executive Officer, (Parts, Accessories & Logistics), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, stated that “India is a growing market and as a leading carmaker we anticipate growth in times to come. Amidst high growth, it is crucial to ensure that we continue to delight our customers in more than one way. Efficient fleet management gains importance as the volumes go up. Effective use of contemporary technology to induce efficiencies into the operations has a direct impact on customer satisfaction. We expect that Trimble’s experience in the field of logistics will help bring productivity improvement and operational efficiency.”
Bryn Fosburgh, Trimble vice president, stated that “Maruti Suzuki was impressed by the adaptability and ease of use as well as the amount of useful information that the Trimble solution can provide to its fleet logistics team and transport vendors.”