Maxoptra Helps Mercedes-Benz Dealership make Parts Deliveries

Sandown Mercedes-Benz now operates a team of 10 delivery drivers from the centralised trade hub in Basingstoke

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Maxoptra’s dynamic multi-drop route planning software is helping Sandown Mercedes-Benz plan and complete deliveries of spare parts to garages across the south of England.

Operating from a centralised hub in Basingstoke, the Mercedes-Benz dealership offers trade customers two deliveries a day and completes in excess of 1,000 deliveries a week. Integrated with in-cab navigation devices from TomTom, the Maxoptra cloud-based multi-drop planning solution is already saving Sandown time and money whilst improving customer service.

“In 2016 we opened our trade hub, centralising the supply of parts to trade customers,” commented Charlotte Grummitt, Key Account Manager at Sandown Mercedes-Benz. “This created better parts availability, as we vastly increased our stock width, and allowed us to make more frequent deliveries, therefore improving our service. However, as planning was undertaken manually, either by the parts advisors or the drivers themselves, this was not an efficient use of resources.”

Sandown Mercedes-Benz now operates a team of 10 delivery drivers from the centralised trade hub in Basingstoke, in addition to dealership based drivers and advisors. Using Maxoptra, the daily order list is processed according to the number of drivers available and the hours they have available to drive. Maxoptra is also integrated with the retailer’s in-cab TomTom Pro 5250 units for navigation and vehicle tracking.



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