PODFather improves performance on M1 upgrade

Grant Prior 4 years ago PODFather Ltd
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Caulfield Contractors is realising the benefits of introducing PODFather’s proof of delivery solution to the M1 smart motorway project.

With nine gangs and over 60 vehicles working on this high-profile project, Caulfield needed a solution it could rely on to bring visibility, traceability and accountability to its operation.

The PODFather system is used daily to manage job allocation, vehicle tracking, and proof of delivery for the fleet, with each vehicle handling multiple loads of muck away and aggregate every day.

Caulfield Contractors co-owner Nick Caulfield said: “We pride ourselves on delivering complete solutions, so when we were awarded the contract to manage drainage on the M1 smart motorway project I knew how important it was to have the right technology in place to give us the visibility and accountability to substantiate our actions.”

Previously the Caulfield team relied on paper tickets to manage vehicle movements and track progress.

Jay Athwal, Caulfield’s Project Manager said: “With paper tickets you are operating with minimal visibility of what’s going on out on site. This is where the PODFather system allows us to excel. We now have a paper-less operation and instant, real time visibility of all vehicle loads and movements,

“PODFather is an intuitive and informative software solution that has the benefit of being supported by a first-class team of industry experts who quickly understood our challenges and delivered us a solution that we’ve successfully rolled out across this project.”

The PODFather tracking and proof of delivery solution has enabled the Caulfield team to improve productivity across its operation.

The logistics team can now see exactly what is happening in real time, with one benefit being that vehicles can be diverted between motorway gangs to maximise working time.

Stuart Nappin, Caulfield’s Logistics Manager said: “I’m using PODFather every day and it’s a great tool for improving traceability and visibility.

“Irrespective of whether I’m in the office or out on site I have real time visibility of what’s going on everywhere, across all our gangs, and can make changes accordingly. I can also deal with any issues or delays in real time too.”

PODFather manages the whole process from the allocation of jobs through to tracking wagon movements, collating weighbridge information and capturing proof of delivery photos.

Colin McCreadie, Managing Director at PODFather said: “The Caulfield Contractors operation is an excellent example of what our construction offering is all about.

“Paper is the bane of everyone’s lives in this industry and the PODFather solution just makes that all go away; replacing manual processes with fast, easy to use technology that delivers real time visibility, and long term accountability, to industry leaders such as Caulfield and the wider Link Group.”

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