Challenge:
Lack of operational visibility.

The transportation and logistics industries depend on consistent and reliable delivery of product to customers. Supply chain complexity and a myriad of disconnected systems to manage driver schedules, truck maintenance and compliance reporting make it a challenge to ensure all deliveries are on time and in full.

Lack of operational visibility can inhibit a company’s ability to drive operational efficiency and to tackle new business trends. Any breakdown can halt revenue and torpedo customer satisfaction, sometimes for the long-term.

Common Concerns:
  • Are there adequate drivers and trucks to cover today’s routes?

  • Are there any missed deliveries? Are any deliveries at risk?

  • A truck is down. Where is the nearest truck that can assist?

  • Are we prepared for inspection?

Solution:
Real-time data visibility with a common operational picture.

Ronin answers these logistics questions by providing a real-time operational picture of the distribution network. Logistics managers and drivers, and even retail sites (customers) are linked together with a unique view of the same information. Everyone can see the status of deliveries, get notifications of problems and act before delivery times are missed. Managers can confidently reroute drivers, make informed decisions and be certain they are in regulatory compliance.

The Ronin Platform is an intelligence layer that connects with existing management systems to pull relevant data. Ronin then employs existing workflows to deliver information to users in the context of their location and role.

Ronin’s mobile-first, map-driven interface allows users to instantly visualize critical data, and act on it. Users can communicate with one another directly through the interface via chat, images, video or on-screen annotations. Everyone has visibility with a common operational picture.

“THE RONIN PLATFORM WAS DESIGNED FOR WORKERS AT THE EDGE OF OPERATIONS TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN UNSUSPECTING PLACES AND TO REDUCE THE PROCESS FLOW INVOLVED IN DECISION MAKING.”

John Dames
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER


The Ronin Platform

Is a situational awareness platform with capabilities to integrate and aggregate everything you already have–data from the IoT, from vehicles and sensors, as well as legacy systems and your people–to allow for meaningful, real-time decision making.

Key Functionality:

1

Single source of real-time information on drivers, routes, vehicle maintenance and compliance reporting.

2

Pulls together driver trip reports and logs. Simplifies compliance reporting with one source for driver info, hours and routes.

3

Geofences trigger alerts and notifications, such as alerting to an impending delivery arrival. Improves driver safety and retail location security.

4

Historical data supports your continuous improvement practice and predictive analytics to drive operational efficiencies, understand the impact of business changes on your operations.

5

Integrates vehicle maintenance data. Know if you have trucks available for tomorrow’s routes, or if you need a rental.

6

Get real-time status of driver location, route progress, delivery problems or emergencies. Broadcast messages or communicate directly with them, forward documents, reroute, send help to last known location.

7

Receive alerts on distribution disruptions, breakdowns or at-risk deliveries. Immediately see who’s nearby and available to help out.

8

Create and visualize driver schedules. Task drivers with their routes. Receive warnings and alerts if they are in danger of being out of compliance.

9

Support dynamic routing to retail location/customers based on ad hoc requests for products.

Summary:

The Ronin Platform provides real-time situational awareness to your distribution and transport operations providing the visibility you need to drive efficiency improvements, ensure OTIF deliveries and, ultimately, realize competitive advantage for your business.