If you thought all automation technology in courier services ended with stationary computers, scanners, and printers, prepare to be amazed. Welcome to the world of data collection terminals (DCTs) – devices capable of streamlining and accelerating your operations without tying you down to one location. They transform every corner of your warehouse, every courier vehicle, and even the streets of your city into full-fledged work zones. Let's dive deeper into how they do that.
DCTs are compact devices that externally might resemble a smartphone or a tablet. But their capabilities and potential reach far beyond that. They come with an integrated barcode scanner, allowing for instant recording of any operation with a product or order - reception, sorting, packaging, handover to a courier, and so on. This data is instantly sent to the central system, updating information in real-time, making your work more transparent and manageable.
The main advantage of DCTs is their mobility. They can be used anywhere: in the warehouse, office, vehicle, or on the street. Thus, your warehouse is no longer constrained by walls - it can be anywhere. This is particularly useful if you use mobile or temporary storage areas, for example, in a truck or a van. Thanks to DCTs, a courier can receive and deliver orders right on the spot, without wasting time on returning to the office or the warehouse.
In our courier service automation system, DCTs can be both specialized devices with hardware barcode scanners and ordinary smartphones with cameras. This gives you flexibility in choosing the equipment that is most convenient for your employees and fits within your budget constraints.
In conclusion, DCTs are not just devices, they are a powerful tool that helps speed up and simplify your courier service's operations. They allow you to break free from stationary workplaces and make your work more mobile and flexible. Using DCTs in conjunction with other automation tools, such as barcode labeling and cross-docking systems, allows you to take your business to the next level and stay one step ahead.