Dave Antrobus and his cofounder had a vision of making Caribou a global brand to reckon with when it comes to matters logistics. With this in mind, they outlined a roadmap on which they intended to realize this dream. One of the integral parts of this dream was technology which formed the basis of the company. Caribou got incorporated in early 2012, and they have been in the logistics industry for about 20 years now. The company has since made strides and grown to cover several areas in its quest for service delivery.
The West Drayton-based logistics company is one of the tech survey logistics companies both in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company has made deliberate efforts to integrate and digitize almost all its processes. At Caribou, drivers and clients interact through an online platform developed in partnership with one of the United Kingdom’s leading software development companies, Cuhu. The long-term vision informed the association with Cuhu of expanding to global logistics, a vision the technical director in charge of technology, Dave Antrobus, feels cannot get accomplished without technology.
The company is proud to be among the pioneer and a leader in the logistics I industry, and they are setting the pace for the others to benchmark from in matters of service delivery. The platform developed by Cuhu, dubbed Driver app brings the logistics process from the office and incorporates the client as part of the business proves. The application allows the driver to begin the delivery process by scanning the bar code attached to each consignment and the application while the longest distance from the delivery room to the client’s warehouse. Such routes allow the driver to save on time, recovering dead time that would have otherwise got wasted in traffic.
The application then notifies the client that their package got dispatched, and they can now track it either through the Driver application or through the Caribou website. The app has the driver GPS location embedded to allow easier tracking. Upon arrival at the warehouse, the app collects the warehouse GPS location. The client has to sign on the application—consequently, the application requests a photograph of the consignment at the warehouse as proof of delivery.