KeHE Recognized for Operational Excellence by Samsara
Naperville, IL – August 4, 2020 – KeHE Distributors has been named a finalist for Samsara’s Top Fleet for Excellence in Performance, recognized for its improved customer service, fleet efficiency and safety.
Samsara is the leader in Industrial Internet of Things (loT), providing solutions in hardware, software, and cloud to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations.
Rodney Gamble, Executive Director of Transportation at KeHE stated, “As KeHE focuses on its strategic plan to become the Next Generation Distributor, we strive for digital excellence in all aspects of the company; including transportation. Through our partnership with Samsara, we were able to improve the company’s hardware by consolidating our previous AOBRD (Automatic On-Board Recording Device) and GPS tracking platforms. This all-in-one solution provides KeHE’s drivers with a system to log hours, track routes and deliveries, and message with our distribution centers’ dispatch. By augmenting KeHE’s communication between the driver and retail stores, we’ve improved our customer satisfaction.”
Leveraging Samsara’s Al and real-time tracking, KeHE gained insights on obstacles that previously impacted a driver’s on-time delivery, such as unexpected traffic. The intuitive tools enabled KeHE to serve its customers with delivery notifications and increased efficiency: saving hundreds of hours annually. Through KeHE’s partnership with Samsara, the distributor implemented live sharing links, GPS tracking, and high-quality on-demand cam footage.
Additionally, the tool offered KeHE with high-quality dash cam footage, used to protect and improve driver safety. Utilizing the on-demand footage allowed KeHE to build out a coaching program for drivers to improve safety, which resulted in an 18% reduction in accidents in just a year. Greg Sikorski, Director of Transportation Safety and Compliance stated, “We are always looking for development opportunities for our employees. This not only ensures our employees are safe, a priority at KeHE, but also allows our team to give continuous development feedback to KeHE’s drivers.”
To learn more about KeHE’s robust distribution network, visit www.kehe.com/distribution
With its nationwide distribution network, KeHE provides natural & organic, specialty & fresh products to chain and independent grocery and natural food stores and other specialty product retailers throughout North America. KeHE is an employee-owned, B Corporation certified, company with over 5,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada. Where KeHE Goes, Goodness Follows.® For more about KeHE, visit KeHE.com or check out our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & LinkedIn.