Fleet Size: 1300 Previous System: Excel Product: RoadBASE Date Installed: September 2000
They talk our language - non-technical jargon - and really make the effort to understand our problems when we have them. The team at Chevin are leaders in their industry, are friendly and approachable and we would recommend Chevin to anyone.
Home to some of the UK's leading dairy brands, including Cravendale, Anchor, Lurpak and Tickler, Arla Foods UK plc supplies a full range of fresh dairy products to the major retailers and foodservice customers. Not only is Arla the UK's number one dairy company, by turnover and milk pool, it is the largest supplier of both butter and spreads and cheese in the country. The business has a yearly combined milk pool of circa £3.2 billion litres and a turnover of £2 billion.
Making 4,000 deliveries to stores and regional distribution centres each day, Arla UK now has the UK dairy industry’s largest milk pool, comprising 3,200 farmers, spread geographically throughout the country.
Arla's business need for software was simple: to improve the effeciency of its fleet through enhanced visibility and measurement of crucial data, which could in turn lead to leaner management methods and informed process-related decision making.
RoadBASE is robust, reliable and easy to use
RoadBASE provides data quickly and accurately, which was particularly useful when Arla had to compile the Motor Insurance Database to comply with the EU 4th Directive. In fact, the report was ready to run long before the deadline was due.
RoadBASE is set up to warn when registrations expire for the London Congestion Charging scheme. As penalities are so high, Arla can't afford to get caught out. This function is estimated to have significantly reduced the risk of failing to comply with the scheme, along with the financial cost associated with it.
Weekly costing reports per depot give accurate running cost data, helping Arla to operate in a leaner and more controlled manner.
Knowledge of location of each vehicle enables Arla to prioritise compliance and operate legally.