With time being a precious commodity, transport companies must honour customer demands on delivery times. Most companies come under immense pressure when the volume of deliveries is high & delivery constraints are varied & dynamic.
Routing is a scientific approach to plan deliveries on a run based on quickest/ shortest route to destination. Scheduling allows a set of vehicles and a set of jobs to be optimised into loads thereby minimizing your time & effort and maximizing fleet utilization and customer service.
The TRANSLOGIX : Route Optimizer & Scheduler is a user friendly, intuitive, problem solver that uses complex algorithms to tactfully solve the most challenging routing problems.
The module is tightly integrated with the SAPPHIRE: Transport & Warehouse modules, thus eliminating the need for re-typing characteristics of vehicles & customer orders; as would be required by some systems.
The scheduler accepts, as its input, specific delivery constraints captured in the operations system. These include vehicle availability, start/end locations, type of vehicle , capacity , driver availability, driver start/end time, consignment volume & weight, customer address & requested delivery time window.
Based on the above information, the system constructs the optimised route & assigns orders to vehicles thereby assisting the dispatcher in arriving at the day plan and driver run sheets without much effort.
See the image, a diagrammatic representation of the process flow:
Full Integration with Sapphire Operations Modules.
Integration into Sapphire Web Service & Workflow Manager.
Uses genuine mapping topography and not straight line distances to draw routes.
Determine multiple routes (quickest or shortest delivery routes).
Management Reporting – The system generates multiple reports namely fleet workload summary, driver workload summary, daily run sheets etc.
Drag & Drop Jobs – The dispatcher can re-order scheduled runs manually by dragging & dropping jobs into runs & re-scheduling the run.
Benefits of Solution
Exceptional Customer Service – On-time delivery, reduced lead-time between order & delivery.
Better scheduling accommodating delivery time windows.
Reduce Transport Costs & Improve Profitability.
Maximize Efficiencies – Reduce or eliminate driver overtime, reduce scheduling time, save time in warehouse by tactful pick-up & loading consignments.
Better Fleet Management – Savings on miles driven, manage volume and vehicle weight capacities, balance workloads over delivery cycles & optimise fleet size.
Facilitate Driver Accountability – Transparency of activities , KPI monitoring.
Integrate with all other business functions.
Translogix Systems | Supply Chain and Logistics Software
TransLogix is now part of WiseTech Global.
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