Rotech Healthcare is a national leader in providing respiratory and sleep apnea treatment as well as home medical equipment. Guided by a mission to deliver outstanding customer service and the very best in quality patient care, Rotech Healthcare has selected the cloud-based Descartes Route Planner™ On-demand software to automate planning, dispatch and data collection processes for its fleet delivering medical equipment and services to patients across the U.S.

Providing medical equipment and services direct to patients’ homes often involves significant complexity and transportation resources. By automating route planning and scheduling, Rotech Healthcare will be able to increase efficiency and drive down unnecessary logistics costs without sacrificing high quality service for customers. As the current tide of healthcare reform adds more margin pressure to the home medical equipment (HME) industry, Rotech is making key technology investments in its distribution and logistics operations to help support the service standards that customers expect while reducing fleet costs.

Why Descartes for Fleet Route Planning and Scheduling?

With Descartes Route Planner On-demand, distribution-intensive organizations that operate their own fleets can improve efficiency and delivery performance by automatically planning drivers’ routes. Companies provide planners and dispatchers with better visibility and control over daily routes with a drag-and-drop visual planning user interface to make changes and monitor delivery status throughout the day. The solution offers advanced capabilities at an affordable cost including optimizing static and dynamic routes by taking into account geographic zones, time windows and other physical constraints. The mobile component of the solution provides real-time GPS-based tracking, monitoring of driver performance and can electronically capture proof-of-delivery (POD) information. 

Route Planning and Scheduling Software Increases Fleet Efficiency and Improves Delivery Performance Descartes

Route Planner On-demand is an easy-to-use cloud-based solution. It provides fast time-to-value for rapidly-growing companies that need to consolidate delivery operations and move away from manual and paper-based practices for route planning and execution. The solution offers advanced capabilities to optimize both static and dynamic routes by taking into account business rules, delivery assets, and customer requirements. Planners and dispatchers benefit from better visibility and control over daily routes with a drag-and-drop visual planning user interface to make edits and monitor delivery status throughout the day. Mobile solution integration provides real-time GPS-based tracking, planned versus actual performance monitoring, and the electronic capture of proof-of-delivery (POD) information.

To learn more about Rotech Healthcare, visit www.rotech.com.

Read more about Descartes Route Planner On-demand and other Descartes solutions for Distribution-intensive Industries.

Written by Andrew Roszko

Senior Vice President of Sales at Descartes