Transportation Management System: TransIT and ePOD .
Fact Sheet | June 30, 2019
This primer serves as an overview of Chemonics’ transport management system TransIT and additional ePOD, through the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project.
In 2018, Chemonics developed a transportation management tool called TransIT, which is currently being used on the GHSC-PSM project. With engineering support provided by Chemonics’ partner Arizona State University, TransIT uses a cloud-based system that enables access to transportation information anytime and anywhere while minimizing infrastructure, set-up, and maintenance costs. The tool aggregates end-to-end data — from distribution planning through delivery to the recipient — to track performance, location, and costs as commodities move through the in-country distribution network, which enables operations to run smoothly and on time. Chemonics also created an accompanying Android app, the Electronic Proof of Delivery App (ePOD), for truck drivers to upload information about shipments and their delivery status. The ePOD app also allows drivers to upload pictures of the ePOD, its recipient, and the shipment at a delivery location, with a time and location stamp.