Solution: Vehicle Routing and Dispatch

How to improve Vehicle Routing and Dispatching? How to create better results, in a faster way? How did these companies do it?

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icons_1_mag Where do we support Vehicle Routing and Dispatch challenges?

What are the main challenges of Vehicle Routing and Dispatch?
  • At strategic level: decision support for investment decisions, such as distribution strategies,
    depot and warehouse locations, fleet mix optimization and static route designs
  • At tactical level: within the strategic framework, support decision-making based on
    seasonality, trends, changing customer mix and demand in an attempt to balance
    workload over time within capacity and service constraints.
  • At operational and real-time level: how to execute the tactical plan while responding
    to daily dynamics, such as traffic, weather, employee absence, equipment breakdown
    and last-minute and real-time orders and order adjustments.

What are the main reasons to invest in Vehicle Routing and Dispatch?  

Higher margins and increased profitability reasons:

1. Reduction in actual logistics spend (mileage, time, assets) due to more efficient routes, loads and schedules
2. Ability to dynamically adjust routes, loads and schedules based on daily volumes (right sizing and better asset utilization)
3. Better sourcing decisions (based on actual price and availability)
4. Increased revenues due to better appointment making capabilities (through schedule visibility)

Improved customer service reasons:
5. More reliable delivery schedules with visibility and flexibility to adjust as needed
6. Increased ability to manage and meet specific customer requirements and preferences

Higher employee satisfaction reasons:  
7. Increased visibility and larger span of control (focus on managing exceptions)
8. Enhanced capabilities for reporting and extensive opportunities to conduct “what-if analysis”

Enhanced Management Support reasons:  
9. More realistic and fair projections of actual workload (better expectation management)
10. Increased ability to proactively manage the workday/week and any last minute changes

Sustainability and environment; lower CO2 emissions

icons_2_tools ORTEC delivers Advanced Planning Systems for Vehicle Routing and Dispatch:  

Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) systems make it possible to plan both
on a central and/or decentral level, while taking into account many relevant data
and restrictions. At the same time APS systems support in making fast calculations
on different options, while taking into account real-time data, realizing planning
options in a dynamic way. 

What is the positioning of APS compared to ERP, TMS and Boardcomputers?

ORTEC solutions have a strong track record in integration with both ordering systems
(TMS, ERP) and Board computer systems. See below and also our list of partners.

icons_3_graph What will be your benefits?
  • You save up to 10% in miles driven
  • You save up to 50% on time needed for planning
  • You will become more flexible and be able to meet high SLA requirements
  • Your utilization will improve and your planning becomes more dynamic
  • Your systems and people are able to solve complex issues in a shorter time

Follow up? Visit: 
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