Distributors face multiple challenges every day — high volume of customer orders to organize, rising fuel costs, drivers and vehicles to manage, 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. Fleets with optimized routes often save time and money while providing better service to their customers.
Benefits of Route Optimization
Reduce Transportation Costs
Driving fewer miles means less fuel is expended and less wear and tear on your vehicles.
Improved Customer Service
Ensure that all your customers are getting their deliveries on time.
Better Resource Utilization
Add more stops to your routes and reduce driver overtime.
Palmer-Donavin Routing Case Study
Palmer-Donavin embraces route optimization and mobile dispatching to improve employee and customer experiences.
Determining the Best Type of Route Optimization to Fit Your Business
Before deciding exactly how your business can benefit from 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 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’ 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.
Standard vs Dynamic Routing Infographic
The two main types of routing — standard and dynamic — each have their pros and cons. Which is best for you?
Route Optimization Brochure
With Route Optimization, fleets receive a time window history model that shows the current gaps and opportunities in their infrastructure.