Under the banner
#AddSomeBrain, Rio is showcasing new solutions for smart digital logistics at
this year’s IAA. Two years after its initial launch, Rio is unveiling new
services, new partners and the first mobile version of its applications.
The Traton Group launched its
open, cloud-based digital brand Rio at IAA 2016. Its mission: to interconnect
all the players in the transport and logistics ecosystem. “We’ve come a very
long way in two short years,” says Jan Kaumanns, CEO of Rio, adding that,
“We’ve now developed the RIO Connectivity Environment using our ecosystem and
RIO Box hardware. After only nine months on the market we have 2,000 customers
and offer ten marketplace services. And that’s just the beginning. Our goal is
to become the leading digital logistics services supplier. At IAA we’ll be
demonstrating how RIO is set to make logistics even smarter.”
RIO View is a novel service
that brings a whole new dimension into play. “RIO View combines the ‘what’ and
the ‘how’ of shipping,” explains Product Owner Tillman Rödle. “I see it working
like e-commerce consignment tracking – at any given time I can check what’s on
its way to me and where it is right now, ” says Rodle.The service is the first
to network all stakeholders including suppliers, freight payers, customers and
service providers for end-to-end transparency throughout the logistics chain.
It helps logistics service providers (3PL/4PL) or the freight payer’s corporate
logistics department to manage
transportation by linking the
goods and the assets. RIO View customers can generate shipping requests, and
create, manage and track routes and freight orders. The service will soon
feature transport cost management as well as an events and alarm function,
boosting transparency and helping freight payers cut costs.
The new RIO TMS Plug service
is yet another step towards RIO’s vision of interconnecting all the players in
the transport and logistics ecosystem. It is the first service to incorporate
external transport management systems (TMSs). Via a data interface to the RIO
Connectivity Environment, RIO TMS Plug integrates route information and makes
it possible to link up with drivers in real time. It also provides RIO
customers with valuable analyses and daily business insights thanks to
intelligent data networking. RIO and its partner InfPro are co-developing the
first digital route information system with driver networking for their
customer PETSCHL-Transporte – an all-in-one solution incorporating InfPro’s
The Pocketfleet app, designed
to make key RIO functionalities mobile-friendly, was unveiled at IAA. The app
means that materials requirement planners and fleet managers will be able to
respond promptly to queries about order status and irregularities. Pocketfleet
for Android devices is available from Google Play. The app highlights RIO’s
‘bring your own device’ approach.
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