Holcim adopts Trimble technology for logistics optimisation

Holcim adopts Trimble technology for logistics optimisation
Published: 24 December 2012


Holcim Services (South Asia) Limited, a unit of Holcim Group (Switzerland), announced that it will deploy the Trimble Trako Fleet Management and Visual Cargo solutions for the outbound logistics fleet that transports cement to customers in India.

Trimble will provide the Visual Cargo solution to Holcim's ACC Limited and Ambuja Cements Limited plant operations and the GPS/GPRS based Fleet Management solution for use by their contracted transport vendors. Visual Cargo provides advanced dashboard and reporting features that allow logistics managers to monitor, track and manage delivery exceptions. The Fleet Management solution will provide online tools for transport vendors to manage their fleet utilization and driver safety.

Sunil Tewari, CEO, Holcim Services, (South Asia) Limited, said, "Being a pioneer in the cement industry globally, our goal is to leverage and integrate innovative technologies such as GPS, RFID and Cloud computing to obtain a higher level of visibility into our enterprise supply chain. These technologies will allow us to create an enterprise framework to build a network operating center that seamlessly integrates logistics and business operations to deliver sustained productivity, visibility and safety improvements. We chose Trimble because of its proven expertise in successfully deploying large-scale Transportation & Logistics solutions and its ability to collaborate as a long-term partner."