Spot on freshness – Meyer Logistics

Highlights at a glance

  • Digital workforce management for 2,000 employees 
  • More than 1,200 vehicles in operation every day
  • Driving and working times of truck drivers fully transparent
  • Meeting the requirements to document work for  minimum wage
  • Efficient planning based directly on vehicles, shifts or special services
  • Greater transparency for management thanks to comprehensive analyses

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Wherever food has to be distributed, fresh and on the spot, the team from Meyer Logistics is most likely to be involved. Scheduling, planning and delivery run reliably 365 days a year. The company has around 2,000 employees and more than 1,200 vehicles in daily operation in order to distribute sensitive food on time throughout Europe. In Germany, virtually all the renowned food chains and many key players among the restaurant chains rely on the expertise of Meyer Logistics. The most advanced technology ensures the right temperature during storage and transport. The challenge is not only to meet the strict requirements of the Food Hygiene Ordinance, but also to observe the driving and rest times that are regulated for truck drivers within the European Community. The specialist for temperature-controlled transport logistics maintains an overview of the driving and therefore working times of its drivers by means of ATOSS Workforce Management. 

Drivers’ cards are evaluated daily, using the archiving solution for digital speedometers
and are imported into the ATOSS solution. Breaks and departure checks are also registered in the process. Ensuring that the obligation to keep records on the subject of the statutory minimum wage is met, is an additional effect of the solution. Workforce Scheduling, too, at Meyer Logistics is state-of-the-art. In order to manage all its resources as efficiently as possible, the food logistics company deploys its staff directly to workstations, vehicles, shifts or special services. The equipment required such as fork-lifts or lift trucks are scheduled at the same time. Relevant stakeholders such as branch managers are incorporated into the process by defined workflows. Working time data are transferred via the ATOSS BI Connector to the company’s business intelligence tool, and are available to the management for detailed analysis. The pilot project is running. The goal is to plan and steer a total of 1,600 workers using ATOSS Workforce Management.

Source: ATOSS Customer Meyer Logistics | ATOSS Annual Report 2015

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