We now deploy the latest GPS technologies to keep our equipment safe. We have worked closely with a range of technology partners to develop a range of high-tech solutions to identify and track our products.
We have been putting GPS trackers into our equipment for some years now, and continue to improve the devices in order to deliver greater reliability, longer range and increased battery life. We have successfully used evidence collected from GPS trackers in court.
Judges have been particularly impressed with our ability to show satellite maps illustrating the unauthorised journeys some of our baskets have been taken on!
Trackers are contributing to our understanding of logistics inefficiencies as well as reduced shrinkage. We are now able to monitor the efficiencies of both deliveries and collections, allowing us to advise our members on potential bottlenecks and missed collections, thus providing a speedier return for equipment.
From glitter additives to GPS tracking technology, Bakers Basco’s mission remains clear: continue to look at the latest developments in materials, logistics and technologies, both in terms of equipment manufacturing and also across our business operations, including missing equipment recovery, not only to keep the attrition rate of bakery equipment down but to keep the cost of bread down for everyone and help to save the environment in the process.
A number of operational controls have been implemented and audited across all member bakers to promote the retention of equipment. Implementing these controls has assisted in reducing initial losses by making baskets and dollies part of the daily focus at member sites. Bakers Basco licensees can be comfortable in the knowledge that equipment is being monitored through physical checks, manual recovery and now satellite tracking. Every piece of equipment is an asset to be protected.