Rexel goes live with Microlise Fleet Performance telematics 29 January 2016

Electrical equipment distribution specialist Rexel – which operates brands including Newey & Eyre, Parker Merchanting, Denmans and Rexel Energy Solutions – has deployed Microlise telematics across its UK fleet of more than 350 LCVs.

According to Melvin Teale, head of logistics at Rexel UK, implementing Microlise Fleet Performance has been the first phase of a new transport strategy, which will also see it going live with Microlise Journey Management and ePOD (electronic Proof of Delivery) systems.

“Speed and consistency of service is key and, following a competitive tendering process, we are now moving ahead with Microlise to implement a telematics solution that will help us to achieve our goals,” states Teale.

He expects the first phase to support Rexel in maximising the safety and efficiency of drivers and vehicles in its fleets.

It will also minimise the fleet’s environmental impact and costs through improved fuel economy, maximised fleet utilisation and efficiency, he says.

In the second phase of the project, Microlise will help Rexel’s transport office and customer service users to monitor the status of vehicle and equipment movements against schedule, in real-time, as the route unfolds.

Teale believes this will also enable Rexel to improve planning through ‘planned versus actual’ route comparisons.

Brian Tinham

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