A comprehensive, configurable, and easy-to-use logistics solution that's designed to make your life easier.
With one system you can take complete control of planning and managing your logistics fleet.
Create multi-drop route plans with ease. Upload job information and use our optimisation tools to plan the most cost and resource-efficient routes.
Let drivers capture vehicle check information using our App. Get real-time visibility of any issues, eradicate paper from the process and keep a real-time record of completed checks.
Issue customer notifications and use our tracking technology for timely ETA notifications and updates for your sales and service teams, as well as your customers.
Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) allows you to capture confirmation at the point of delivery. Eradicate paper tickets and get real-time visibility of what’s been delivered where and when.
Use our suite of reports to monitor planned vs actual and On Time In Full performance using our dashboards. Share information with others within organisation with ease.
API and integrations
The keystone of your technology stack; connect all the tools you need to run your fleet logistics operation with Podfather.
Use our simple powerful and fast API to connect Podfather with your existing business tools. We make integration easy, deliver results fast and help you realise system benefits sooner. Other integration options are also available.
Simplify, speed up and scale up your fleet operations to achieve transformational cost, efficiency, service, and carbon savings.
Eradicate paper, speed the flow of information through your business and invoice faster, which will have a direct impact on cashflow.
Avoid costly disputes and replacement orders; get real proof of what is being delivered where when in real time and watch your profits soar.
Reduce empty running and maximise every mile with smart routes that are achievable and efficient.
Control your fleet mileage and associated carbon emission with improved planning processes. Improve supply chain sustainability by reducing emissions, and removing the need for paper.
Be where you are supposed to be when you said you’d be. Give customers accurate ETAs and empower them to track deliveries in real time and watch your customer satisfaction score soar.
Ensure routes are planned in line with weight restrictions, that vehicles follow appropriate routes and that drivers can prove safety compliance with electronic vehicle checks.
Keep customers happy with accurate delivery plans and a reliable, on-time, delivery service. Arrive with the right goods on time, every time.
Use operational data to refine sales plans and look at geographical regions where there is room to grow. Empower your sales teams to recruit customers based on vehicle plans.
Alun Griffiths see the benefit of real-time visibility and regulatory compliance reporting with PODFather
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ODDBOX expansion plans bear fruit in Scotland with Podfather
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What is multi stop route planning?
Multi-stop route planning is the approach taken to ensure that a route with multiple stops is carried out in the best and most efficient manner – i.e. reaching all stops in the shortest time period, using the least fuel. This enables your drivers to maximise the number of customers served, whether that be delivery, collection or site/home visits, as well as limiting excess mileage.
So, what the Podduck is it all about?
As a Podfather employee, one of my most prized possessions is my Podduck which was given to me on my first day in the business. I was a little bewildered at first, to say the least, but when you visit the Podfather HQ in Edinburgh you start to notice that these little ducks are everywhere. So why is that
Logistics software: managing rising costs
Rising costs are being seen seemingly everywhere you look these days, and business operations are no exception. This puts businesses in a position where their three main options are to reduce costs where possible, raise prices for customers, or lose margin. The most appealing option here is of course to reduce costs, so as not to risk pushing customers to competitors or shrinking your own bottom line.
What is last mile delivery?
Last mile delivery refers to the final stage of the delivery process where the package, and the delivery partner, arrive at the customer’s front door.
Delivering the goods to the customer’s door is the most important part of the delivery process, and businesses will want this to be a smooth, streamlined operation – both for customer satisfaction and their own bottom line. This is becoming more pertinent as fast delivery is increasingly expected from customers, with retail giants promising next-day or even same-day delivery. Retailers report that 48% of consumers are demanding next-day delivery and 23% are demanding same-day delivery. Unfortunately, the last mile is also typically the most expensive and inefficient one, with Business Insider estimating the last mile costs 53% of the total cost of shipping.