Courier & Post

As postal and courier companies strive to reduce operating costs and increase the speed and accuracy of delivery, Brock is a trusted solutions provider with 20 years’ experience providing solutions that reduce cost and increase speed and accuracy delivery.

Our approach includes the deployment of skilled teams to understand your business processes and systems and perform upfront planning that can be used to understand the scope, cost, payback and architecture. After planning and approval, we integrate the solutions from start to finish.

What makes us different and significantly reduces our start-up time compared to traditional methods is our I/O emulation testing, which occurs throughout the development lifecycle to ensure controls and software functionality conform to customer specifications.  Additionally, a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) enables customers to ‘test drive’ and validate the functionality of their systems prior to the systems being installed live on site.

Our Solutions Include

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

High-Speed Sortation Software

High-Speed Sortation Software

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Conveyor Controls

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Revenue Verification

"Working with Brock Solutions, we came away with a level of comfort and certainty that your team has a solid understanding of our requirements. As well, I was pleased to see that the past work we have done together has formed a solid base upon which we have continued to build."


Praveen Singh
CPC Engineering & Technology

High-Speed Sortation

As post and courier companies implement real-time sortation of parcels with bar codes or radio frequency identification RFID along high speed conveyors and sorters, three critical success factors are speed, accuracy and process optimization through the sort system reporting.

For over 12 years, Brock has a proven track providing sort solutions that meets these critical success factors. Our sort solution, called SmartSort, is a real-time integrated solution containing the following key applications:

  • Sort Allocation Controller SAC
  • Video Encoding Console VEC
  • Maintenance Diagnostic System MDS
  • Management Information System MIS
  • Human Machine Interface HMI

SmartSort interfaces with many different ERP and proprietary host systems, sorter manufacturers, PLC systems, bar code readers, video encoding and RF Handhelds.

The solution tracks and reports all the key performance indicators for managing a sort system, including individual item event tracking, and provides this visibility through system reports, item search screens and HMI screens.

Conveyor Controls Automation

For postal and courier organizations, inaccuracies in the reporting of parcel weights and dimensions represent lost revenue.  The challenge is to automate the revenue verification process at induction for in-line conveyor and manual processing systems that are integrated with enterprise billing systems.

Brock has helped several postal and courier organizations implement Revenue Verification Systems (RVSs).   Our RVS solutions include:

  • Supervisory software that interfaces to the enterprise billing system and interfaces to the in-line and manual processing scanners, weighing and cubing equipment
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) modifications
  • Procurement and installation of scanners, weighing and cubing systems

What makes us different and significantly reduces our start-up time compared to traditional methods is our I/O emulation capability, which permits complete testing of the solution prior to installation and allows our customers to ‘test drive’ their systems during our Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT)s.

Postal/Courier Services Automated Parcel Dimensioning/Revenue Verification

For postal and courier organizations, inaccuracies in the reporting of parcel weights and dimensions represent lost revenue.  The challenge is to automate the revenue verification process at induction for in-line conveyor and manual processing systems that are integrated with enterprise billing systems.

Brock has helped several postal and courier organizations implement Revenue Verification Systems (RVSs).   Our RVS solutions include:

  • Supervisory software that interfaces to the enterprise billing system and interfaces to the in-line and manual processing scanners, weighing and cubing equipment
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) modifications
  • Procurement and installation of scanners, weighing and cubing systems

What makes us different and significantly reduces our start-up time compared to traditional methods is our I/O emulation capability, which permits complete testing of the solution prior to installation and allows our customers to ‘test drive’ their systems during our Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT)s.

What Goes Where?

Many organizations are struggling internally with decisions around technology use in the realtime operations space for applications that impact manufacturing, operations, and the plant-floor environment. In trying to determine which technologies should be used to enable real-time operations, execution and reporting, there are an abundance of solutions to pick from, and often confusing terminology to decipher from solution providers and system integrators. Moreover, organizations are implementing or rolling out big Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations and want to leverage this significant investment as much as possible across their enterprise.

With the growing convergence of the Information Technology and Engineering functions and responsibilities within many companies, it is critical to have a consistent vision and strategy for technology deployment. That does not mean, however, that one size fits all. Organizations who use technology for applications that are not fit-for-purpose often find themselves starting, stopping, re-grouping, and re-starting projects. This is particularly true when it comes to implementing real-time applications like Manufacturing Operations Management/Manufacturing Execution Systems (MOM/MES).

If this is something your organization struggles with, we encourage you to check out our videos below, or download our “What Goes Where” white paper for more information.

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