Is the vendor you are talking to selling you what they have or are they selling you what you need?Westlake places special focus on transportation and distribution services. Our management team has consulted with hundreds of transportation services about how to apply an effective wireless solution around a highly mobile widely distributed field force. Discussions typically center on job assignment, dispatching, GPS tracking, delivery conformation, field data collection and migration of data into existing back office systems or third party software.
Westlake wireless consulting approach to finding solutions for transportation and distribution organizations is like no other. Expect our organization to provide you a comprehensive framework around a wide variety of technology available within your field. For example, there are a large number of ways of supporting GPS technology; we help to determine which would be best for your organization. This framework includes up front costs, hidden costs and ongoing recurring costs for each solution. If your organization were to opt for a hard mounted GPS solution such as the IR1200 Data Modem that works over the Nextel iDEN data network, long term and on-going servicing can become serious hidden costs. If one vendor charges $10.00/month over and above airtime and next vendor charges $60.00/month over and above airtime for 500 trucks, the cost difference annually totals $30,000 a year in recurring costs. Run this service for five years and the costs mount to $150,000.00. This does not include costs associated with selecting a wireless service provider and their charges.
Do not make the same mistake that thousands of others have made.Unlike wireless hand held devices that support GPS, once you make the capital investment into hard mounted equipment and the investment to professionally install the equipment, you will also committing to long service agreements and often doing so at a premium rate.
With close to 200 vendors to choose from, Nextel Corporation (Fortune 200) selected Westlake Software, Inc. to be their internal wireless integrator.With close to 200 vendors to choose from, Nextel Corporation (Fortune 200) selected Westlake Software, Inc. to be their internal wireless integrator. Westlake providing consulting, architecture, development, testing, implementation and now on going support for a comprehensive end-to-end wireless supply chain management/customer relationship management system for Nextel National Retail. This includes full GPS support from the Motorola chip set as well as network triangulation methodologies, field data collection, automated job assignments, notification of compliance by their field force on a number of issues and more. See entire case study: Wireless Carrier Goes Wireless.
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