Delhaize Group expands management capability with Xatanet

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Xata Corp., a provider of fleet optimization software and services, announced that Delhaize Group is leveraging Xatanet across its Food Lion, Hannaford and Sweetbay banners to maximize fleet performance with one common technology platform.

Delhaize America, a supermarket operator with more than 1,500 stores in 16 states in the eastern United States, is running Xatanet on 780 trucks across these three banners. Xatanet was already installed in the trucks for Hannaford and Sweetbay and is now installed on Food Lion as well.

Delhaize decided to expand its fleet management capability to achieve optimal customer service and increased safety and performance. The company says that Xatanet will allow it to better track speed performance and driver behavior and to access driver, vehicle route and delivery information in real-time.

Delhaize will also take advantage of Xata Fleet Performance Management (FPM) for its entire fleet. FPM is a planning, visualization and analytic tool that provides expanded insight in to its key performance indicators and helps drive performance with its fleet-related business objectives. Delhaize will implement a set of Fleet Scorecards available in Xata FPM to enable executives, managers, supervisors and even drivers to visualize their performance, understand any underlying issues through drill-down analysis, and react appropriately.

“Delhaize knows that to be competitive in the food retail business, they need efficiency on all levels,” said David Gagne, executive vice president, field operations, Xata Corporation. “We are pleased to work with this forward-looking company to provide a fleet performance management solution that helps them reach their goals, not only in their supply chain, but also in their overall retail operations.”