At the core of vehicle routing lies the capacitated vehicle routing problem, meaning we need to deliver goods to different customers at different locations. Each customer needs a certain volume and the trucks have a limited capacity. Due to the complexity of the issue, it can’t be solved optimally and there are, naturally, time restraints.
OptiFlow offers a high value, accurate and lightning fast solution. In close collaboration with KUL, several world records have been broken with OptiFlow: it is faster and more precise than even the best academic algorithms.
OptiFlow breaks world records in distribution planning
This stage allows you to either create a new plan, or continue with an existing strategy. This is a chance to look at your orders and vehicles in detail, specifically their individual characteristics.
Upload the orders you want to plan (or reuse an existing order set) and all of their specific needs such as time windows, the drivers’ skills, order size and whether it’s for pickup or delivery. You can also edit all these orders immediately where needed and use flexible tags to customize your orders.
Upload a vehicle set or reuse an existing one and include their features such as capacity limit, maximum time spans, costs and the skills or other limitations of the vehicles. A flexible vehicle tag system gives the user all the necessary freedom.
Here you can indicate which orders can be served by which vehicles based on the order and vehicle tags. This can be used to show whether an order needs a driver with specific skills for example.
OptiFlow stands out in every way
Conundra’s powerful OptiFlow SAAS focuses on all parts of your logistic puzzle. The problem is not adapted to the tool, but the tool adapted to the problem, resulting in breakthrough results: guaranteed savings and Return on Investment (ROI), day after day.
OptiFlow© and its dazzling speed gives you the answer in minutes - the bigger your complexity, the larger the savings we can create for you. We believe that the superfast speed is a vital part to achieving cost efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Have a look at some amazing savings that our existing customers have enjoyed last quarter:
Guarding your savings
We know cost saving is one of the primary drivers for our customers. As we treasure your concerns, Conundra has developed its 3PMA© methodology to consistently have a focus on cost and it is at the core of OptiFlow and the services we deliver. Of course we will respect the legal regulations and service level agreements, aware that for each customer, these are different. A central theme in 3PMA is to measure and monitor on a daily basis.
3PMA consists of 5 measuring points:
The cost before OptiFlow © was being used (P1).
The cost we predict to achieve based upon a simulation with OptiFlow© (P2).
The cost of the daily planning as given by OptiFlow© (P3).
The cost of the daily planning after manual adaptations by planners or dispatchers (M)
Daily costs, these are also seen in profit & loss statements (A).
With 3PMA © Conundra performs these tasks:
For each of these tasks we will provide a daily follow up and a monthly analysis. We know that benefits are only made if they are seen in the P&L. We will measure this the first month and every month after, again and again. We treasure your cost savings.
“CB increases visibility in its distribution process with Conundra. Three actionable improvements have been identified to realize more efficient transports."
Conundra's views on logistics
The Essers transport model as we know it today requires a fast response time and a custom made solution. With the development of this new system together with Conundra we can handle this complexity.