Purolator chooses new mobile devices and software

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Purolator will use Zebra mobile devices for drivers, retail and hub operations and ShipTrack’s software for track and trace, dispatch and hub management operations.

The technology will be supported by a customized solution as a service model developed by Zebra, ShipTrack and PiiComm.

“Our relationship with Zebra and ShipTrack fulfills our hardware, software and service needs and ensures we stay ahead of the digital needs of our customers and our industry for years to come,” said Ricardo Costa, CIO for Purolator.

“This is a foundational investment and an important step forward in Purolator’s digital evolution that will enable us to put our customers, recipients and employees in the driver’s seat with new innovation over the long term.”

Zebra Technologies, along with ShipTrack and PiiComm, created a unique business model for Purolator, providing an entire service-based solution for devices and software. Purolator will deploy ShipTrack’s software platform on Zebra enterprise mobile computers and tablets to streamline dispatch, route optimization, as well as track and trace and reporting throughout its field, hub and retail operations.

Zebra ring scanners will be deployed in the hub to enable hands-free operations. PiiComm and Zebra will jointly provide end-to-end lifecycle management for the mobile devices with Zebra’s Lifeguard for Android software security solution.

“The ShipTrack cloud software platform along with our help desk and PiiComm’s lifecycle management services coupled with Zebra’s industry-leading portfolio of mobile devices gives Purolator an edge over its competition,” Shawn Winter, CEO of  ShipTrack Inc.

“ShipTrack provides the application which gives both Purolator and its customers access to package shipment information, proof of delivery, and signature capture.”