What Is Route Optimization?
Distributors face multiple challenges every day — high volume of customer orders to organize, rising fuel costs, driver and fleet management needs, changing road and traffic conditions, and tight time windows. These scenarios combine and create an overwhelming situation.
Omnitracs' Route Optimization takes all of these challenges into account and works to find the best possible route plan to reach a fleet's business goals each day.
Route optimization is the process of planning the fastest and most cost-effective way for truck drivers to get from one place to another. Fleets that leverage route optimization save time and money while providing better services to their customers.
Route Optimization and Dispatching Software
Customize your route optimization strategy to the needs of your fleet. Plan, execute, and iterate on fleet routes to balance customer service with the unique needs of your business.
As more companies take advantage of cloud-native applications and platforms, their teams in the back office and in the field are becoming more flexible. Give your dispatch and routing teams the freedom to experiment with new dispatch and routing methodologies and uncover fleet routing efficiencies without impacting real-time orders and deliveries.
Converge your data and devices. Give your teams and customers one place to share information and communications in real-time — so your company can optimize route planning, execution, and actual vs planned routing performance from a single source of truth.
Benefits of Route Optimization
Before deciding exactly how your business can benefit from route planning and route optimization, it helps to know the difference between two primary routing methods: standard and dynamic.
Standard routing is a key solution for customer service. Each route plan will have a specific set of stops in a specific order, guaranteeing that your customers will always have their product delivered at a specified time, often by the same driver.
Dynamic routing is on the other end of the spectrum and is best if your business's main goal is cutting costs. Customers lose the predictability of standard routing, but you reduce miles and improve efficiency.
A route optimization solution helps find a happy medium between these methods to not only please customers, but to also improve your bottom line.
Benefits of Dispatch Software
Unplanned stops and going off-route can compromise your customers’ service expectations.
Stay on top of route execution in near real-time with Omnitracs Dispatch, a driver dispatch software that prioritizes route optimization and efficiency.
Ensure that the routes you planned match your routes in action, improve communication with the back office, and respond quickly when the unexpected occurs.
Choosing Omnitracs' Route and Dispatch Optimization Software
Get There Safely and on Time.
Streamline route planning to exceed customer expectations through efficient, automated routes. With Omnitracs Routing, you can:
- A better driver experience via the Sylectus Driver Mobile App
- Omnitracs and other third-party integrations
- Regular enhancements and incremental updates
- Proactively balance route capacity across your fleet
Roadnet Technologies Route Planning and Optimization Software for Your Fleet
Roadnet Technologies joined Omnitracs in 2013 and provides the foundation for our AI-enabled route planning and dispatching applications. Plan, optimize, and execute routes with AI-enabled solutions and go beyond stop sequencing. Autonomously respond to exceptions to meet customer demands in real-time with AI-enabled route optimization and planning solutions. Omnitracs Strategic Planner, Omnitracs Routing, and Omnitracs Dispatch lets you:
- Automatically analyze data and events from past deliveries to optimize routes
- Safety and efficiently deliver customer orders
- Keep business rules and customer requirements in mind when planning routes
- Give hours back to your teams so they can focus on strategic tasks
- Provide the best delivery experience for your customers
Avoid hardware installations and start optimizing routes quickly. Using a centralized, cloud-native routing solution you’ll be able to easily track assets with real-time ETAs, and establish performance metrics for drivers to continually optimize your operation.
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Employ planning, routing, and dispatch solutions that keep vehicle capacity, business rules, customer requirements and more in mind when routing to truly optimize routes.