AUSTIN, TEXAS – December 22, 2023 – Dover Fueling Solutions® (DFS), a part of Dover Corporation and a leading global provider of advanced customer-focused technologies, services, and solutions in the fuel and convenience retail industry, today announced a partnership with Bottomline to bring supply chain optimization – from depot to tank – to the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Region.
Through this new partnership, in conjunction with ProGauge Automatic Tank Gauges (ATGs), DFS and Bottomline will provide customers in the Middle East and Africa with a Bottomline Supply Chain Optimization Solution that can save fuel retailers a great deal of money. The Bottomline software can be used to plan, execute, track, and reconcile deliveries from depot to tank. The algorithms support planners to increase and enhance trucking efficiencies. The user-friendly and intuitive software screens show real time truck and fuel station data, which helps planners improve their responsiveness to operational issues.
The Supply Chain Optimization Solution is managed by a suite of seven apps. The Bottomline Scheduling app generates orders for VMI customers based on imported inventory levels. It also enables the planning of VMI orders and CMI orders, which were entered via the Bottomline Portal app, onto available trucks. After planners have approved planned trips, these are made available in the Bottomline Execution app that can be accessed by a truck driver via a tablet. The planner can check the trip status and truck position in the Bottomline Tracking app. The Bottomline Meter app can then be used to retrieve delivery data from the flow meter. Executed trips are imported in the Bottomline Confirmation app for reconciliation. The planner checks load vs. deliveries. Confirmed trips are sent to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for invoicing. The performance of planners and trucks can be analyzed in the Bottomline Information app.
“This partnership brings an optimal supply chain solution to Middle East and Africa customers,” Kurt Dillen, DFS VP of Global Business Development. “With the ability to plan, control, and monitor the supply chain, retailers can reduce costs while ensuring an efficient supply chain cost from depot to tank.”
Léon van Rijswijk, CEO of Bottomline, added, “This new partnership, similar to the existing partnerships between Bottomline and DFS for wetstock management, is another example of a valuable end-to-end solution that Bottomline and DFS deliver to the market. The combination of DFS’ reliable hardware solutions and Bottomline’s smart software solutions provide the Middle East and Africa customers with unprecedented optimization and visibility for their supply chain.”
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