Bakers Basco, provider and controller of an industry standard bread basket and dolly solution, has implemented a GPS tracking device into its equipment to combat theft.
The technology has wider applications in tracking stolen catering equipment.
Bakers Basco has partnered with GPS tracking expert Bluetrack to incorporate the new technology into its fleet.
The supporting software allows Bakers Basco to track the movements of its equipment via a mobile app and internet portal, which can be monitored over a set period.
Automatic updates can also be configured to track the whereabouts of the equipment at any given time.
“This initiative has been introduced to help reduce the possibility of baskets and dollies not being returned to their legitimate users,” explained Steve Millward, general manager, Bakers Basco.
“We’re confident that by using this new technology we can more efficiently crack down on the loss of returnable transit packaging in the supply chain,” he said.
Thus far, Bakers Basco is using the technology for the recovery of equipment but, in time, the technology will likely lend itself to the operations side of the business to help improve the logistics model.
Keith Walker, support manager at Bluetrack, adds: “GPS Trackers are ideal to monitor or locate any asset, whether it be a valuable item or something of low value but costly to replace over and over again.
“As our first client in the bakery sector, we look forward to working with Bakers Basco to tackle such an important issue that seems to plague the industry.
“We wish Basco every success in their venture which shows initiative, commitment and industry knowledge.”