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Bala Madhusoodhanan
Bala Madhusoodhanan

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Logistics Automation -Proof of Delivery

Proof Of Delivery:
Proof of Delivery (PoD) is a document that confirms that goods have been delivered to a recipient. It is used as evidence that the recipient has received the goods and that the delivery has been completed.
The PoD typically includes information such as the name of the recipient, the delivery address, the date and time of delivery, and the signature of the recipient or a representative of the recipient. It is used to verify delivery and to resolve disputes related to delivery, such as claims of non-delivery or damaged goods.

Conceptual Architecture View:

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Platform Setup:
Added 3 more columns to the share point list to capture PoD attributes. Couple of the attributes are of datatype Image and the last one is to capture Notes as multiline text.

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User WorkFlow Process Overview:

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  1. Barcode Scanner: The user scans the barcode on the Label to capture the Proof of Delivery process. The Idea is update the sharepoint list with more data points
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  1. Image captured through camera control. _ * Note: the user must first click on the Camera control to load the Photo property with an image._
  2. User Input to capture the user signature
  3. Capture any delivery notes like date , where the parcel was placed
  4. Patch the PoD data point
Patch(GeoMap,LookUp(GeoMap,'Consignment ID'= BarcodeScanner1_1.Value),{Status:{ Value:"04"},PoDImage: Camera1.Photo,PoDSign:PenInput1.Image,PoDNotes: TextInput1.Text})
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PoD in action

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Benefits with Digital Proof of Delivery

  1. Faster and more efficient processes: Digitizing PoD eliminates the need for manual paperwork, which can be time-consuming and error-prone. By digitizing the process, small logistics businesses can reduce the time it takes to collect and process PoD information, which can lead to faster deliveries and better customer service.

  2. Improved accuracy and reliability: Digitizing PoD information helps to eliminate errors and inconsistencies that can occur with paper-based processes. This can help to ensure that the information collected is accurate and reliable, which is important for tracking and verifying deliveries.

  3. Cost savings: Digitizing PoD can help small logistics businesses to save money by reducing the need for paper and ink, as well as the cost of storing and managing physical documents. It can also help to reduce the cost of manual data entry and processing, which can be a significant expense for small businesses.

  4. Enhanced customer experience: Digitizing PoD can help small logistics businesses to provide a better customer experience by providing customers with real-time updates on their deliveries, including delivery times and any delays or issues. This can help to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.

  5. Improved data management: Digitizing PoD information makes it easier for small logistics businesses to manage and analyze their data, which can help to identify trends, improve operational efficiency, and make more informed business decisions.

In summary, digitization of Proof of Delivery is important for small logistics businesses as it can help to improve efficiency, accuracy, cost savings, customer experience, and data management

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david wyatt

Great example of how LowCode can spin up business solutions quickly and efficiently