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Workload slashed as Fleet Tyre Network subscribe to Online Tyre Catalogue

By Kyle Linsay
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 13:00

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WORKLOAD: FTN subscribe to OTC

Fleet Tyre Network (FTN), made up of more than 700 independent tyre fitting centres, are adopting the Online Tyre Catalogue (OTC) from CAM Systems.

The move is designed to reduce the workload associated with FTN’s product data and tyre labelling compliance.

OTC is used to populate the FTN product catalogue from which all the fleet tyre fitments are selected.

The dataset is ‘extremely comprehensive and very accurate’, with FTN believing OTC will give the business a significant USP by identifying each product line and all relevant tyre labelling information individually.

More than 160 brands from tyre manufacturers and importers – representing in excess of 70,000 part numbers – have been uploaded onto the OTC.

This has amassed tyre collateral data that includes the entry of new labels and revisions on existing labels across all available categories of tyre.

FTN have access to a wide range of information via the OTC which helps to assist fleet customers in making an informed choice about tyre products, their rolling resistance, wet braking and noise characteristics and the alternatives available.

Nick Bennett, of Fleet Tyre Network, said: “This is a significant step forward.

“The OTC reflects all the tyre data changes – new, amended and obsolete – on a regular basis, so we will be able to react to these changes and amend our product files quickly and accurately.”

Mike Allen, Managing Director of CAM Systems, added:  “The introduction of new labels and other constantly changing product information, amendments to article numbers, changes within categories and movement of tyres from active to non-active products are a daily occurrence.

“It’s important that tyre dealers are made aware of all these changes and OTC can deliver this accurately so they are fulfilling orders correctly first time, every time.”

Image courtesy of Mykl Roventine, with thanks.

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