WH Kirk Transport Services sees increased efficiencies from moDel-VM
Nottinghamshire-based logistics company WH Kirk Transport
Services claims to have seen a number of major benefits from introducing moDel-VM, the standalone
version of Ebbon-Dacs’ moDel solution, which improves vehicle collection and
WH Kirk, a family-run vehicle logistics business that has
been operating throughout the UK for almost 40 years, is located at
Barnby-in-the-Willows, near Newark, Nottinghamshire from where it covers the
whole of the UK and Northern Ireland.
The company’s fleet of 10 transporters carry any vehicle
from standard models, prestige, luxury and sports cars up to light commercial
vehicles on behalf of leasing companies, fleet customers and motor dealers
around the country, handling around 7,000 vehicle movements a year.
Because it works regularly with most of the UK’s leading
leasing companies, the company has already had experience of using the moDel
delivery solution, which is mandatory for most leasing companies using
Ebbon-Dacs’ e-procurement platform, Leaselink.
However, the business wanted a system that was compatible
with users outside the Leaselink environment and selected moDel-VM, the
stand-alone version of the system, in April this year.
WH Kirk owner Jonathan Kirk said: “We wanted a solution
for our smaller leasing company customers and motor dealers not on the
Leaselink platform, and moDel-VM system fitted the bill perfectly. It now
allows us to aggregate our new vehicle deliveries on one platform rather than a
number of different platforms.
“Prior to using moDel-VM, we had been using an assortment
of manual point of collection and point of delivery paperwork, which meant that
it could sometimes take several days for delivery details find their way back
“That is a thing of the past now as our drivers are using
the new system on Samsung Galaxy tablets, which have larger screens than
smartphone and allow them to show details to customers more clearly, with
direct online input and photographic back-up of any issues.
“We are now looking at new developments with Ebbon-Dacs
that will allow us to record multiple vehicles delivered to one site, rather
than having to record each vehicle individually, plus full integration with our
back office accounting system.”
The moDel-VM solution is now utilised by 16 logistics and
delivery suppliers, handling more than 23,000 vehicle deliveries in the first
six months of 2017.
Meanwhile, Ebbon-Dacs’ original moDel system now handles around 18,000 vehicle movements
per month, mainly on behalf of major contract hire and leasing companies which
are also users of the Leaselink platform, which sources around 150,000 new
vehicles a year.