Demand Responsive Transport, Paratransit
Fynbus is the regional bus authority at Fyn and is owned by 10 municipalities. Fynbus offers Demand Responsive Transport (Flextrafik) that is an option for citizens who are unable to use ordinary public transport to get to school, an institution or treatment.
The operation of the busses is handled by subcontractors, while Fynbus takes care of the scheduling and planning of the 500.000 annual trips.
The scheduling is performed using Rapidis Logistics Planner, which will ensure that the schedules will comply to complex demands and constraints within Demand Responsive Transport. At the same time, the scheduling process ensures that the resulting routes will be as cost efficient as possible.
With a vast amount of daily trips, there will be daily changes in the passengers need for transportation.
Using Rapidis Logistics Planner it only takes minutes for Fynbus to rerun and update the schedules with the changes incorporated.
Download PDF case story about how the Regional Transit Authority Fynbus uses Logistics Planner for DRT scheduling.
Online Laundry Service with pickup and delivery
Washa offers to pickup your laundry, take care of washing and dry cleaning and return your shirts and sheets to your location. This is a service appreciated by many costumers; so many that Washa has now implemented Logistics Planner for automated scheduling and route optimization.
With Logistics Planner Washa has managed to increase the number of pickups and deliveries from 8 to 12 per hour for each delivery van. As a positive side effect Washa can now plan and optimize for the entire fleet within minutes – something that they used spend 10 office hours doing.
Washa costumers decide what 1 hour time slot they want pickup or delivery. Therefore Washa has even expanded their use of Logiscs Planner to dynamically price delivery costs making it attractive to clients to choose a time window where Washa has other stops near by.
Download Washa Case Study and explore details about how Washa benefited from in-cooperating Logistics Planner in their operation.
Scheduling for Service Technicians
Rapidis has delivered system that enables Falck to create long-term load forecasting for the work-load on their many fitters and service technicians.
The forecasts are based on operational data coupled with detailed simulation calculations.
Falck Teknik also makes the daily planning and scheduling for technicians with Rapidis Logistics Planner. Special functions that handle tasks that shall be performed every 2, 3 or 4 months, has helped to optimize the planning, so the total drive time for all the technicians is reduced significantly.