July 13, 2004
BJ Electric opened a new branch in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Laconia Electric announced the opening of a new warehouse in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. For both distributors, these represent their fifth locations.
Edison Equipment announced plans to move into a newer, larger facility to host their growing business in Columbus, Ohio.
Hornung Golf Products ordered an LX7150.
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With the rising cost of fuel, truck insurance and employee benefits, now might be a good time for those distributors who do their own deliveries to take a look at optimizing this aspect of their business.
One such solution is Routeview – a Minneapolis based company that PSI has agreed to partner with and integrate with the Power Plus package.
Routeview includes two modules. The primary package is their Route Planning Software. We would send the order information from the Plus database to the Routeview PC. There, the Route Planning Program would:
Routeview states that their package:
Routeview is used by Viking Electric of Minneapolis, and Border States Electric, based in North Dakota. It is the only routing software provider to be endorsed by NAED.
In addition to their Route Planning module, Routeview also offers a GPS based Real-Time Tracking and Measurement module. Using hand-held computers or some of the newer cell phones, the drivers are kept in communication with the warehouse manager. The Routeview system is notified of each arrival and departure from a stop. This, in turn, updates expected arrival times for the rest of the deliveries.
Please contact PSI if you desire more information or a demo of Routeview's products.