Descartes Route Planner RS™ (Roadshow RS)

Descartes Route Planner RS™ builds optimal plans based on available routes, fleet resources, and field personnel including large and small sales and merchandising business

Descartes Route Planner RS™ builds optimal plans based on available routes, fleet resources, and field personnel including large and small sales and merchandising business

As part of the Descartes Delivery Management™ Suite, it is an easy-to-use, easy-to-deploy application with a proven track record of delivering results. It integrates with the strategic planning and dispatching functionality of the other Descartes routing applications.

Benefits

Descartes Route Planner RS helps reduce operating costs by:

  • Decreasing expediting costs and overtime charges
  • Enhancing fleet capacity utilisation
  • Improving time-window management
  • Minimising distance traveled, stop duration, and fuel usage
  • Reducing fleet size necessary to service orders
  • Enhance customer service and retention by facilitating arrival and departure times

 Features

  • Fixed or dynamic routing. Determines best resources (truck and route) to use, and recommends an order sequence. Users can select optimization criteria including lowest cost or shortest routes, or shortest distance between stops. Considers such factors as the cost per stop, route, and customer. Incrementally slots new orders.
  • Robust yield management. Enables users to achieve greater operational efficiencies by identifying and prioritizing the most profitable routes, orders, and customers. Improves
    truck utilization, time-window management for improved customer service, and drive time.
  • Constrained optimization. Considers customer requirements, contracts, and prospective business in route and resource assignments.
  • Provides insight. Allows businesses to evaluate the impact of new business opportunities and bid appropriately. Evaluates feasibility of servicing new business and new markets.
  • Geographic intelligence. Employs an extensive digital road network to support street-level optimization. Provides more accurate drive time calculations than traditional point-to-point estimates. Yields precise arrival estimates, route assignments, and performance metrics.
  • Flexible, rapid implementation. Uses a proven ability to rapidly integrate to both legacy and packaged solutions and can deliver a rapid return on investment typically in months, if not weeks.

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rePLANET

Joseph Mylie from rePLANET, the largest recycler in the state of California, describes the improvements his organization has seen since implementing Descartes Route Planner™ RS On-demand and Descartes Mobile™ to help manage their supply chain. rePLANET was looking for a robust routing solution to manage their large and complicated operation.