Zetes has been appointed by logistics leader nox NightTimeExpress to implement ZetesChronos, a cloud-hosted ePOD (electronic proof of delivery) solution for innight deliveries using keyless entry technology, and ZetesMedea for efficient execution of logistics processes between their different depots. The project will be implemented across Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands.
nox NightTimeExpress is the European market leader in innight express delivery, offering the most efficient network in Europe. Delivery of time-critical spare parts to customers in various sectors has been their core offering for over 50 years. Parcels are collected in the afternoon/evening and delivered before the start of the next business day. ZetesChronos, Zetes’ proof of delivery execution solution, has been driving success for nox NightTimeExpress in Germany and Benelux for several years and they decided to renew their trust in the supply chain technology company.
Innovation from Zetes’ collaborative supply chain solutions portfolio
The powerful combination of ZetesChronos and ZetesMedea (agile warehouse execution) provides a scalable, standardised solution for nox NightTimeExpress pan-European network. It will assure sustainability, time-critical delivery, traceability and ePOD. It also eliminates the time, expense and errors associated with handling physical keys.
Via a secure mobile device, nox NightTimeExpress drivers gain keyless access to service technicians’ vehicles to deposit spare parts. This triggers an ePOD notification and then relocks the vehicle. The driver can also deliver to a building, scanning a barcode or taking a photo for undisputable ePOD. For longer distance deliveries, Zetes’ solution enables a second driver to take a parcel onward from a handover point. nox NightTimeExpress will have 2,500 mobile devices initially, scaling up to 5,000 in the future.
Cutting-edge technology delivers real-time visibility and sustainability
Additionally, ZetesMedea optimises visibility and operational control between the different depots, including goods-in, shipping and inventory count. nox NightTimeExpress vehicles and parcels will be guided and tracked throughout their journey using navigation software and geofencing, to provide accurate ETAs and inventory checks.
“Delivery of time-critical spare parts is pivotal to our customers’ after sales business and we needed a modern, scalable and hardware agnostic solution to standardise our services. Zetes has been a partner for several years and we look forward to optimising our logistics efficiency through their keyless proof of delivery solution.”
Lothar Rosenkranz, COO at nox NightTimeExpress
“We are delighted to implement an agile proof of delivery solution for nox NightTimeExpress across their network. Our cloud-hosted software will provide real-time visibility, traceability and control, helping them stay highly competitive in innight express delivery.”
Stefan Butz, Managing Director DACH at Zetes