ByBox unveils Stockonnect
ByBox has unveiled a new technology solution, called Stockonnect, which combines a smartphone app and Bluetooth enabled App Box to simplify the delivery of parts to problem sites.
Stockonnect enables any authorised user to deliver parts into one of ByBox’ App Boxes – a Bluetooth enabled locker that can receive, store and dispense parts to engineers.
The App Boxes operate using long-life lithium batteries and can therefore be sited in a wide range of locations because they don’t depend on conventional power sources.
Delivery companies can register with ByBox and use the Stockonnect app to deliver parts to one of the App Boxes.
On large, multi-building worksites, the App Box can acts as single convenient drop off location – which should reduce stock loss and the amount of time spent by couriers tracking down the correct reception or engineer to deliver to, whilst simultaneously cutting the amount of waiting time for the engineer.
App Boxes are also open 24/7 for delivery and collection meaning expensive same day deliveries can be converted into a more cost effective standard delivery. Equipped with full inventory functionality, including auto-replenishment of parts and a complete reporting suite, Stockonnect also enables business to hold strategic inventory on-site.
Stuart Miller, CEO and co-founder of ByBox, commented: “Over our many years in the industry, we have found that a key frustration for businesses with large sites has been the efficient swap out of critical parts on a daily basis. Not only do parts get lost, but the time it takes for both engineer and courier to meet is costing businesses dearly. This applies equally to the delivery as well as the return part. With Stockonnect these issues are eliminated meaning better engineer productivity, reduced logistics costs and less inventory. It’s a global solution for a global problem.”