Redefining Food Industry Logistics: AXONS Move wins Asian Technology Excellence Awards 2023
AXONS groundbreaking solution is honoured for its efficiency and transformative impact.
In an age where the rapid march of smart technological innovation is propelling industries towards unmatched efficiency, AXONS shines as a true beacon of pioneering innovation. The trailblazing company has emerged victorious at the prestigious Asian Technology Excellence Awards, within a group of Smart Technology - Food Manufacturing Solutions category. This award stands as a resounding testament to AXONS’s cutting-edge creation, the revolutionary 'AXONS Move' solution, which has completely redefined the transportation management landscape within the food industry.
The driving force behind the inception of AXONS Move was the desire to enhance transportation management efficiency. In the contemporary business landscape, the optimal transportation handling is a pivotal determinant of success, encompassing factors such as transportation costs, delivery precision, swiftness of delivery, maintenance of product temperature, and realtime tracking system.
AXONS Move has brilliantly revolutionised the product in this category, ultimately extending the shelf life of products and heightening the safety of goods during transit. Consequently, this has resulted in an unprecedented level of customer satisfaction, particularly in terms of food safety. This is very adaptable because it has enabled AXONS Move to seamlessly integrate into a wide array of global industries.
At the heart of the AXONS Move initiative was a steadfast mission – to conceive a Delivery Management Platform that perfectly balances production management with the supreme product quality guaranteed by Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF). This determination serves as a tangible testament to CPF's dedication to deliver safety food that mirrors the exacting safety standards observed in space, all for the benefit of esteemed customers.
The cornerstone of AXONS Move's success lies in its innovative introduction of route optimisation, leveraging a ‘nearest neighbour algorithm' approach anchored in the Google Map API distance matrix calculations. By utilising real-time traffic data, this innovative approach allows the accurate calculation of average time and distance.
The AXONS Move platform encompasses five core modules: Transportation Management System (TMS), Customer Location System, Route Optimization Program, AXONS Move 'Proof of Delivery' Application, and Delivery Tracking Application. These interlinked modules work in harmony to diminish delivery time and refine logistical performance, ultimately prolonging the shelf life of products – an element of paramount importance to CPF, a distinguished fresh food producer. Therefore, the optimisation of the delivery remaining time is the greatest importance because it is directly correlated with the longevity of the products.
From the earliest stages of raw material procurement to the final stages of finished product distribution, AXONS recognises the pivotal role of seamless delivery processes. This ethos is embodied by bespoke route optimisation and customisable delivery plans that are tailored to the business's needs.
A notable highlight is the provision of live delivery environment reports via GPS data sourced from the Google Cloud Platform, facilitated through a network encompassing over 200 GPS vendors. This aspect is a true testament to AXONS's steadfast commitment to efficiency and transparency. The integration of cutting-edge big data retrieval technology further empowers AXONS’s customers, enabling them to propel logistical management improvements, leading to impressive annual savings exceeding 30% in logistics expenditure and a commendable reduction of approximately 316 kilograms of CO2 emissions daily through the curtailment of delivery distances.
In addition, the improvement of delivering technology helps the logistics team, the sales team and the customer to be able to manage their time effectively. This dues to the accuracy of delivery plans and pick-up points and the transparency of the status tracking. Hence, they can reduce time spending on the transportation, and be able to focus more on their main jobs. For example, with more time, sales will be able to enhance a relationship with customers, or enlarge the customers’ pool.
The journey of AXONS Move has only just begun. The forward trajectory envisions the seamless integration of an effective transport inspection process, coupled with AI-powered solutions. These enhancements comprise an automatic allocation mechanism for replacement vehicles in the face of disruptions and a visually driven proof of delivery system. The overarching objective remains to establish AXONS Move as a globally acknowledged industry benchmark, transcending geographical confines and reshaping sectors.
The bestowed Asian Technology Excellence Award serves as an echoing testament to AXONS Move's steadfast commitment to technological progress and operational excellence. With the AXONS Move solution, AXONS has firmly etched its name as a trailblazer in transformative technology within the food manufacturing arena.
The Asian Technology Excellence Awards is presented by Asian Business Review. To view the full list of winners, click here. If you want to join the 2024 awards programme and be acclaimed for your company's outstanding retail initiatives, please contact Jane Patiag at [email protected].