Route Planning

Intelligent route planning:
Save costs and CO2 with the right software

Why do I need route planning software for my logistics ?

All companies that have or depend on transport and delivery tasks know this: when it's time for delivery vehicles and trucks to hit the road, planning and scheduling tours are crucial. Faster and better planning, using the fleet more efficiently and producing fewer CO2 emissions - these are the goals set. However, increasing stops, daily restrictions and vast amounts of new data are making route planning more and more complex. In addition, costs for fuel and personnel are rising in logistics. Do you still feel up to these planning tasks with Excel, paper and Google Maps?

Or are you looking for software that digitises route planning and route optimisation - on the web and as an app? TransIT from gts offers a digital planning cockpit and reporting tool. For logistics planners, fleet managers, dispatchers and anyone who manages the deployment of mobile employees or a fleet.

Video: Tour planning in 100 seconds.

Plan your logistics tours cost-efficiently with the right software now.

Would you like to improve the efficiency of your dispatching and planning, increase the profitability of the fleet and reduce with your fleet your CO2emissions?

Move away from Excel, paper and Google Maps now! Switch to route planning that digitises processes, including app, web solution, planning cockpit and reporting.

By using a tour planning software save time and money

How does TransIT from gts work? The tour planning software uses algorithms. Admittedly: Algorithms offer many tools for route planning. They promise lower costs in logistics. But if the drivers then try to drive these planned tours, it quickly becomes clear: important details such as turning restrictions, opening hours or maximum transport duration are not taken into account.

TransIT's algorithms go one step further. They automatically include sector-specific requirements in the planning. This makes tours not only efficient, but also "drivable". Improve your route planning - and your business - with the help of TransIT! The framework for our software is set by factors such as flexibility, service orientation, growing traffic flows, digitalisation, rising costs for personnel, fuel and tolls. Achieve more turnover and competitiveness through digital tour planning.

An optimised route plan saves an average of 15 % in costs compared to manual planning. From 15 vehicles upwards, an additional vehicle can usually be saved. Since the vehicles drive shorter distances, fuel consumption is lower and less CO2 is emitted. In addition, optimised tours are more evenly utilised. This saves overtime and stress for the employees.

What is the potential of tour optimisation?

In a POTENTIAL ANALYSIS - carried out with YOUR logistics data - you can see how much costs your company can actually save with TransIT-optimised tours - free of charge and without obligation.

Request a non-binding optimisation check from us now

Overview: Advantages of intelligent route planning

- Faster and better planning and optimisation
- Algorithms that automatically take into account the requirements of your business
- Automated use of relevant master data
- Uniform utilisation of the tours
- More efficient communication through apps and telematics
- Target/actual comparison in real time
- Simulate using alternative plans
- Better controlling

How does TransIT optimise your route planning?

TransIT implements route planning significantly faster than manual solutions. The handling of large amounts of data is simplified. For example, you can optimise 3,000 tours in the shortest possible time. You can use the time saved to go through planning alternatives and continuously improve the operational business.

These advantages make TransIT the ideal software for route planning and route optimisation.

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 and sustainable.

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.

Tour optimisation with software:
How your company benefits

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

This selection of companies already benefits of
a tour optimisation with TransIT:

Tour optimisation for many industries

Our customers include companies from very different industries. Examples include postal and parcel services, service companies, wholesale companies, wholesale bakeries, waste disposal companies, medical laboratories and passenger transport companies. The algorithms of the TransIT software offer endless possibilities to meet the different requirements of the industries in terms of planning.

Bakeries

Click here to learn more about route optimisation in the bakery industry!

Passenger transport

Click here to learn more about route optimisation in passenger transport!

Medical laboratories

Click here to learn more about route optimisation for medical laboratories!

KEP

Click here to learn more about route optimisation at Post and Parcel!

Disposal

Click here to learn more about route optimisation in waste management!

Trade

Click here to learn how route optimisation helps with wholesale!

Food

Click here to learn more about tour optimisation and food!

Service Staff

Click here to learn more about tour optimisation in the service personnel industry!

How does tour planning work?

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

To do this, you create new orders in the tour planning software. These have at least one address and one time window. The time window indicates when the service is to take place (e.g. between 9 am and 12 pm). With the help of automated geocoding, the system assigns longitude and latitude to the addresses, similar to navigation software.

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.

This is followed by the actual route optimisation: The TransIT software uses highly efficient algorithms specially developed by gts to distribute the orders to the vehicles and carry out sequence optimisation. Driving times and distances between orders are calculated concretely.

Simple practical example:
This is what the optimised tour plan looks like

Original route: 59 km

Optimised tour: 53 km

By using the TransIT software for route planning, you save 11 % distance, CO2 and time in this case.

Determine your Potential with the OptimisationCheck.

Would you like to know how high your tour optimisation potential is? Then take the free and non-binding optimisation check today.

It works like this: You provide an exemplary section of your tour plan and we optimise it for you. We then present the result of our optimisation to you in detail. Then you will know which benefits your company will enjoy in the future with the help of intelligent route planning software.