Transport and Logistics
Mobile connectivity is essential in every transport and logistics operation. Your customers now expect to know where their driver is at all times and when they will receive their goods. Whilst from an internal perspective, logistics solutions that offer real-time visibility are invaluable in optimising workforce, equipment and overarching strategy.
We are already supporting companies like you.
The Transport and Logsitics industry face a wide variety of challenges, and your equipment and technology must support you, your operation and your colleagues every step of the way.
As e-commerce continues to boom, there are an every growing number of job opportunities throughout the supply chain. However, filling these new roles is a challenge. City & Guilds released a report estimating the logistics sector will face a 400,000 staff shortfall by 2026. The shortage in workers is said to be due to a “perfect storm” of factors, including a backlog of driving tests for HGV drivers cancelled during the pandemic and Brexit with new immigration rules exacerbating existing shortages.
Attracting staff isn’t the only issue, retaining and training staff has also become a problem, all whilst customer expectations are rising.
Safe Transportation of Dangerous or Valuable Goods
Dangerous goods account for about 8% of the total amount of goods transported in the UK. The transportation of these goods involves risks related to traffic accidents, climate conditions, inappropriate containers/packing materials, or vehicle breakdowns. Ensuring the safety of the materials requires attention at all stages of transportation, including packing, labeling, documentation, and transportation. Various departments across organisations must work together to ensure safe transportation, and measures such as road control, speed restrictions, traffic control, and infrastructure upgrades are essential.
The UK’s freight system has a critical role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality. As an industry as a whole, transport and logistics contribute to 34% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2022, making it the largest contributor among sectors.
As the pressure to meet climate targets grows, the decarbonisation becomes vital
Digital transformation in the warehouse has become a key focus for businesses seeking to optimise their operations and stay competitive in a rapidly evolving market. The move away from paper-based systems towards digital technologies like warehouse management systems (WMS), RFID tracking, and barcode scanning has streamlined processes, reduced manual errors, and improved overall efficiency. Real-time data and analytics allow for better decision-making, optimising resource allocation, and enhancing productivity.
Experts in Transport and Logistics.
With 14 years serving the transport and logistics industry, we know that equipping your team with mobile device solutions to help them increase productivity, decrease downtime and increase colleague satisfaction is essential.
Here’s What We Have Done.
Device Management for Leading Specialist Distributor of Insulation
Symec partnered with a top insulation provider to handle the procurement, deployment, and management of their three key device roles: driver, corporate, and warehouse devices.
Symec fully manages the devices’ lifecycle, starting with planning, all the way through deployment, business as usual, and eventually recycling and end-of-life management.
Our services include technical consultation, managing SIM contracts and assets using Symec Hub, whilst optimising their devices with OV2.
We offer end-to-end managed mobile device services, covering planning, deployment, ongoing management, and device retirement. With our expertise, we handle all aspects of mobile phone management, ensuring a seamless experience. From device selection to security and support, we take care of it all.
Symec’s backbone is providing rugged hardware to the transport and logistics industry, including everything from printers to handheld devices.
Over the years, we have developed a suite of our own applications that help the day to day operation of transport and logistics.
In addition to the hardware, we are experts in connectivity. We can help make sure your mobile devices are connected, monitored, and operational.
We have a team of experts to ensure your devices are operational 24/7, from device repair, to technical helpdesk, and solution architects.
1. Evaluate and Plan
In the initial stage of “Evaluate and Plan,” we will collaborate closely with you to understand your specific requirements, assess your existing infrastructure, and devise a tailored mobile device strategy. This involves evaluating device options, determining necessary features and capabilities, and designing a cost-effective and efficient solution.
During the “Procure” phase, we will leverages our industry connections and top-tier partnerships to source the best fitting mobile devices tailored to your operations and staff. By working closely with trusted suppliers, we ensures that you will receive the best devices that meet your unique needs while maintaining budgetary considerations.
In the “Deploy” stage, we will handle all aspects of device configuration, ensuring that each device is provisioned with the necessary software, applications, security protocols, and customisations. This streamlines the deployment process and guarantees that devices are ready for immediate use.
Once the devices are deployed, we enter the “Manage” phase, providing ongoing support and maintenance. This includes monitoring device performance, troubleshooting issues, and providing technical assistance. Our comprehensive management services allows you to focus on your core tasks while ensuring the smooth operation of your mobile device fleet.
5. Retire and Dispose
Finally, the ” Environmental End of Life and Disposal” this is where we are experts. We will facilitate the retirement and disposal of your outdated or no longer needed devices. We will ensure that proper data wiping procedures are followed to maintain data security and compliance. Additionally, all of our disposals are compliant to strict environmentally requirements.