Breaking world records

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.

With Conundra’s OptiFlow you can solve your complex distribution puzzle in 5 easy steps:

OptiFlow routing software, step 1 PlanningStep 1 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. 

OptiFlow routing software , step 2 OrdersStep 2 Orders:

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.

OptiFlow routing software , step 3 VehiclesStep 3 Vehicles:

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.

OptiFlow routing software, step 4 ConstraintStep 4 Constraints:

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 routing software, step 5 Optimize & AdjustStep 5 Optimize & adjust:

Your routes are being optimized on the fly. You can see how they are improving: every second the kilometers and the costs decrease. You can pause the optimization, fix an aspect of a route, manually reallocate orders and continue the optimization again and the results can be exported to Excel.
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World record-breaking results
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It adapts to your problem
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It offers cost savings and self-learning
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Customer savings

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:   

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 first two (Previous and Predicted) are measured and calculated at the start, and this will remain our point of comparison throughout
  • The last three (Planned, Manual Adaptations and Actual) are measured daily. These will reveal whether the full potential of cost saving is realized. If not, it will indicate why not

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The cost before OptiFlow © was being used (P1).

Conundra-3PMA-logo.pngPredicted:

The cost we predict to achieve based upon a simulation with OptiFlow© (P2).

Conundra-3PMA-logo.pngPlanned:

The cost of the daily planning as given by OptiFlow© (P3).

Conundra-3PMA-logo.pngManual:

The cost of the daily planning after manual adaptations by planners or dispatchers (M)

Conundra-3PMA-logo.pngActual:

Daily costs, these are also seen in profit & loss statements (A).

With 3PMA © Conundra performs these tasks:

  • Determine potential (P2-P1) through a Proof of Concept, only if this potential is large enough will we move on to the next step       
  • Measure costs daily and increase cost savings       
  • Is Planned (P3) still aligned with Predicted (P2)?       
  • Do we lose some potential due to manual adaptations (M)?
  • Are the actuals (A) close to the planned costs?

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.

To view OptiFlow in action, click the video below
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“CB increases visibility in its distribution process with Conundra. Three actionable improvements have been identified to realize more efficient transports."

Arjan de Jong    process- & implementation manager CB
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CB increases visibility in its distribution process with Conundra

Three actionable improvements have been identified to realize more efficient transports.

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