We’re proud to deliver leading software and solutions. It’s at the heart of what we do, allowing our customers to meet their service commitments.

Technology continues to play a critical role in all of today’s advanced supply chain operations, unlocking efficiencies, driving service innovations and underpinning every leading end-to-end supply chain.


Our solutions

We have deployed a range of advanced supply chain solutions to meet our customers’ every need; driving efficiency and service excellence.

Our in-cab technology
State-of-the-art in-vehicle technology is deployed across the entire Eddie Stobart fleet. Each vehicle is equipped with a custom-designed in-vehicle device, the Eddie Stobart DriveTab, which supports and guides the driver in a range of activities, including vehicle safety checks, driving style feedback and working instructions. It also provides highly detailed GPS-based positional feedback to operational controllers and customers alike to deliver further insight into all planned and current activity across the operation.

Warehousing management systems
Digital investment is also evidenced across our warehousing portfolio, where state-of-the-art warehouse management systems optimise and direct product flows through receiving, put-away, picking, packaging, yard management and dispatch, driving high levels of control, visibility and efficiency.

E-commerce software
We offer customers a comprehensive e-commerce proposition through our market-leading modular software which supports a range of operations, including:

  • Multi-channel fulfilment and warehousing
  • Returns processing and margin recovery
  • Dynamic carriage and delivery management
  • Online stock clearance solutions

Many of these services can be delivered as an online SaaS-based service, offering customers speed of start-up and flexibility by removing the need for costly and complex infrastructure investments.

The rich functionality embedded in these products has been developed over many years of close cooperation with a variety of leading on-line and multi-channel retailers. The software affords much greater flexibility and agility to respond to trends and changing customer needs than standard commercially available systems.

Technology innovation

We combine the capabilities of selected world-class technology and supply chain specialists with our own, in-house developed software to deliver comprehensive and integrated supply chain systems and solutions using some of the most advanced tools and techniques available.

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Advanced transport management systems
Our transport systems manage and control every aspect of the customers’ order – from electronic receipt through resource planning and all stages and types of execution to electronic proof of delivery and full billing reconciliation.

Container terminal management
Our advanced container terminal management and control system optimises every aspect of the movement and storage of cargo in and around the container terminals or ports. The system drives optimal use of assets, labour and equipment, planning workloads and receiving real-time information that enables cost-effective, improved decision making.

Pallet and hub management
Our in-house developed system, “Connect”, controls all aspects of the pallet life-cycle; from electronic job capture, pallet tracking, hub management and through to electronic PoD. Every individual pallet is barcoded and scanned at each stage of its journey and is fully visible at all times. Connect also offers haulier-members a complete logistics management suite, from job creation, right through to invoice.

Yard management
ESL’s advanced yard management solution allows efficient scheduling and management of all assets and tasks within the yard, ensuring vehicles and tractors are aligned, optimised and available.

Courier management
For expedited freight, our solutions offer flexibility, control and insight from point of collection through to successful delivery.

Fleet & asset management
Our unique advanced fleet and asset management capability keeps close control over each individual asset, including vehicles, trailers, FLT’s and other equipment. The status of items is closely monitored and exceptions and service requirements proactively highlighted, ensuring assets are optimally maintained, serviced and available.

Supply chain visibility
Our visibility solutions provide granular transparency and insight across our range of supply chain services. Product movements are closely monitored from point of collection, through warehouse and fulfilment centres, depots and across our range of transport operations, delivering reassurance and insight through comprehensive on-line real-time status updates and KPI reporting.

Control tower solution
Our control tower solutions allow the effective command and control of complex, multi-layered supply chain operations. Advanced planning, together with up to the minute overall visibility and comprehensive management information ensures the effective orchestration of these operations.

B2B & B2C integration
ESL’s “integration platform as a service” (IPaaS) is the most advanced integration capability available for both B2B and B2C operations. Using cloud-based technologies, we are able to seamlessly exchange information with customers and other supply chain partners in real-time and in an agile and flexible way.

Real-time algorithmic optimisation
We are working with world-class specialists to help us further drive efficiency and service into often complex operations. Some of the most advanced algorithm-based constraint based planning tools and techniques provide support to our operational decisions.

A day in the life of an Eddie Stobart Logistics driver

See how our advanced technology and innovation aids our end-to-end logistics journeys. From the start of a shift to the final destination, along with everything in between

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For all technology and innovation enquiries please contact our head office, enquiries@eddiestobart.com or call +44 (0)1925 602000