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Canon offers logistic services for SMEs

Steve Rogerson
May 17, 2016
 
Japanese camera company Canon’s Singapore subsidiary has introduced a cloud-based logistics service that equips businesses with real-time data for tracking delivery and automated scheduling.
 
Called FleetnexG, it is for small and medium-sized enterprises in which scheduling, delivery of goods and documentation for compliance are part of their core business operations.
 
“For SMEs to succeed today, they must look beyond simply fulfilling orders in a timely fashion, to optimising resources for greater efficiency and productivity,” said Vincent Low, director and general manager at Canon Singapore. “FleetnexG combines Canon’s know-how in document imaging technology with a robust cloud-based software to address the challenges faced by these businesses in tracking and managing resources, enabling them to harness the benefits of real-time data without the daunting costs of implementation.”
 
FleetnexG is compatible with Canon’s range of multifunctional devices. Business owners can choose among proof of delivery, scheduling and fleet management system, mobile delivery note, or a combination of two services to increase efficiency.
 
With this, documentation and processes are digitised. As a result, businesses reduce the possibility of misplacing proof of delivery documents, and negate the need to match those documents against delivery orders, a process that typically takes two to three business days. This shortens the order fulfilment cycle, enabling the business to be more efficient in payment processing.
 
Without the tools to access automation, business owners often resort to time-consuming processes such as manual documentation, which may be prone to inaccuracies. Additionally, the lack of insights derived from real-time data often results in inefficiencies in the form of unnecessary delivery trips, fuel expense and manpower.
 
With FleetnexG, business owners can access an automated streamlined work process to identify and optimise areas along the process flow that are riddled with mundane, repetitive tasks, and redeploy employees for higher value work. At the same time, real-time data offers end-to-end tracking and higher accountability to clients.
 
FleetnexG was developed with TPS Asia Pacific and is distributed by Canon Singapore.