Delivery Route Planning and Fleet Scheduling with Advanced Route Optimization
Operating an efficient fleet and mobile workforce that meets customer service expectations begins with proper planning for pickups, deliveries and/or service calls. Descartes Route Planning solutions give logistics professionals the tools to maximize fleet and mobile resource utilization and efficiency. Our tools provide advanced route optimization across a wide variety of planning scenarios from territories and master routes through to extremely dynamic routing environments driven by real-time demand at the point of sale. Descartes Route Planning solutions help to decrease costs, improve service, increase productivity, and reduce the environmental impact of your fleet.
Descartes Route Planning solutions benefit-driven capabilities include:
- Strategic Delivery Planning: Optimize and build new services, sales/distribution territories and replenishment strategies that maximize customer service and profit.
- Daily & Multi-day Route Planning: Basic and advanced features to accelerate your ability to continuously create optimal reliable routes using fewer trucks, miles and drivers.
- Reservations: Enables real-time appointment scheduling to make pick-up, delivery, or service commitments that help keep fleet operations productive and profitable and increase customer satisfaction.
- Sales and Merchandiser Management: Benefit from straight forward planning and productivity management for mobile workers (sales, merchandisers, and other field personnel).
Continuous Route Optimization vs. Batch Routing
Download the infographic to learn how Continuous Route Optimization enables companies to offer same-day, next-day, and dynamic delivery appointments to improve service, reduce costs, and increase profits. (85 KB, PDF)
Real Customer Stories
US LBM, one of the largest and fastest growing lumber and building materials distributors in the United States, uses Descartes' automated routing and scheduling technology to power their innovative mobile construction delivery solution.