Linde-Material handling company launches social distancing app
The world is reeling under the impact of the ongoing pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected business and industries worldwide as well as caused a massive economic disruption. These uncertain times have given an opportunity to sectors to find solutions to help them overcome the operational challenges. Innovation, technology and new solutions are going to pave way for robustness in warehousing, logistics and supply chain segments.
Recently, Linde Material Handling has introduced a “Truck Call” app to support social distancing protocols in the warehouse.
The app features include remote communication with suppliers, reduction of direct contact between logistics staff, and offers digital call functions, and the option to repeat jobs based on a predefined favourite option.
Hoyame Saber, business solutions director at Linde Material Handling, said: “As we start to exit lockdown, many businesses will be faced with a logistical challenge – how do we return to business as usual while still observing the social distancing procedures necessary to protect the health and safety of our employees? Just as technology has been key to enabling many businesses to operate remotely during the pandemic, it also has a role to play in helping businesses return to normal following the outbreak.”
The Truck Call app works just like the modern cab apps such as Uber & Ola, where the taxi company receives a request for a pick-up which is then sent out to all the company’s drivers until one accepts the order. Not only does this simplify and speed up communication between fleet managers and drivers, it does so remotely following the new normal of social distancing as well as successfully preventing any personal contact between the two.