BOOST: Dairy Crest enjoying better efficiency
Improved efficiency is being boasted by Dairy Crest, after the leading food company adopted r2c Online’s independent fleet maintenance and compliance platform.
Dairy Crest – operators of one of the UK’s largest commercial vehicle fleets – launched the platform to boost maintenance processes at their Nuneaton national distribution centre.
By adopting r2c Online’s system, the headquarters has removed paperwork and the risk of holding incomplete or ineligible records from their fleet maintenance processes.
All information regarding vehicle assets and any maintenance or repair work undertaken on them is now captured electronically and immediately uploaded to the platform.
This eliminates the need to duplicate and transport paper service records.
Jim Whitmore, Transport Compliance Manager at Dairy Crest’s National Distribution Centre, said: “The r2c system has improved fleet performance, costs and visibility across all our tracked assets.
“A paperless system has improved record retrieval along with online reporting to establish vehicle maintenance, defects and attributed costs.
“It’s been so successful that we have now established our key maintenance suppliers within the process to eliminate the timely process of waiting for service inspection sheets.”
Having the information provided electronically, collated centrally and available at the touch of a button has improved the accuracy of compliance records.
It also has allowed better communication and collaboration with maintenance partners.
Nick Walls, Managing Director of r2c Online, added: “Dairy Crest is another significant customer to join the r2c Online platform and we are delighted to be working with one of the UK’s largest and most forward thinking operators.
“Driven by customers’ moves to become more efficient and prove they are meeting increasingly stringent regulations, our service is fast becoming the industry standard for managing fleet maintenance and compliance records.”
Dairy Crest deliver milk and other products to 1.3million homes every week.