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BULK LOGISTICS OPTIMISATION SOLUTIONS

With over 30 years’ experience, TouchStar is internationally recognised as the market leader in solutions for the bulk delivery market.

Our logistics optimisation solution provides a portfolio of optimised system components including navigation, job allocation and driver communication.

Helping clients within the bulk logistics industries optimise their distribution operations as a platform for routing and scheduling packages, our product suite creates a robust interface between hardware and back office business systems.

Managing the specification, development, deployment and ongoing support, we ensure a fully scalable and futureproof solution that meets both operational and strategic objectives. At TouchStar we provide the long term support to guarantee seamless operation, reduced downtime and a low total cost of ownership of your final solution.



OUR CORE SOLUTION INCLUDES:


Front-end Vehicle-based Application Software:

Developed in conjunction with some of the fuel industry giants, our front-end software facilitates a live connection between drivers, transport staff, accounts teams and customers. Sharing live data regarding vehicle position, on-board stock, delivery volumes and pricing, enables both better operational decision making and a reduction in administration.

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Middleware:

Handling the interchange of information in an efficient and timely manner, TouchStar’s middleware product provides the link between front-end vehicle-based applications and Back Office Systems. The cloud based middleware environment integrates additional functionality from a number of sources, enhancing and consolidating all applications in one convenient location.

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Mobile Computing Hardware:

Our hardware solutions are device-agnostic enabling you to select the best device for your individual business processes. The range of ‘form factors’ which we can offer our clients is comprehensive and includes handheld and tablet devices. More specifically we have the ability to interface with any current operating system from Windows, Android or iOS. Many of our devices conform to ATEX specification, making them a natural choice for operation within hazardous fuel environments.

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Logistics Optimisation Software:

The system has been developed as a scalable electronic proof of delivery (EPOD) solution for any size of business from SMEs to major blue chip organisations. Whether you have one vehicle or thousands, the system will ensure you optimise your work scheduling, reduce fuel costs and improve customer service levels without adding extra complexity.

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Optional additional solutions:


Vehicle systems integration:

We can combine core technologies such as GPS tracking, engine diagnostic reporting, meter and sensor interfacing, RFID etc to ensure critical data is captured on vehicle location and operation, driver behavior, fuel consumption, POD, etc. We can also integrate with a variety of third party equipment such as Gantry management and tank gauging systems.

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Third Party Software Interfaces:

We are able to successfully integrate with leading back-end software packages such as Navision and SAP.

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