Optimize Route Planning.
Deliver Exceptional Service.
Reduce Transportation Costs
Cut route planning costs up to 30% by maximizing vehicle utilization, increasing jobs per vehicle, reducing miles per drop, multi-tripping and utilizing back haul capability. Whether you have a single depot, multiple depots, same day or multi-day routes, our software helps you reduce transportation costs.
Cut Planning Time
Replace manual processes or legacy planning tools with smart algorithms that create robust, optimized plans in less time. Our powerful feature set tackles even the most complex of planning scenarios and provides simple functionality allowing planners to quickly fine-tune for last minute changes.
Achieve Continuous Improvement
Interface your vehicle telematics solution with Aptean Routing & Scheduling or use our own proof of delivery software to allow real-time planned versus actual journey analysis, allowing you to analyze discrepancies and continuously improve route plans. In addition, strategic planning capabilities allow you to model what-if scenarios and identify strategic improvements to operations, territory coverage or transportation infrastructure.
Shape Transportation Demand
Our real-time routing engine continuously optimizes plans as orders come in, allowing you to consider capacity management and efficiency at the point of sale. You now have the chance to influence the customers' choice of delivery slot to suit your requirements and set a delivery expectation that you can achieve. This allows you to shape the demand on your transportation operation, enhancing your service offering and minimizing costs.
Route Planning Features
That Drive Measurable
Our advanced route optimization algorithms help you solve a wide array of routing scenarios from fixed pre-seeded delivery routes, to complex multi-depot, multi-skilled operations. Feature-rich configuration allows you to tailor results to match your specific operational requirements.
Resource Managed Planning
Innovative resource management functionality ensures plans are based on actual driver and vehicle availability at an individual level. This ensures routes are as accurate as possible and dispatch teams are able to focus on getting drivers out the door on time.
With Aptean Routing and Scheduling you can plan vehicle resources across multiple sites as a single integrated transportation resource. Our system allows for the movement of goods between sites and the utilization of capacities during vehicle backhaul to maximize efficiency.
Reporting and Analytics
Aptean Routing & Scheduling software incorporates comprehensive business intelligence functionality allowing you to produce robust and customizable reports that help identify meaningful trends and support continuous improvement.
Live Execution Tracking
Automatically compare real-time data from your telematics system against your route plans to monitor real-time progress, highlight exceptions and offer updated ETAs to customers. You can even provide your business customers with arrivals boards for operational activity planning.
Strategic Scenario Modeling
Make informed strategic decisions by modeling the impact of multiple "what-if" scenarios, such as identifying additional resource requirements during peak, flexing your driver shift start times or considering warehouse and depot locations.
Customizable Routing Rules
Allow your planners to incorporate their local knowledge into your final route plans; for example, to accommodate preferred bridges or areas affected heavily by rush hour. With our route planning software, you’re able to set up rules, edit maps and configure zones to reflect your specific requirements.
When operating with multi-trip routes, exceptions or delays can have significant effects as trailers wait for late-running drivers to return. Our Dynamic Tripping module proactively identifies changing conditions and automatically re-allocates loads if needed as the day progresses.
Our Territory Optimizer module gives you the ability to divide coverage into compact service regions or territories to balance workload. This is ideal if you need to serve different areas on different days of the week or want to designate regular drivers to specific territories.
The efforts put into producing any optimized vehicle route plan are wasted if the driver decides to ignore the plan in favor of their own preference or navigation system. Waypoint Mapping prevents this by feeding the plan into the driver's or vehicle navigation system, providing turn by turn instructions that match the planned route.
Our continuous optimization system allows you to use our advanced routing algorithms in real-time. This means you can be confident that only feasible delivery options are offered to your customers and can influence the customer choice to increase drop density, drops per vehicle and ultimately your bottom line.
Multi Period Planner
Manage and plan the distribution of goods over multiple day periods. Support for acceptable delivery day patterns, delivery frequencies and balancing to achieve distributed workloads is also enabled by our system. These features allow you to meet retail distribution profiles that may require graduation through the week and even support clustering of deliveries geographically to maximize efficiencies.
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