Modelling the route, the load and the schedule through advanced algorithms, Optrak delivers operational plans which reduce mileage, improve vehicle utility and have you servicing customers at a higher level of accuracy and quality whilst saving you up to 15% of total transportation costs.
TAILORED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS
IMPROVING YOUR DISTRIBUTION
Save on Transportation Costs
Optrak typically produces plans that are 10-15% more efficient than manual planning; saving you money on fuel and vehicle usage. This is achieved through the following areas:
- Optrak4’s advanced route and schedule optimiser is able to analyse and calculate thousands of permutations of operational procedures/route allocations that are possible within a solution to hit upon the most efficient way to allocate your orders and resources to the task.
- Optrak4’s integrated loading optimiser can improve vehicle utility by up to 30%, decreasing the number of vehicles required to service your customers.
- Optrak4’s optimisation drives down key overheads, such as driver times and reducing unnecessary trips/agency costs.
Increase Planning Accuracy
Optrak4 combines historical road data with pre-calibrated load/unload rates determined during implementation to accurately map how you operate. Planners import daily orders and run the optimiser to automate the route, load and schedule creation. This can then be manually edited to suit by the planner, before being pushed back to the order management system for distribution to warehouse and driver teams.
This accuracy boosts your on-time, in-full performance significantly whilst ensuring your operations match industry regulations for the WTD. The automation also significantly reduces the amount of work planners have to do to make a daily plan, allow them to focus on other tasks
Manage your Operations
Optrak4 offers a clear and visual way of understanding your operations, allowing you to make functional changes to your resource allocation to enhance your organisation. This includes facilitating multiple optimisations across the day and update the plan in real-time to ensure that the new orders and backhauls can be incorporated, boosting your efficiency further.
Optrak4 therefore assists your business in adapting to change and growth on a daily basis; providing views and actionable information. This information can be further actioned in Strategic planning, when the operator looks at making more wholesale changes to the operation, which can be seen here.
Fixed Route Adaptation
Optrak4 also provides specialist functionality for fixed-route planning; letting planners evaluate and optimise routes on a daily or weekly basis, to particular areas or sets of customers.
This is achieved by ensuring the 80% of orders that follow the same pattern are kept – essential when the driver and the customer know each other, know the time which delivery or collection will take place and what site-specific issues could arise – but the additional 20%, made up of last minute orders, or ones placed by new customers are added, with the user controlling how much the system is allowed to change a fixed trip (e.g. only add things into existing sequence, re-order but keep on vehicle, swap to another vehicle if needed).
“The punctuality and efficiency of our deliveries demonstrates our commitment to quality and customer service excellence. At Reynolds, we have always used proven technology to support our business. Central to this has been the long term partnership with Optrak4, to integrate its leading vehicle routing solution into our overall supply chain.”
Joe Reynolds, Managing Director at Reynolds
“Optrak gives us more delivery flexibility and is a great system to use. It has actually revitalised our planning operation at Fuchs. The investment in a world class vehicle routing system demonstrates our commitment in ensuring that we deliver the best possible service to our customers whilst keeping costs down. I firmly believe no other routing package can deliver the same benefits as Optrak.”
Darren Bourne, Distribution Manager at Fuchs UK
Kuehne and Nagel
“Optrak4 offered a more cost effective and personalised system that catered for our particular requirements and the decision to use an advanced routing and scheduling system has been fully justified by the benefits that Kuehne + Nagel has achieved. We have greatly improved the time we spend on planning and Optrak generates very efficient transport runs for a very complex daily transport operation.
Furthermore, thanks to Optrak4, we can meet the requirement to deliver next day to any location throughout the UK. We generally achieve 97-98% of this target on a daily basis. Optrak4 can plan effectively for consignments of any shape and size as long as we have the right information such as vehicle types, driver working times and product details for example.”
Chris Donaghue, Senior Transport Supervisor at Kuehne + Nagel
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