DDC FPO has launched DDC Sync, a mobile application and web portal designed to capture data while simultaneously increasing end-to-end visibility with automated alerts, driver-terminal chat functionality, and real-time reporting.
The app leverages smart capture technology and GPS tagging, and can be integrated with transportation management systems.
DDC Sync features include:
- Smart OCR image capture that auto-enhances, crops, and submits bills of lading data for processing.
- Bills of lading inventory management.
- Driver tracking and GPS tagging for more efficient routing and forecasting.
- Streamlined, documented driver-terminal communication.
- Real-time reporting and automated alerts for increased visibility into shipments, drivers, and assets.
- Driver incident log with support for geo-targeted documents, photos, and videos.
- Secure, permissions-based terminal administrative access.
- White label capabilities for branding and customized data collection.
- A collaborative, connected driver community with news feeds and interest groups.
- Customizable reporting modules and dashboards with drag-and-drop functionality.
- Engaging gamification to achieve user adoption and enhance the driver experience.
DDC Sync begins in the cab of the truck with smart image capture technology. From there, the solution expands across the entire operation as an intelligent enterprise technology that contains a native Android app for drivers and a web-based portal for terminal administrators and management, DDC FPO officials said in a press release.
“By empowering drivers to capture bills of lading faster and with greater accuracy, streamlining cross-team communication, and enabling system interoperability, DDC Sync enables carriers to access critical data quicker,” said Richard Greening, DDC FPO’s global technical director, who spearheaded development. “Our partners can make real-time logistics planning decisions and optimize their workforce.”
Behind the scenes over the last twelve months, DDC has tested the proof of concept with different carrier partners.
According to Art Zipkin, chief commercial officer and president of DDC FPO, initial results show that less-than-truckload carriers will experience a nearly six-hour gain in visibility to their freight data with DDC Sync.
“Access to this data earlier in the shipment lifecycle gives our customers a competitive advantage in load planning and scheduling,” Zipkin said in a press release.