Emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical, has implemented a new transport management system, EDMS (Evolution Delivery Management System), which it said would help enhance its provision of time-critical services.
In a statement the company said that the system would provide its team with an enhanced ability to track and report on shipment progress and identify supplier availability in real-time. It would also provide access to a closed supplier database, which gives the company better access and analysis of data to provide specialist operators tighter control over projects.
“Fast reaction is key to avoiding supply chain failure, and any head start that can be provided could prove to be crucial; when emergency logistics response is required by OEMs and their suppliers, minutes can save millions,” said Evolution Time Critical’s managing director, Brad Brennan. “Our new EDMS has been developed to our own bespoke specification. It provides our team of experts with the details and information required to be placed at the centre of quickly-unfolding and often complex logistics operations, enabling time-sensitive adaptation of contingency plans and utilisation of the most efficient route to issue resolution.”
The company said it has also been recruiting staff in preparation for the next phase of growth and has launched an updated website that offers industry news and insight, as well as access to its control centres, which provide 15 minute response times on a 24-hour basis.
Brennan went on to state that the automotive industry has learned more about emergency logistics over the last 12-18 months because of a number of factors. Those included heavy-impact logistical disturbances such as the delays caused by the problems at Calais this year, as well as the impact of more frequent product launches in a shorter space of time.
“The introduction of the new EDMS system, aligned with our new website updates and employee expansion, ensures we are ideally positioned to meet the automotive industry’s next generation supply chain concerns in 2016 and beyond,” he said.