Delivery Science, led by a team of indigenous techpreneurs (technology entrepreneurs), offers ‘Enterprise Supply Chain Software as a Service (SaaS)’ solution to companies operating robust logistics and supply chain business processes.
Speaking to Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, Lanre Oyedotun and Chuka Ofili, Delivery Science co-founders, said that the concept was borne from perennial bottlenecks faced by these companies in the management of the delivery of goods and services.
According to the duo, they target to be the leading supply chain software as a service (SaaS) company in frontier markets; and are on a mission to have supply chain market leaders in every industry, on the Delivery Science platform.
Oyedotun is the erstwhile CEO of Chronos a venture development and technology consultancy, and CTO of payment startup, iThena Logic.
Before that for several years, he was a technology consultant & auditor for PwC, first in Boston, MA then Lagos, Nigeria.
Oyedotun said, the firm which boasts as one of the few Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) certified Aggregators, is ultimately concerned with using data science and technology to simplify the optimization of delivery of goods and services, which informed the name “Delivery Science”.
“You can imagine where a client places an order with a manufacturing company for goods worth over N50million; these goods are loaded in about 20 trucks, but at the end of the day 18 trucks are delivered. What happened to the remaining two? It will amaze you that at the end of the day, nobody can credibly inundate the company on the whereabouts of these goods. In fact, Delivery Science is on a mission to help companies overcome the challenge.
“Most Companies have lost revenue to litigations, diversion of commodities, late delivery and so on. Now, our solution offers you ‘Visibility’”.
Ensuring visibility, he said, is one of the unique selling values of the Software, because “The need to have real-time interaction with your field operatives is there and increasing by the day. In the era of stiff competition, if you can deliver fast, another Company uses it against you. Asides that, your challenge may be to monitor assets either from shipper or to customer, then Deliver Science offers you full visibility, 24/7 over all Supply Chain channels”.
Also, Chuka Ofili, the former Lead Software Architect for MicroSmart Solutions, who developed and implemented a SaaS value-added service for MTN and Etisalat, said that Delivery Science is out to ensure companies maintain high level of ‘accountability’ in their delivery processes.
“Our solutions provide an audit trail with gives you the accountability to settle disputes with third party field agents and end of year Audits. In line with that the ‘Insight’ generated in the process help companies make informed decisions.
The co-founders reiterated that in the contemporary business climate knowledge is key, hence company’s ability to act on information the competitor can’t puts then ahead.
The Delivery Science co-founders also added that real-time analytics is deployed to clients to make real-time decisions and always stay ahead using the all-time accessible cloud-based solutions, as affordable rates.