Continuing its quest to change the face of logistics in India, intelligent logistics automation platform, Locus, deployed its solutions to aid Rollick Ice Creams to reduce their logistics costs. Locus fills in a crucial technology gap for the frozen desserts manufacturer, which is looking at a busy season in the ongoing season of summer.
The success of any cold chain system relies on the efficient transport of products that are sensitive to the environment and temperature from the place of origin to their destination. With an increase in demand, the high transportation costs add to their woes. In such cases, it becomes imperative to use the delivery vehicle to its maximum capacity. Built upon a proven technology, Locus helps businesses overcome said constraints and go above and beyond with their Route Optimization Engine.
Rollick uses Locus for planning their daily delivery to distributors all over West Bengal. With a quick turnaround-time, Locus’ engine shaves 2 to 3 hours off the planning time.
“We are delighted to add Locus’ solution to our logistics system,” said Gaurav Khemani, director of Rollick Ice Cream. “It is important to improve the visibility of the fleet, especially during the peak season. Locus ensured that our fleet was efficiently used, while also saving logistics cost by 6 to 8%.”
Locus aims at a low-carbon economy by reducing fuel consumption and improving operational efficiency. The routes generated by their platform are a testament to that promise. Further commenting on the collaboration, CEO and cofounder of Locus, Nishith Rastogi said, “Our goal is to empower our customers to solve logistics challenges, take faster decisions and help reduce wastage in their logistics chain, be it man-power, space or fuel, by leveraging our technology.”
The key problem in any transport movement is the high degree of unpredictable human intervention at each stage of operation and the associated loss of consistency and efficiency. By harnessing the recent advancement in mapping information and computational methods, Locus automates these decisions, even in complex real world scenarios for leading companies like Urban Ladder, Lenskart, Quikr, Licious and 1mg.