Officials at the event

Officials at the event

Vodafone Qatar, GWC launch innovative app

January 2018

Vodafone Qatar and Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC), a leading logistics provider, have launched an innovative digital solution for enhanced customer experience.

Vodafone’s logistics department and GWC’s contract logistics and information technology department, worked closely to develop an Android application and a web based order management system (OMS) which allows for end-to-end management of the supply chain cycle, said a

This includes, real-time stock visibility and allocation, order placement, work flow approvals and notifications, distribution and delivery to Vodafone end customers, it said.

Additionally, the system captures digital proof of delivery statements, all signed forms and cash collection details all through digital devices at the time of delivery to customers. This has enhanced efficiency and significant reduction in delivery time of Vodafone products to customers, resulting in a better customer experience, it added.

Vodafone Qatar’s chief operating officer Sheikh Hamad bin Abdulla bin Jassim Al Thani, said: “As a company we’re committed to leading on digital innovation, blending the best of technology and human interaction in a personal, instant and easy way.”

“The solution with GWC is an example of this where we now have a state-of-the-art logistics facility with a scalable IT based digital solution for our company’s operations. This ensures greater customer satisfaction whether through our various retail outlets or through our online portal,” he added.

The success of the OMS solution developed by GWC for Vodafone is now being looked at as an industry best practice that GWC will extend to its other customers, said a statement.

GWC Group CEO Ranjeev Menon said: “It is our passion to foster and pursue innovation in all our operations. This collaboration with Vodafone establishes a unique solution for Vodafone’s supply chain operations supported by our bespoke IT systems, and this is a testament to Qatar’s ability to set a world-class standard in logistics operation.”

Vodafone Qatar held a site visit last month, to its dedicated facility at GWC’s Logistics Village Qatar (LVQ) with senior officials from both companies present, it stated.

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