HACKENSACK, NJ—Nestlé Waters North America is implementing the I.D. Systems PowerFleet wireless Vehicle Management System (VMS) for use on its industrial trucks.
To begin, the VMS system is being deployed at two sites, with expansion planned to more than 100 sites globally. The VMS is expected to help improve supply chain productivity by establishing accountability for use of equipment, ensuring it is in the proper place at the right time, streamlining material handling work flow and providing unique metrics on equipment utilization.
“Nestlé has a culture of innovation and initiative, and Nestlé Waters continuously seeks new ways to improve our supply chain operations,” says Chris Lyon of Nestlé Waters North America’s National Fleet Services group. “Wireless vehicle management for industrial trucks is a technology that we intend to further explore in our enterprise to maximize the safety, efficiency and productivity of our material handling activities.”
Nestlé Waters North America produces popular brands of for hydration such as Poland Spring Natural Spring Water, Nestlé Pure Life and S. Pellegrino. Headquartered in Greenwich, CT, it is a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., the world's largest food company, with operations in almost every country in the world.
I.D. Systems is a provider of wireless solutions for managing and securing high-value enterprise assets, including industrial vehicles, such as lift trucks and airport ground support equipment, and rental vehicles. Its technology, uses RFID, technology to control, track, monitor and analyze assets.