Retention of your equipment: how to remedy it?

March 9, 2022

One of the most effective ways to reduce a company's logistics costs is to do more with less. While this is easy to say, the reality is quite different. Making good use of resources and maximising turnaround times is paramount.

One of the most effective ways to reduce a company's logistics costs is to do more with less. That's nice of you to say, but in reality it's a different matter. It involves making good use of its resources and therefore maximizing its rotations. 

Retention characterizes an asset "held" too long in an area for it to be normal for your business. In other words, retention illustrates a kind of waste in the use of your assets.


To reach your objective of customer satisfaction and operational productivity, you need to know how to analyse your performance using ergonomic software with advanced statistics, and then set up a process that can be implemented with your teams and/or suppliers. 

Maximising material means limiting unplanned and unwanted retentions in your network. Let's start by asking ourselves the right questions:


Where are my assets held? How are they used? What steps in my rotations are not optimized? How can I answer these questions without spending hours analyzing mountains of data?

Today, very little retention analysis is done, data errors. If they are then, they are manual based on declarative and only on certain accessible site (Factory). In particular, customer retention is analysed very little because it is not possible to differentiate between travel times and parking times at destination. The IoT is one of the tracks to be evaluated because these technologies allow real-time information to be obtained on each piece of equipment and its behaviour. 


In the spirit of wanting to simplify the analysis of your data, Everysens has developed an ergonomic data visualization tool called "OmniLens". This software aggregates the data of your equipment (from IoT or telematics) and has been built with and for Supply Chain actors: from the flow pilot to the fleet manager to the Transport or Supply Chain Director. Benefit from relevant information and, above all, a level of detail that allows you to carry out actions in the field according to your own areas of optimisation. 

For example, maximizing its rotations also means limiting empty transport as much as possible with optimized routes, which means fewer kilometers are covered by your fleet. This means a reduction in your fuel budget and a reduction in your company's CO2 emissions. As a result, your fleet is used more efficiently. Productivity is therefore increased while paradoxically reducing operating costs.

The importance of analyzing your assets is therefore to have a good control and management of your resources in order to establish a solid and reliable transport plan for your final customer, reduce your costs and gain in productivity.

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