We help consumer goods companies gain insight into delivery of their goods and people.

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THE DS MODEL

Being able to have data (and inferences on that data from a smart self-teaching system) enables consumer goods companies (and their transporters) to plug leakages in the system that in the developing world can be up to 25% of the value of the goods being transported.

Market Pain
Data Acquisition

Data acquisition

Data about goods, locations, routes, personnel and workflow are taken through the use of linked devices

Data Analysis

Data analysis

Acquired big data is interpreted and insight is inferred through cloud-based engine

Data Analysis

Action Making

Using insights gotten from data analysis, clients can make decisions that reduce losses and increase revenue

Market Pain

Major transparency issues in order-to-cash and order-to-delivery process for consumer goods companies (telecommunication companies, fast-moving consumer goods companies, oil & gas downstream/marketing companies) leading to theft (of products and cash remittances), trading on company's funds and inefficient/fraudulent routing of work to transporters.

Current Solutions

Paper (and Excel in some cases) - based solutions that are heavily manual with tons of errors and reconciliation issues.

Trackers on vehicles, but these don't confirm that delivery was actually made, quantities, nor condition of delivered items. They confirm that the vehicle arrived at the destination, that the ignition was turned off, and the amount of time the vehicle spent at the location.

DS Solutions

Our Solutions

Advances in cloud computing, Internet-of-Things technology, and super computers in our pocket becoming readily-available commodities mean a solution that abstracts away complexity while tightly integrating needed functionality into a low-friction, cost-effective model can finally be viable.

Proof of Delivery (POD)

Automated proof-of-delivery confirmation for pickups and deliveries

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Transport Manager (TM)

Intelligent transport and fleet routing

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Inventory Manager

Inventory, distribution channel, and point-of-sale management

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HISTORY

Proof-of-delivery was initially paper-based (and still is for the vast majority of consumer goods companies in the developing world). Subsequently, major courier and logistics companies spent tens of millions of dollars implementing electronic proof-of-delivery. The problem in Nigeria (and a good chunk of the developing world) is that they are low-trust environments in which anyone can sign to receive a package even if it's not meant for them, so a more foolproof system needed to be developed. Also, if a business does not have DHL, UPS, or FedEx-type resources and expertise in-house, they couldn't afford the cost AND complexity of developing, deploying, and supporting such a system.

Clients

We're in in touch with enterprise clients fitting target criteria in Nigeria, Africa, and the Middle East. We've kicked off POD with some clients including.

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