Route Planning

The right route planning software saves you costs and CO2

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Why do I need Software for Route Planning and Route Optimisation?

Route planning or route optimisation is a highly complex field. With the right software, it can become very simple for your company. Would you also like to improve the efficiency of your scheduling and planning, increase the profitability of your fleet and reduce CO2 emissions with your fleet? 

Do you want to get away from Excel, paper and Google Maps? Are you looking for a route planning system that digitises processes, including an app, web solution, planning cockpit and reporting?

Factors such as flexibility, service orientation, growing traffic flows, digitalisation, rising costs for personnel, fuel and tolls set the framework for route planning. Those who rely on the right support here can improve not only their routes, but also their business - for more turnover and more competitiveness.

TransIT is the ideal planning and optimisation software for logistics planners, fleet managers, dispatchers and anyone who manages the deployment of mobile employees or a fleet of vehicles.

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Why is TransIT interesting for you ?

• TransIT is simple.

The software automatically creates route plans and can also take into account even the most complex requirements (e.g. heterogeneous vehicle fleet, multiple capacity dimensions, opening hours etc.).

• TransIT is efficient.

Because we offer applications that you can select modularly for your requirements and adapt at any time.

• TransIT is future-proof.

Benefit from the continuous development of the software and the cooperation with leading universities (e.g. RWTH Aachen, University of Mainz) and research institutions such as Fraunhofer.

High efficiency through digital processes.

You digitise the entire workflow with TransIT: Create optimised tour plans in the cockpit. Release them and transfer them to your employees' app. Monitor the status of all orders and employees in real time. Detect delays and notify your customers proactively. Carry out automated target/actual comparisons afterwards to continuously improve your planning. Use extensive reporting options to increase quality and profitability. 

Industry specifics are necessary.

Our customers include companies from very different sectors. Examples include postal and parcel services, service companies, wholesale companies, wholesale bakeries, waste disposal companies, medical laboratories and passenger transport companies. Every industry is special. TransIT has numerous features that are aimed at providing targeted support to industries.
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How does route planning actually work?

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The starting point is always the transport or carriage order: a person is to be transported from A to B, goods are to be collected and delivered.

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To do this, you create requests in the transport software. These have at least one address and a so-called time window. The time window indicates when the service is to take place (e.g. between 09.00 and 12.00). With the help of automated geocoding, the logistics software assigns longitude and latitude to the addresses, just as you know it from your navigation software.

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In order to optimise tours, a vehicle fleet is also created. This contains vehicles that are available at certain times with certain characteristics. The route optimisation software determines whether an order can be carried out with a vehicle by means of so-called qualifications or other properties such as vehicle capacity.

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In addition, a route planning algorithm determines driving times and routes between orders. Finally comes the actual route optimisation: The TransIT software uses very efficient algorithms specially developed by GTS to distribute the orders among the vehicles and to carry out sequence optimisation. The result is the optimised tour plan.

The result is the optimised route plan.

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Original route: 206 km

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Optimised tour: 163km

21 % less distance with TransIT

Determine your Potential with the OptimisationCheck.

Would you like to know what the potential is in your case? Then book the free and non-binding OptimisationCheck today.

You provide an exemplary section of your route plan and we optimise it for you.

We present the results of our optimisation to you in detail - then you know how much potential you can leverage in the future.

free of charge and without obligation

Your OptimisationCheck

  1. You contact us
  2. A GTS consultant will contact you to discuss the planning assumptions and constraints.
  3. You send us a section of your tour plan in digital form (e.g. as an Excel spreadsheet).
  4. We optimise the tour plan and show you potential for improvement.

By the way: We assure you of the absolute confidentiality of your data – gladly also contractually. The results of our tour optimisation will of course be deleted afterwards. As an ISO/IEC 27001-certified company, we attach great importance to data protection and IT security.

Time for optimisation.

Would you like to know more? The gts blog provides up-to-date background information, interesting interviews and topics on route planning, transport and trade fair logistics.

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