Analysis of the Possibility to Implement the Transics System and GBOX Assist Systems in a Selected Company

Analysis of the Possibility to Implement the Transics System and GBOX Assist Systems in a Selected Company

Remigiusz Kozlowski (University of Lodz, Poland), Petre Iltchev (Medical University of Lodz, Poland), Anna Palczewska (University of Lodz, Poland), Klaudia Pilichowska (University of Lodz, Poland) and Michał Marczak (Medical University of Lodz, Poland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0973-8.ch017
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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to present the implementation of a fleet management systems (FMS) in selected transport companies. Transport management systems (TMS) / FMS evolve as a result of developing novel functionalities. The greatest challenge is TMS integration within the existing IT infrastructure of the company. Calculating return on investment (ROI) based on data analysis is important to select the optimum FMS. During the implementation of an FMS, of importance is to adapt the system to the business processes and train the employees in software usage. The architecture of an FMS affects the process of its implementation. Its implementation has many benefits and greatly improves company performance, including profitability.
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Introduction

The decision to purchase a fleet management system (FMS) should be preceded by a series of analyses addressing the question of its profitability. The implementation of fleet management systems always represents a challenge involving great effort and risk both for the system provider and the transport company. Appropriate project management principles and rules can reduce that risk and increase the quality of implementation (FleetSMARTS, 2011). To implement an FMS system successfully, one must know the business processes of the company and the special features of FMS projects, and carefully evaluate the costs and benefits. One should also refer to the experience of transport companies which have already implemented FMS solutions and use them in everyday fleet management. The aim of this chapter is to present the implementation of an FMS in selected companies.

Key Terms in this Chapter

TimoCom: Europe’s largest transport platform.

Trans.Eu: Europe’s freight exchange platform.

Return on Investment Calculator: It can compute savings per track, driver from FMS implementation.

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