Bottling Giant GEPP to Incorporate Honeywell’s Logtech
Mexican bottling giant GEPP teamed up with technological solutions conglomerate Honeywell to incorporate digital solutions into its operations and optimize its logistics center.
GEPP specializes in the manufacturing, distribution and commercialization of drinks, water bottles and water gallons in Mexico. As the main bottling company for PepsiCo, GEPP employs over 40,000 people. To optimize its operations and services, the company has partnered with US-based Honeywell to implement the latter’s facility optimization services.
Honeywell’s optimization services use big data to transform data into visual precision, turn exceptions into savings with smart alarms, optimize the value of each asset, measure and verify energy initiatives, maximize the value of renewables and give insights to understand, plan and act as a company. Honeywell’s Enact platform offers five different software ties: the Enacto Enterprise cloud-based platform with full suite Enacto capabilities, the fully scalable and brandable Enacto Energy Service Companies, the quick-start Enacto Lite, the essentials-included Enacto Standard and the robust Enacto Advanced.
The first stage of this partnership will be applied to the optimization of delivery routes, while the second will focus on pre-sales and auto sales. However, GEPP has already made significant progress in digitalizing its services, particularly for customers. According to Guillermo Palma, IT Manager, GEPP, the company began its digitalization journey three years ago, when it began incorporating mobile devices into its supply chain.
To handle PepsiCo’s extensive operations, GEPP formed an extensive relationship with Honeywell that dates back more than 20 years through which technological solutions have been implemented into PepsiCo’s routes, sales and pre-sales. “With this background we were able to have a direct approach with GEPP Mexico, which has resulted in the acquisition of centralized devices that improve costs and control in real time the location of different routes, including the monitoring of transportation units through GPS geolocation,” said Thomas Lian, Vice President and General Manager of Security Solutions and Productivity, Honeywell Latin America.
The alliance with Honeywell is only one of GEPP’s many technological incursions. Through its mobile app, G-app, users are able to make orders, deliveries and auto-sales. The G-app is composed of an EDA 51 component and the Tablet EDA 71, both of which are ergonomically designed and have user-friendly interfaces.
Logtech solutions are becoming a larger and larger priority for logistics companies as the pandemic expedited technological adaptations the industry had previously been hesitant to introduce. Solutions like Honeywell’s can reduce incident rates from 5 percent to 30 percent, while the percentage of losses can be reduced from 1.5 percent to 5 percent.