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moDel-VM drives efficiency for vehicle logistics operation

Logistics company WH Kirk Transport Services has reported enhanced efficiency following the implementation of moDel-VM, the standalone version of Ebbon-Dacs’ moDel solution.

Jonathan Kirk, owner of WH Kirk.

WH Kirk is a family-run vehicle logistics business located at Barnby-in-the-Willows, near Newark, from where it covers the whole of the UK and Northern Ireland.

The company fleet of 10 transporters carry vehicles from standard models, luxury and sports cars up to light commercial vehicles on behalf of leasing companies, fleet customers and motor dealers, handling around 7,000 vehicle movements a year.

The company has already had experience of using the moDel delivery solution, which is mandatory for most leasing companies using Ebbon-Dacs’ e-procurement platform, Leaselink.

However, the business wanted a system that was compatible with users outside the Leaselink environment and selected moDel-VM, the stand-alone version of the system, in April this year.

“We wanted a solution for our smaller leasing company customers and motor dealers not on the Leaselink platform,” explained WH Kirk owner, Jonathan Kirk.

“It allows us to aggregate our new vehicle deliveries on one platform rather than a number of different platforms.

“Prior to using moDel-VM, we had been using an assortment of manual point of collection and point of delivery paperwork, which meant that it could sometimes take several days for delivery details find their way back to us.

“That is a thing of the past now as our drivers are using the new system on Samsung Galaxy tablets, which have larger screens than smartphone and allow them to show details to customers more clearly, with direct online input and photographic back-up of any issues.”

The moDel-VM solution is now utilised by 16 logistics and delivery suppliers, handling more than 23,000 vehicle deliveries in the first six months of 2017.

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