Uttar Pradesh: According to a recent news, ACC Limited has reported almost 5% savings in operations cost at its Tikaria plant in Amethi following implementation of Radio Frequency and GPS based logistics management.
As in news, the company had deployed Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) and Global Positioning System (GPS) in logistics operations under a pilot project. While, RFID tracks the historical data of the truck and time taken from Gate In and Gate Out, GPS tracks their movement outside the plant.
Tushar Rameshchandra Dave, Vice President, ACC, said: “Typically, a truck, which earlier took 4-5 hrs for loading until it exited our gates, now turnarounds in about one-and-half hours. This enables their faster movement to destination, thus saving on fuel cost and saving time both for the factory and the truckers.
Dave added: “These savings helped us offset to some extent the rising fuel prices lest they would have been passed on to the customers.
Deepak Gulati, Director Logistics, ACC, said: “Together, RFID and GPS ensure better visibility of trucks, providing for better logistics management and supervision.”
As per the source, the technology was implemented at the Tikaria plant in March 2012 and was later introduced at two more units located in West Bengal and Karnataka. The company intends to implement the technology in all its 16 plants in 2 years. The company has already put GPS devices in 1,000 odd trucks at the three plants and the remaining 9,000 trucks pan-India would be covered in phases.