IT specialists at Palletforce, the UK’s leading palletised freight network, have been working on a development to help manage their deliveries in and out of London during the Olympic Games.
The development, available as part of the network’s flagship Alliance IT system, will give Palletforce’s 100 UK depots instant information about the restrictions operating during London 2012.
This intelligence will be crucial in helping Palletforce’s member transport companies decide on the best ways to manage and route deliveries.
Dean Hughes, IT Director for Palletforce, said: "This will give our members the vital information they need to help keep goods flowing in and out of the capital with minimum disruption.
"It has been developed as part of our planning strategy to ensure all our members are ready to deal with the challenges the games will bring for transport companies."
Palletforce’s Alliance IT system will give instant visibility of the 109 Olympic ‘Games Lanes’ and automatically handle the restrictions around deliveries on these Games Lanes, as well as the unique restrictions affecting deliveries to Olympic venues.
Dean added: "During the games there will be road layout alterations, diversions, parking and loading restrictions, special Games Lanes and extra security measures all of which will impact on the transport network.
"Our IT developments will help us adapt delivery schedules effectively, avoid the daytime restrictions and ensure our customers continue to receive the quality service they expect."