ASSISTics on the iPod Solves Logistics Need at Franklin

Columbus, OH – June 4, 2012 – Franklin international moves 12 to 16 trailers of product a day between its facilities in Columbus OH. “The efficiency of our operation hinges on moving the right material at the right time in the right order” says Glen Steinke, Director of Logistics at Franklin. “We had to develop a system to prioritize our movements, and ASSISTics provided us with the perfect platform.”
The ASSISTics application automatically analyzes all loaded trailers and prioritizes them according to earliest need and value. ASSISTics then displays the prioritized task list on the truck driver’s Apple iPod Touch. The iPod is housed in a Linea-Pro scanner, which the driver uses to effortlessly record his activities. This keeps the status and location of the trailer up-to-date and visible to all docks.
“The intuitive nature of the interface and the screen prompts allowed all 5 drivers to become proficient in less than a week” says Glen. “Our on time shipping performance has already improved.”

About Franklin International

Franklin International is among the largest privately held manufacturers of adhesives and sealants in the United States. Established in 1935 as the Franklin Glue Company with the first of what would be a long line of adhesive solutions. A vast array of Franklin’s products are distributed globally and touch the lives of millions. But they are still a family-owned, U.S.-based company operating under their original philosophy – creativity and innovation with an intense focus on personalized service, superior product quality, technical expertise and total customer value.


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