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Route Optimization


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Route Optimization

  1. 1. Through route optimization, companies operating fleets can benefit from financial savings, improved customer services and simplified operations. Increase your productivity. More visits, more deliveries. Decrease resource requirements and fewer vehicles. Control your process and reduce planning time. TourSolver allows the evaluation of manually prepared routes and the ability to prepare optimized routes. The optimization routes takes into account various customer characteristics (ie: quantity to be delivered, day of delivery etc.) as well as resource characteristics (ie: load capacity, hours of operation, permitted overtime etc.).
  2. 2. Daily Questions How to compare forecasted plannings and actual driven routes ? How to include last minute visits in planned schedules ? Can driven distance be reduced ? How to reorganize the routes without jeopardizing the internal organization ? How to perform all my visits with fewer vehicles ?
  3. 3. Complexities Optimize the vehicle load Should you subcontract your fleet ? Contact Mr. Jones urgently Avoid wasted time Vehicle not available o
  4. 4. Objectives <ul><li>Financial Savings </li></ul><ul><li>Better Cost Control Mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified Operations </li></ul>
  5. 5. Integration with operations Delivery Request <ul><li>Customer inquiries </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery inquiries </li></ul><ul><li>Ad-hoc orders </li></ul>Delivery Routing/Scheduling <ul><li>Scheduled deliveries </li></ul><ul><li>Ad-Hoc deliveries </li></ul><ul><li>Available resources </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare delivery trip-sheets </li></ul>Delivery Vehicle Loading <ul><li>Warehouse pick lists </li></ul><ul><li>Optimized delivery loading </li></ul>
  6. 6. Process 02/09/09 Easy to implement Fast ROI Customers Resources Geography Planning Reports Directions
  7. 7. Required Information 02/09/09 Resources Customers
  8. 8. Customer Data <ul><li>Time control data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit time windows (customer availability) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Punctuality, delay penalty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fixed and per unit unloading time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Existing route comparison data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource identification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit sequence number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment to a specific resource </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit control data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantities (up to 8 dimensions or products) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible visit days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requested characteristics (skills, type of vehicle, …) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer location (automatic geocoding) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Resource data <ul><li>Time control data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working time, lunch break </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Driver hours legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overtime periods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fixed and per unit loading time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost control data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance, hours cost, night breaks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fixed costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overtime costs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit control data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacities (up to 8 dimensions or products) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource working days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource characteristics (skills, type of vehicle, …) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple depot locations </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Optimization 02/09/09
  11. 11. Results <ul><li>Planning, directions and mileage charts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel, Word, Text formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual or All tours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Map displays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed or synoptic directions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual or All tours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manual Adjustments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit/Resource data and Recalculation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accurate Customer Locations (X,Y coordinates) </li></ul><ul><li>Interface to Real-time AVL services </li></ul>
  12. 12. Planning, maps, reports...
  13. 13. Savings/Benefits <ul><li>Savings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Planning time reduction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fleet operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mileage reduction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Customer fill-in ratio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Overtime reduction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warehouse operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Optimized loading directions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved quality of customer service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved compliance to instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved sizing of the vehicle fleet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy of customer locations </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Return on Investment 02/09/09
  15. 15. Next Steps <ul><li>Required customer delivery data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer name or identifier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer street address (delivery address) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated time to perform the delivery at the customer site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery sequence number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery cycle start and end times (assume no overtime allowed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunch time and duration by vehicle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle capacity by vehicle type (estimated) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle kilometers per delivery cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What DigiMap will do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter the data into TourSolver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate your existing routes (produce equivalent trip-sheets) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimize the routes (produce revised trip-sheets) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation + Optimization = $avings </li></ul>02/09/09
  16. 16. Sample Outputs
  17. 17. Why Microsoft MapPoint ? Functionality and geographical coverage Integration capability Price Dynamic link with source file
  18. 18. Route Optimization
  19. 19. Tripsheet
  20. 20. Trip Display 02/09/09
  21. 21. Regional Dispatching 02/09/09
  22. 22. For more information, contact: Peter Luebke Senior GIS Manager DigiMap [email_address]