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Fleet optimization for travel and transportation

The challenge

Reduce costs while improving productivity

You require the capability to track and monitor your vehicles, trucks, drivers and cargo while in-transit or in maintenance, not merely when they are parked in the lot. You also need to be able to communicate with fleet operators at all times—anywhere they happen to be—to facilitate scheduling and improve utilization, productivity and efficiency. And you need a way to improve safety and customer satisfaction, while driving down the costs of maintenance, fuel and insurance.


The solution

Use your fleet assets to make better decisions

Fleet optimization from IBM enables your fleet of vehicles and trucks, and their cargo, to become more instrumented. Whether an asset is in transit, in maintenance or on the lot, the solution provides the technologies—such as global positioning system (GPS) devices, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and integrated vehicle telematics—to capture and transmit data about the location and status of that asset in real time. In addition to data-only options, the solution can also include capabilities for voice, text-to-speech and voice recognition over mobile connections.

Our fleet optimization solution takes the data captured by your fleet assets and integrates that data with your enterprise systems—including enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and billing systems—interconnecting all functional areas of your business and streamlining your processes.

The solution also employs built-in vehicle diagnostics and advanced analytics integrated into your enterprise systems. This ensures that critical information gets to the systems and people who need it, thereby improving decision making and helping you achieve greater efficiencies and savings.


The benefits

Transform your fleet for success

Fleet optimization from IBM can help transform your business by:

  • Managing fleet assets and organizational workloads.
  • Pinpointing the location of tractors, trailers, containers and other assets.
  • Reducing unscheduled maintenance costs and driving down operating costs.
  • Lowering fuel expenses and greatly improving driver productivity and safety.
  • Monitoring the condition of cargo to prevent loss and potential spoilage.
  • Increasing asset utilization, recovering lost assets and preventing fraud.


The specifics

The solution that grows in scale and scope

This solution is built on a service oriented architecture (SOA) foundation that is platform independent and provides flexibility, extensibility and scalability to maximize business value and reduce risk. The solution toolset can be customized to your needs.



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