Microlise, the Nottingham based systems integrators of technology solutions for the mobile workforce, logistics and supply chain industries, has appointed MAN ERF (UK) Limited as UK reseller for the Microlise Fleet & Distribution and Microlise RFID Systems suites of products.
As a leading manufacturer of heavy goods vehicles, MAN ERF in the UK distribute and lease fleets of vehicles to a wide range of market sectors. This appointment will allow MAN ERF to offer a complete range of web enabled added value services to their clients to maximise their return on investment and reduce the total cost of ownership of their vehicle fleet.
The services focus on the Microlise Fleet & Distribution modular portfolio of solutions which manages mobile workforces, goods in transit and the assets used to transport them (vehicles and drivers). The solutions provide benefits to delivery & service fleets through modules to optimise scheduling & planning, monitor schedule adherence, maximise use of assets, reduce fuel consumption, improve driver performance, manage the tasks of mobile workers and generate accurate real-time proof of delivery and collection.
Microlise expertise in designing and delivering integrated RFID solutions will also be available to complement these mobile workforce systems using the inherent benefits of this latest auto ID technology – non line of sight, non invasive collection and verification of stock movement and stock transaction data.
The solutions will be delivered as managed web services hosted on MAN ERF (UK) dedicated servers. Users will be able to gain access to the system using a simple, password protected web browser interface
Bob Harbey, Business Development Director for Microlise commented, “Microlise have built an enviable reputation for our Microlise Fleet & Distribution and Microlise RFID Systems portfolios of products. The appointment of MAN ERF (UK) Limited will bring this market leading technology to leased vehicle clients of MAN as simple add-on web services to deliver real business benefit.”
David Midgley, General Manager Telematics for MAN ERF (UK) Ltd stated, “We are very pleased to be working closely with Microlise to deliver leading edge telematics technology to our customers. As a major supplier of leased heavy goods vehicle fleets it is no longer enough to merely supply 'horsepower and wheels'. We must be able to offer a complete solution to the business needs of our clients in their fleet operations.” He added, “The ability to integrate RFID auto ID technology within the solutions will ensure we can deliver leading edge and future proof mobile technology to our customers”
Microlise is a privately owned, UK-based company, established in 1982. Microlise develops and integrates technology solutions for the logistics and physical supply chain industries using key software, hardware, communication and auto identification technologies developed in-house and from market leading suppliers. Microlise solutions include ; Opus WMS – sophisticated warehouse management and automation control software, Microlise Fleet & Distribution – for managing goods in transit and the assets used to transport them, Microlise RFID Systems – Integration of RFID technology within supply chain and logistics applications, Opus Voice – Hands-free, eyes-free voice activated technology for all stock transactions and movements within the warehouse.
See www.microlise.com for further information
About MAN ERF (UK) Limited
MAN are a major international manufacturer and distributor of heavy goods vehicles with models ranging from 7.5 tons to 44 + tons. With its UK Headquarters based in Swindon, Wiltshire, MAN ERF UK Ltd offers a comprehensive range of commercial vehicles, buses, coaches and industrial engines to operators and companies in the UK.
See http://www.man-mn.co.uk for further information