Faster, more reliable and efficient:
CURA Glass delivers optimally
Twenty-two special yellow and blue trucks with custom-tailored equipment are on the road across Europe for CURA Glass every day. They transport lites in containers and stacks, in boxes and on racks, as base glass or jumbo.
CURA Glass's logistics specialists frequently work with mixed loads with respect to dimensions, packaging types, and glass types. The most efficient and cost-effective control of the the company's fleet requires a lot of experience, flexibility, and intelligence.
The good news: even logistics can be automated!
The tool of choice for CURA Glass is the A+W Logistics Optimizer. This intelligent, multi-talented software creates and optimizes the shortest and most cost-effective routes – taking into account the possibilities of the CURA fleet.
Taking into consideration route limitations (e.g. bridge height or permissible vehicle weight) and traffic information, the system determines the optimal route with the optimal sequence of delivery points. Deviating delivery addresses can also be considered, as can specific time and date promises made to CURA Glass customers. The weight to be delivered is distributed across the trucks so that each delivery station must be visited just once – and so the most appropriate truck is always selected for the route. Required unloading technologies such as on-board cranes are also considered.
However, the A+W Logistics Optimizer supports not just route planning and evaluation, it also assists you with delivery itself. This is how, on the one hand, CURA Glass can export the route data to the navigation system; on the other hand, the driver can use a delivery app on a smartphone to book the delivery and report it back to the ERP system A+W Business. There, the dispatch manager can monitor the delivery of the route online and react directly to reports such as "Sheet 0815 broken."
This is how CURA Glass frequently saves several days and in many cases can deliver the reproduced lite the very next working day. The driver also has the opportunity to photograph the delivery situation with a smartphone (where? in what condition?); the picture remains in the system and serves as additional proof of proper delivery, if necessary deviating delivery point and irregularities such as damage, etc.
When the customer confirms correct delivery, invoicing can be initiated immediately – and so more time and money is saved. The system also supports the delivery and pickup of additional racks and it can thus be integrated completely into route optimization.