Case Study: Rhenus Logistics

Rhenus Logistics came to Roambee for a shipment monitoring solution that would provide the company's clients with real-time visibility and shipment-location data, even when shipments were being carried on rented trucks.

Roambee's cloud-based service provided Rhenus with real-time alerts based on unauthorized truck movement, delays, and the crossing of customer-defined waypoints.

Roambee's cloud-based service provided Rhenus with real-time alerts based on unauthorized truck movement, delays, and the crossing of customer-defined waypoints.

Roambee services enabled Rhenus and its clients gain complete visibility into the location and condition of shipments transported by external providers.

Roambee services enabled Rhenus and its clients gain complete visibility into the location and condition of shipments transported by external providers.

Monitoring Shipments at the Item Level


The Need: Real-time Temperature Monitoring for Shipments on Market Vehicles

Rhenus Logistics is a multinational logistics firm dealing with end-to-end transportation services including procurement of raw materials, distribution of finished goods, and warehousing. They often use rented trucks for shipping their customers’ goods. Customers were requesting real-time visibility and information on shipment location but it was difficult to use fixed GPS units with leased vehicles — there were too many operational constraints and costs.

Rhenus was seeking a way to provide clients with real-time visibility and shipment-location data. They also needed information that would enable them to act quickly and efficiently if problems arose during a shipment.

The Solution: Real-time Data and Customized Alerts Provide "Complete Control"

Roambee provided a real-time shipment location and monitoring service that could be used on a per-trip basis on any truck. The solution meant no upfront costs for hardware or software. The data plan subscription could be used on an "as needed" basis.

Rhenus was able to improve customer service through in-transit visibility and better response times to instances of delay, as well as audit trails available through Roambee tracking. Their experience with the Roambee devices demonstrated to the logistics industry that monitoring shipments on leased vehicles could be as easy as tracking shipments on a proprietary fleet.  

“We are in the transportation business for 40 years and have installed GPS systems in our company fleet. Apart from this, we needed visibility on our rented trucks which we hire on a regular basis to cater to our customers. Roambee puts us in complete control." 

— Raju Padhye, Head of Operations, Rhenus Logistics

Roambee's portable vehicle traceability solution enables logistics companies like Rhenus to manage deliveries, even when they are using leased vehicles. This is another example of how Roambee's next-generation technology and pay-as-you-go business model make shipment monitoring flexible, affordable and controllable. 

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