Routing and Scheduling can greatly benefit the transportation industry. Fleet managers and operators spend most of their time either on the road or thinking about the road as road conditions have a big impact on fleet management and subsequently service delivery.
To ensure good service delivery, fleet managers and operators need to stay updated with regard to road conditions, roadworks, traffic, construction projects, road closures and infrastructure shortages and requirements. To assist companies in gathering, coordinating and applying all of this data, transport software offers routing and scheduling capabilities.
Routing and Scheduling Software will offer you the following:
Increased Service Delivery
By enabling routing and scheduling through the application of transport software, companies can increase service delivery owing to the time and cost savings that will be realised. When incorporating route planning into delivery processes, on-time deliveries greatly increase.
In addition, transport companies opt to make use of mobile software solutions which enables them to stay in touch with clients throughout the delivery process, as well as update clients with regard to expected time of delivery. This is also beneficial to all of the personell in a warehouse environment as fleet management can be optimised through real-time communication with operators.
Warehouse software can also be integrated with mobile devices to automatically capture departure and delivery information as well as route deviations.
Reduced Costs and Optimised Route Planning
Routes can be optimised from the point of departure to the point of delivery. Efficiency should start in the warehouse. Software systems can greatly help increase efficiency across the supply chain by integrating warehousing, fleet and transport needs and requirements.
As fleet management companies need to entrust expensive fleets to their drivers it is important to keep track of driver performance and activities throughout the day to measure the results achieved. Through the use of transport software, such as mobile software solutions, driver activities can be monitored and fed back to the warehouse. This information can then be captured and interpreted and the warehouse and fleet performance canm be calculated by a warehouse software solution.