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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.
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.
OptiFlow answers each of your distribution questions
Some say last mile logistics are the hardest; after all, your fleet is quite large and your drivers are doing multiple stops per route. Some customers are very specific about when deliveries are possible, which is an added complication. From experience, you know that selecting the right routes isn’t easy, but it makes an enormous difference between no (or a very small) margin and a significant one.
You’re planning full truck loads on a national or international level, you have some trucks of your own but also rely on a partner network. With your trucks and drivers you need to cover all of the orders while respecting the order along with truck and driver constraints. It's quite a puzzle to plan your drivers, cover the orders and get everything delivered in time. If you’ve been doing this manually or have a fixed plan, we just might have the silver bullet that can save you a lot of money.
Your company knows how complex the logistic puzzle gets: planning line-haul routes between distribution centers, last mile deliveries and pickups is complicated and time-consuming. To make it easier, many companies rely on shortcuts and rules of thumb, but these simple rules leave a lot of money on the table.
Organizing field services and delivering support pose their own challenges. For you, customer satisfaction is key, without running up excess costs. You invest a lot of time in planning, taking into account skillsets and equipment, so that the right staff members visit customers at the best moments. Rapid feedback at order intake is another essential requirement which allows you to inform customers correctly about planned visits.
“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.”
“CB increases visibility in its distribution process with Conundra. Three actionable improvements have been identified to realize more efficient transports."
"The Belgian retailer Colruyt Group has signed an agreement with Conundra, the expert in cracking complex distribution puzzles, to optimize the reverse flows. With this new planning tool Colruyt expects to save up to a quarter of its transports between their DC's."
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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.
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