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We’d be delighted to offer you tailored recommendations to make your site more efficient, free of charge. Our advice is aimed at helping you cut costs and keep your project running to tight schedule, especially if your site is located in congested city centres.

Zone Manager has over 40 years of industry experience in software development and logistics consultancy.

Do I need a Delivery Management System?

Delivery Management Systems are a key element in the logistics plan for major construction projects. Being able to control and report on deliveries in real-time has allowed companies to streamline operations and drive more efficient projects.

You can reduce staffing costs, site congestion and CO2 emissions, but also make sure you keep your project running to schedule, especially when your site is located in a city centre.

Net Zero Targets

Under the UK Government’s Net-Zero strategy, measures require businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 and publish clear and credible carbon reduction plans before they can bid for government contracts over £5m/year.

CO2 reporting is now a must for major jobs, and our system offers comprehensive reporting, allowing for real time monitoring of on-site activity.

What kind of Delivery Management System do I need?

Generally, Delivery Management Systems (DMS) are implemented to tackle a wide range of logistical problems and support efficient site operations across many settings and applications.

There are, however, many types of DMS and Inbound Delivery Management Systems work best at solving site challenges.

In the realm of logistics management, the distinction between inbound and outbound delivery systems is pivotal for optimizing supply chain operations. Inbound systems focus on the reception and handling of goods entering a facility, while outbound systems manage the shipment of finished products to external destinations. While both aim to transport goods efficiently, they encounter unique challenges along the way.

 Inbound delivery systems grapple with congestion, safety risks, resource utilization, and supply chain visibility upon the arrival of deliveries. Conversely, outbound systems face challenges like order accuracy, transportation optimization, and customer satisfaction during the distribution process. 

Let’s explore how Delivery Management Systems address the following 7 key site challenges, streamlining operations and bolstering security:

1. Congestion 

An Inbound Delivery Management System offers congestion relief by efficiently scheduling deliveries, preventing overcrowding and congestion on site. By coordinating arrival times and storing important site information for drivers and other staff to easily access remotely, the system minimizes traffic bottlenecks, enhancing overall operational flow.

2. Pedestrian Safety Risks

DMS software ensures that delivery vehicles adhere to designated routes, reducing the risk of accidents involving pedestrians. With real-time monitoring, site managers can prioritize pedestrian safety, creating a secure environment for workers and visitors alike. This is especially important for city center facility sites, where entries are not easily accessible or where there are limitations to which vehicles can physically deliver goods to the site due to space limitations. Around these city center sites, pedestrians go about their day, so it’s essential that managers mitigate any risk to people in and around facilities.

3. Inefficient Resource Usage

By streamlining delivery schedules and optimizing resource allocation, DMS eliminates inefficiencies in resource usage. This includes better utilization of labor, equipment (such as goods lifts, cranes, hoists etc), and storage space, ultimately reducing operational costs and maximizing productivity.

4. Break In Supply Chain Visibility

DMS provides comprehensive visibility into the inbound supply chain, offering tracking of deliveries from suppliers to the site. This transparency enables better planning and decision-making, reducing the risk of disruptions and delays in production or construction timelines.

5. Lack of Security Assurance 

With DMS, site managers can implement stringent access control measures, ensuring that only authorized vehicles and personnel enter the premises. By verifying deliveries and monitoring activity, the system mitigates security risks, such as theft, vandalism, or unauthorized access, bolstering overall security protocols.

6. Carbon Reporting Compliance Risks

DMS facilitates accurate tracking and reporting of carbon emissions associated with inbound deliveries. By monitoring vehicle types, fuel consumption, and mileage, the system helps organizations comply with environmental regulations and sustainability initiatives, reducing their carbon footprint and fostering a greener supply chain.

7. Health & Safety Non-compliance Risks

DMS includes features such as automated safety checks, delivery documentation verification, and compliance reminders, helping sites maintain adherence to health and safety regulations. By proactively addressing potential hazards and risks, the system minimizes the likelihood of accidents, injuries, and regulatory fines, ensuring a safer work environment for all stakeholders.

To conclude, an Inbound Delivery Management System like Zone Manager offers a comprehensive solution to the challenges faced by sites that handle large volumes of deliveries. From reducing congestion and enhancing pedestrian safety to optimizing resource usage and ensuring regulatory compliance, DMS empowers organizations to streamline operations, improve efficiency, and maintain a secure and sustainable supply chain ecosystem.

If you need help implementing a comprehensive Delivery Management System for your project or site(s), get in touch with Zone Manager – we’ll send you a quote within the same day.

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