SONOCO Group revolutionizes its fleet management with Frotcom
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Efficiency increases all-round with unprecedented fleet control.
Founded 25 years ago as the brainchild of visionary investor Mamadou Saliou Diallo, the group has a higher calling than your usual road transportation company: its mandate is to help develop the Guinean Republic's economy, and in the process, improve the quality of life of its citizens. SONOCO is a major employer in Guinea Conakry, with a workforce of over 1,000 staff.
Gabriel Tshizanga, Operations Manager at Frotcom Guinea
LMA, as part of the SONOCO Group, relies heavily on road transportation and uses SONOCO's fleet of 36 vehicles to distribute its product locally and internationally.
SONOCO's fleet manager sought to improve its fuel management: fuel efficiency and fuel theft - a chronic problem for road transportation companies in Guinea Conakry. Frotcom, however, had a lot more to offer than this. For SONOCO's management, the greatest challenge was completely inverting the fleet management paradigm and dealing with the amount of control offered by Frotcom.
Frotcom has revolutionized SONOCO's operating procedures, both in the field and at the main office. The clearest benefit has been the tracking and location of vehicles, which SONOCO officials estimate have improved delivery times by as much as 20%. Fuel costs have also dropped radically as consumption and theft have been curbed by better routing and Frotcom's fuel management and sensor monitoring. At the head office, vehicle location and sensor information are fed back into the system, and drivers, through their smartphones, get updates and route corrections on the job.
Through Frotcom, SONOCO was introduced to an unprecedented degree of control over its fleet, which has completely thrown operations management on its head, for the better.
- Intelligent fleets
- Vehicle tracking
- Fleet management
- Sonoco Group
- Les Moulins d'Afrique
- CANBus data
- Route planning and monitoring
- Fuel management
- Frotcom's Smartphone interface
- Sensor monitoring
- Better routing and vehicle location
- Improved delivery times
- Fuel consumption reduction
- Fuel theft reduction
- Better communication with drivers