What are the differences between route planning software and Google Maps?
With a professional tour planning software you can manage master data, plan tours and optimize tours. Orders are distributed to a fleet of vehicles as efficiently as possible. The software can take into account various planning conditions - such as vehicle types with individual speed profiles, vehicles with different locations, order volumes and vehicle capacities, opening times, delivery and pick-up time windows and the duration of the order. Performance indicators (KPIs) can also be analyzed with route optimization. Modern route planning software such as TransIT takes data from higher-level systems and returns them as planning results. The software becomes the efficient manager of all logistics processes.
The right type of planning for every requirement
Every company and every industry has specific requirements and regulations. Intelligent planning and optimization software such as TransIT can be configured individually and flexibly using numerous functions.
Area and general route planning
In area planning and general route planning, the software optimally divides a delivery area into balanced areas based on historical order data. Daily tours can be easily created on the basis of areas with the help of the software. This type of planning is mainly used by courier and parcel service providers, in the food industry, in wholesale, in the service sector, in the home care sector (delivery of medical devices / liquid oxygen) and by municipal waste disposal companies.
Regular route planning
In regular route planning, tours are optimized in such a way that stations that have to be approached daily are driven via daily fixed regular tours or timetables. This type of planning is particularly effective, for example, in store deliveries, passenger transport or in laboratory analysis (collection of blood samples).
In order to optimize tours and
reduce costs, professional
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Bei der freien Planung geht es darum, vorhandene Aufgaben (Lieferung, Abholung …) optimal auf den vorhandenen Fuhrpark zu verteilen und die bestehenden Ressourcen so optimal auszunutzen.
A manual compilation or adaptation of tours is necessary in rare cases, but generally possible. Tours can be customized at any time.
Special tasks of route planning systems
Large orders, express shipments, certain road specifications ... route optimization systems are able to determine routes optimized for special requirements. One of the main advantages of route planning systems is that large amounts of data can be processed in a short time. Special route criteria, such as B. road sides and toll roads are easily integrated into the planning. It is important to consider many planning conditions. In particular, industry-specific criteria that cannot be generalized can be individually and flexibly controlled by powerful software.