UPN introduces SmartHUB IT

UK based United Pallet Network has launched its contactless SmartHUB technology to give the pallet network’s members greater control.

The system is called SmartHUB IT and is a technology platform designed in-house by UPN to to manage smooth operations across its network. It is focused on maximising performance across the UPN operation. It is completely contactless – a bonus in light of the pandemic.

The app monitors and manages all trunks with GPS tracking of inbound and outbound journeys. In addition it has in-app digital manifests and in-app on site guidelines amongst other things.

David Brown, UPN MD commented: “UPN have developed SmartHUB IT in response to requests from our membership for greater support and control,”

“Now all inbound and outbound UPN trunks are monitored minute by minute, mile by mile, and scheduled in a timely way to ensure synergistic and speedy central sortation and pallet transhipment.

“In the same way that an airport handles flights UPN give member trunks ‘slots’ to smooth flow our central sortation operation for the benefit of all of us,” Brown concluded.