Georgia-Pacific hooks up with Qualcomm wireless solution

by Canadian Shipper

QUALCOMM, whose wireless communications solution is sold in Canada by Cancom Tracking, has signed up Georgia-Pacific, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tissue, packaging, paper, building products, pulp and related chemicals

QUALCOMM will enhance Georgia-Pacific’s fleet management system with its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)-based digital wireless communications solution.

Georgia-Pacific has signed a contract with QUALCOMM to equip 300 of its vehicles with QUALCOMM’s OmniExpress mobile communications system and MVPc in-vehicle computers with the FleetAdvisor on-board mobile applications.

“In being able to manage our distribution resources and performance data in real-time, we are experiencing significant savings by reducing operational costs, while providing superior customer service and improving on-time delivery performance,” said Jeff Houston, national logistics and fleet manager for Georgia-Pacific. “QUALCOMM’s mobile fleet communications system provides improved fleet management crucial to our successful business operations.”

Georgia-Pacific conducted financial modeling in evaluating use of QUALCOMM’s solutions and expects to significantly improve productivity per day per driver with use of QUALCOMM’s OmniExpress system and FleetAdvisor applications.

QUALCOMM’s MVPc is capable of running hand-held PC Pro, industry, or custom Microsoft Windows CE applications to provide in-vehicle processing power for the flexible and effective management of a mobile workforce.

The FleetAdvisor in-vehicle application consists of real-time communications, a global positioning system, full function on-board computing using the MVPc in-vehicle computer, host-based fleet management application suite, extensive fleet management reports, and back-office integration. Other FleetAdvisor on-board applications include automatic arrive and depart time stamps, driver activity reporting, transaction recording and driver’s schedule.

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