Daimler FleetBoard GmbH delivers new services that optimize fleet operations and cut fuel usage

Published on 28-Jul-2009

Validated on 16 Dec 2013

"With the IBM solution, we help our customers reduce costs and make more informed business decisions that optimize overall operations by dynamically integrating fleet data with their business systems." - Dr. Christian Ballarin, head of product and production, Daimler FleetBoard GmbH

Customer:
Daimler FleetBoard GmbH

Industry:
Automotive

Deployment country:
Germany

Solution:
Green/Sustainability, Smarter Planet

Smarter Planet:
Smart Products, Smarter Transportation

Overview

Based in Germany, Daimler FleetBoard GmbH is a leading provider of online telematics solutions and services for commercial vehicles and logistics companies. Since its founding, the business has distinguished itself as an innovator, regularly delivering new capabilities to its customers.

Business need:
Daimler FleetBoard GmbH offers devices and telematics-based Internet services that help customers’ transport companies improve efficiencies and transparency in day-to-day haulage. To help its customers optimize planning, analysis and reporting, FleetBoard needed to improve integration of data from vehicles with the customers’ business systems. And it needed the ability to deploy new and upgraded services to the fleet without removing vehicles from service.

Solution:
Using software from IBM, the client implemented a comprehensive telematics system that helps optimize vehicle usage and routing, and enables delivery of new functionality to vehicles remotely. Users leverage the client’s DispoPilot offering, an on-board system installed in commercial vehicles, to enable efficient, dynamic route planning. And Daimler FleetBoard feeds vehicle data directly to customers to improve decision-making capabilities.

Benefits:
• Reduces fuel usage by 5 to 10 percent through dynamic reporting and derived training measures for drivers as well as analysis of maintenance and vehicle location data
• Improves decision making by integrating shipping data with the status of the actual shipment across multiple systems
• Optimizes haulage operations by enabling dynamic route planning through paperless tour management

Case Study

Overview

Daimler FleetBoard GmbH
Stuttgart, Germany
www.fleetboard.com

Industry
• Automotive
Products
• IBM Workplace Technology, Micro Edition
• IBM WebSphere® Studio Device Developer
• IBM Rational® Focal Point™
• IBM Service Framework

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Based in Germany, Daimler FleetBoard GmbH is a leading provider of online telematics solutions and services for commercial vehicles and logistics companies. Since its founding, the business has distinguished itself as an innovator, regularly delivering new capabilities to its customers.

Challenge
Daimler FleetBoard GmbH offers devices and telematics-based Internet services that help customers’ transport companies improve efficiencies and transparency in day-to-day haulage. To help its customers optimize planning, analysis and reporting, FleetBoard needed to improve integration of data from vehicles with the customers’ business systems. And it needed the ability to deploy new and upgraded services to the fleet without removing vehicles from service.

Solution
Using software from IBM, the client implemented a comprehensive telematics system that helps optimize vehicle usage and routing, and enables delivery of new functionality to vehicles remotely. Users leverage the client’s DispoPilot offering, an on-board system installed in commercial vehicles, to enable efficient, dynamic route planning. And Daimler FleetBoard feeds vehicle data directly to customers to improve decision-making capabilities.

Benefits
• Reduces fuel usage by 5 to 10 percent through dynamic reporting and derived training measures for drivers as well as analysis of maintenance and vehicle location data
• Improves decision making by integrating shipping data with the status of the actual shipment across multiple systems
• Optimizes haulage operations by enabling dynamic route planning through paperless tour management

“With the IBM solution, we help our customers reduce costs and make more informed business decisions that optimize overall operations by dynamically integrating fleet data with their business systems.” — Dr. Christian Ballarin, head of product and production, Daimler FleetBoard GmbH

For more information
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Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software:
WebSphere Studio Application Developer, Rational Focal Point

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