XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been named Logistics Company of the Year by Assologistica, the premier association for third-party logistics providers in Italy, its training branch Assologistica Cultura e Formazione, and Euromerci magazine. XPO's winning entry was an innovative forklift fleet management project implemented at its Pontenure warehouse.
The Pontenure goals were to streamline the operation of 100 forklifts serving the 90,000-square-meter warehouse and increase the safety performance of over 300 forklift operators. In the 12 months following XPO's introduction of remote fleet management, the solution has improved accident prevention, productivity and job quality, and reduced CO2 emissions.
XPO utilizes technology that captures data on forklift hours of use, recharging, transit times and lifting. In addition, the software determines optimal scheduling and tracks safety-related incidents, with automatic alerts sent to supervisors in the event of a collision. The implementation of a smart charging system has extended battery life and minimized disruptions to operations.
Richard Cawston, managing director-supply chain, XPO Logistics Europe, said, "We're proud that our Italian team's advanced forklift management solution has been recognized for innovation and safety. We'll continue to deliver superior value to our customers with cutting-edge solutions for supply chain operations."