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SigmaKalon one of the leading global suppliers of decorative, marine, protective and industrial coatings has invested over 100,000 in mobile data capture hardware and software from Psion Teklogix.
SigmaKalon has used Psion Teklogix hand-held and forklift truck-mounted data capture devices at its Birstall, West Yorkshire manufacturing plant and warehouse facility, for some two years. Now, with the aim of increasing the accuracy of data collection, the speed of data processing and reducing the costs incurred by its current paper-based manual system, the company has taken the decision to roll out the use of barcode and digital data capture techniques further into its supply chain.
The project will focus on replacing the paper forms used by SigmaKalon for proof of delivery at retail outlets served by its in-house vehicle fleet and Psion Teklogix will supply Electronic Proof of Delivery (EPOD) application software and services based on its TekMobile system together with 60 Psion Teklogix Next Generation WORKABOUT PRO hand-held computers.
The new system will give SigmaKalon the functionality in electronic form of its existing paper documents. Information such as proof of delivery (including signature capture), vehicle checks, the drivers weekly log and expenses claim will all be transmitted from the field back to SigmaKalons head office using GPRS. As well as functioning as a data capture device, the WORKABOUT PRO operates as a cellular phone, which means SigmaKalons mobile workers can call customers, upload route maps and send data back to headquarters all with one mobile device.
We have used Psion Teklogix equipment within our manufacturing and warehouse facilities for some years, so when the time came for us to spread the use of data capture further into the field, we had no hesitation in calling on them for advice. However, we undertook a very comprehensive and thorough tendering process before deciding that the Psion Teklogix offer best matched our requirements in terms of cost and solution design, said Steve Jackson, SigmaKalons logistics controller.
About Psion Teklogix
Psion Teklogix is a global provider of solutions for mobile computing and wireless data collection. The companys fully integrated mobile computing solutions include rugged hardware, secure wireless networks, robust software, professional services and exceptional support programs. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 80 countries around the world, and over 36 sales and support offices in 17 countries.