Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of integrated wireless systems and services to transportation, logistics and service fleet companies, and CAMS Software Corporation, a leading provider of back-office transportation management systems to the grocery and retail distribution market, today announced that the two companies are integrating data from Qualcomm’s on-board systems into CAMS’ outbound and backhaul-management systems for private fleets.
“Real-time integration helps to better allocate resources and manage driver labor, which results in reduction of overtime and improved service levels to customers,” said Brian Taylor, president of CAMS Software Corporation. “This capability is very powerful for private fleet customers and enables them to better manage their drivers and streamline operations.”
Rather than relying on drivers to write reports and back-office personnel to manually key in the information, combining trip and resource information eliminates these tasks and enables fleet managers to better allocate resources, better manage salvage consolidation to enable more profitable backhaul operations and more accurately track driver actions for activity-based pay.
In addition, integrating workflow information with CAMS software systems enables fleet managers to track delivery and recovery of reusable items, such as totes and pallets, by store location. For example, a customer using the integrated system could now use verifiable data to track missing, reusable items back to specific stores, which could greatly improve recovery rates and have a significant effect on costs.
The inclusion of Qualcomm’s Circle of Service Workflow information automates functions, such as load assignments, event triggers and work process forms, helping to lower operational costs, reduce errors made by manual entry and improve on-time fulfillment across entire fleets. Information from Circle of Service Workflow feeds into CAMS’ transportation management system to enable improved operations, such as salvage consolidation, and asset utilization, which allows fleets to consolidate store returns on a single trailer serving a geographic area, freeing other trailers for for-profit backhaul operations, thus, yielding a higher potential profit.
“Integrating information from Qualcomm Transportation Services with CAMS’ dispatch, payroll, reporting and backhaul optimization systems is an important step in serving private fleets,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing of Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “This kind of seamless integration, which delivers actionable information in a timely manner, signals new possibilities for private fleets as it enables customers to compound the value of their technology investments.”
CAMS Software Corporation is a privately held software development company supplying dispatch, activity based driver payroll and backhaul optimization solutions to the private fleet distribution market. CAMS provides engineering, training, deployment and support services for its flagship product, called CAMS Professional (Carrier Activity Management System), to over 75 major distribution centers across North America. For more information, please visit us at: www.camspro.com
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated wireless systems and services to transportation and logistics companies around the world. With more than 1.3 million mobile units shipped to businesses in 39 countries on four continents, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers the business insight these companies need in order to operate at peak performance and provide superior customer service. Backed by a global, 24x7, world-class technology infrastructure, customer care and professional services, Qualcomm Enterprise Services is positioned to meet and exceed the increasingly complex and business-critical needs of its more than 2,500 clients. For more information, please visit us at: www.qualcomm.com/qes.
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