Cost minimizing, restrictions and constraints respected
Companies and organizations carrying out many tasks at different locations and that have many cars and employees who could be assigned to various tasks will often have great potential for savings with route planning and fleet optimization.
Rapidis Logistics Planner is available in several editions, each targeted to provide efficient routes for specific industries with individual needs.
Using Rapidis Logistics Planner ensures that yours tasks can be carried out with as few resources as possible and that your fleet will spend as little time as possible driving between tasks.
The Rapidis Route-planning software will respect numerous types of restrictions and constraints like time windows and need for qualifications.
Route-planning for specific industries
- Mail delivery and distribution of commercial folders and free newspapers
- Last Mile – distribution of parcels and goods
- Courier services
- School bus routes, medical trips and para transit
- Service technicians and inspection tasks
- Collection routes for residential household waste and industrial waste
Route-planning SaaS and for Esri ArcGIS
Rapidis offer route-planning as a cloud hosted web service and as extensions for Esri ArcGIS.
We will be happy to share information on how to get started with route-planning and how to integrate the route-planning software with your other systems. If you interested in more information or a free trial please feel free to contact Leif Dahl Petersen.
Cost cutting and quality
When an organization considers to implement route planning the objectives should be increased productivity, savings and increased quality in costumer services.
Savings can arise from better utilization of company resources; all the cars and other vehicles you have and the mobile workers like drivers, technicians or service personnel who should carry out tasks at different addresses.
When automating route planning, you will probably also experience significant savings on the office time spent planning the routes. As route scheduling programs are refined, many will find that planning for a large fleet of vehicles and employees can be done completely automatically.
Better quality and increased service levels as a result of automated route planning and fleet optimization derives from better prediction of arrival times, which can be communicated to customers, but also from the fact that the route planning engine can accommodate allthe requirements associated with a task. This could be the need for special employee or vehicle qualifications or time windows where the task is allowed to be solved.
Finally organizations find that the speed of the route planning process makes it possible to allow for costumers to order goods or to book services at a later time and still get serviced the following day.
Fleet optimization vs sequence optimization
Route planning can be both fleet optimization for a large pool of tasks which can be assigned to different resources (VRP; or Vehicle Routing Problem) or
it can be optimization of a single route or a district for which it has already been decided what tasks are associated with the route (TSP or Traveling Salesman Problem); The planning is then just about optimizing the order or sequence of which the tasks should be performed.
Rapidis Logistics Planner offers both types of route planning, VRP and TSP. It is our experience that the fleet optimization (VRP) provides much larger savings and therefore should be preferred if possible.
Many companies can benefit from both fleet optimization and single route optimization for different purposes. For example; if you initially fleet optimization and then single-route optimization to add new tasks that occur throughout the day, you have a fairly flexible solution that takes into account that most businesses only know some of today’s tasks when working hours begin.
Rapidis are always interested in new partners – so if your company market a solution where route-planning would be a valuable complementation; do not hesitate to contact us.
Please contact Leif Dahl Petersen for more information, pricing and documentation.