General Motors Contracts with Applied Data/Extra Trax for Routing and Tracking Application
EAU CLAIRE, WI – General Motors has contracted with local web development and geographic information systems (GIS) firm Applied Data Consultants, Inc. (ADC) and Extra Trax LLC, a subsidiary of ADC, to streamline its ACDelco parts’ deliveries using Elite EXTRA, an online routing and tracking system.
EXTRA is a Software as a Service (SaaS) application that creates optimal routes and dispatches deliveries and tracks drivers through web-enabled cell phones. It also provides a web portal where customers can log in to find out when their deliveries will arrive.
By using EXTRA (EXtreme Tracking and Routing Application), GM will be able to reduce expenses associated with the distribution of their products by efficiently routing their drivers, creating savings in fuel consumption, vehicle maintenance and driver accountability.
According to Jim Ward, ADC and Extra Trax President, GM will be able to maximize profitability by maintaining positive control over their parts and delivery drivers from the warehouse to the customer, and back.
“We’re confident that GM will achieve the same savings that other customers have experienced using EXTRA,” said Ward. “And, we’re extremely proud that GM chose our product to deliver a product that is associated with excellence in the automotive industry.”
Ward added that route statistics from other customers show that most EXTRA users experience up to 15 percent in savings gleaned from route efficiencies and a simplified dispatching process, and another 5 percent reduction in fuel consumption.
EXTRA was first launched in 2010 at the National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA) in Orlando and now has customers in over half the nation.