Batch-Controls and Software for the construction industry

Dispatch

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CMS-Dispatch

The optimisation of vehicle usage reduces your transport costs, on-time delivery to the construction site minimises the administrative costs, greater utilisation of the fleet increases your profits – the Simma Electronic software offers all this, and much more. Experience has shown that the computer-assisted optimisation of vehicle fleets can significantly reduce transport costs.

A telematic unit with GPS is installed in every vehicle. Communication between the vehicles and the control centre occurs via GPRS. The GPS position is transmitted to the control centre at regular intervals. The current position of each vehicle, as well as its status (outward journey, waiting, discharching, return journey), is displayed on a map.


In addition to the vehicle positions, the plant positions and construction sites can also be displayed. Orders can be dispatched either automatically or manually.

In vehicles with a telematic unit installed, there is the option of recording vehicle data e. g. mixing water on site, discharging signal, tachometer data (driving time logging) and driver card data.



Vehicle-specific planning



Automatic optimisation

  • route calculation occurs in real-time
  • consideration of customer priority, usage fees, kilometre costs (full/empty)
  • the raw material costs are taken into account for determination of the production plant
  • how “delivery with rest” should be handled can be predefined for each order
  • comprehensive order-specific guidelines which are taken into account in the optimisation process (use specific vehicles, max. number of vehicles, etc.)
  • consideration of a vehicle’s main plant for optimisation
  • specific orders can be manually planned and automatic mode does the rest





Site-specific planning

Basic functions
  • master data management
  • access authorisation for users and user groups
  • availability of vehicles and drivers
  • definition of allowed vehicle types for each order
  • order-specific discharge speed, break times, priority, acceptable delay
  • material preview for planned orders
  • dispatch plans for previous days are saved, meaning that follow-up is possible at any time
  • integration of TAPI-capable phone systems
Interfaces
  • data connection to all commercial control and invoicing systems
Transport and production planning
  • plants can be combined into plant groups
  • allocation of plants to dispatch plans as desired allows for both overall planning and plant-specific planning
  • a site can be supplied from multiple plants
  • for pump orders, the necessary pump is auto- matically taken into account
  • the number of vehicles and pumps required can be determined at any point in time
  • graphic representation of the utilisation of individual plants
  • orders for which there are no vehicles available at the desired time are filed in their own to-do pool
  • orders and individual loads can easily be moved or changed using the mouse
  • delays in delivery to the construction site are clearly displayed
  • service times for vehicles can be entered in the dispatch plan
Telematics in the vehicles
  • recording of all times required for invoicing
  • recording of the concrete mix water on the construction site (incl. mixing time) and the remaining water in the drum
  • recording of the concrete workability, air temperature, concrete temperature at the beginning of discharging
  • recorded data can be checked in the vehicle and amended where applicable
  • delivery ticket printing in the vehicle with signature (including pump delivery tickets)
  • recording of driving and break times

  Telematic in the vehicles 


Driving time monitoring

  • if the digital tachograph in the vehicle is connected to the dispatch system, driving and working time overruns which would occur as a result of the planning are highlighted in colour in the dispatch plan

Vehicle tracking

  • a map (e. g. Google Maps) shows the current position of the vehicle incl. its current status (loading, driving to site, waiting on site, discharging, etc.)
  • active sites and plant locations can be displayed
  • tracking of the routes driven

 Vehicle tracking 


Reports

  • the transport statistics can be used to perform a wide range of analyses (quantities, waiting times, fleet utilisation, etc.)
  • vehicles can be compared
  • customers’ ordering behaviour (e. g. order changes at short notice)

Logging on the road



Transport route display for a delivery ticket.

The data recorded for the transport route is plotted. Data recording starts when loading begins and ends when the vehicle leaves the construction site. Depending on the sensors installed, a variety of data can be recorded in the truck

  • Water addition on construction site
  • Concrete mixing time and discharge time
  • Air temperature and concrete temperature
  • Concrete workability

If the remaining water in the mixer truck is not emptied out, it is automatically taken into account for the next production. If a return quantity remains after discharge, the driver has the option of reporting the return quantity. This is likewise taken into account for the next production.