What differentiates good from bad routing plans?

Posted by Kevin De Meu on 30/07/2019

The most important thing for a route optimizing tool is delivering a good and realistic plan. In the past, we have already discussed how bad data quality can be recognized. In this blog, we will talk about how to avoid bad routing plans.

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The Future of Transport: Transport Sharing

Posted by Kevin De Meu on 14/02/2019

In our series of blogs about e-commerce, we have already discussed the impact and benefits of competitor cooperation. Today, resource sharing among competitors is a well-known phenomenon in many industries. For the highly competitive transport sector, optimized cooperation would be a market disruption that brings immense efficiency gains. We want to help the industry in reaching that potential.

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What will the German toll increase really cost you?

Posted by Bruno Bodson on 24/01/2019

In 2019 the toll rates for trucks on the German roads increased significantly. For transport companies, this cost item is no longer negligible and it may be worthwhile to think carefully about the way in which you send transport through Germany.

The fact that the toll rates for trucks in Germany rose considerably on the 1st of January 2019 is primarily due to a budgetary reason. The German government is struggling with financial shortages for the construction and maintenance of roads and hopes to drive the gap with higher toll rates. In return foreign transport companies get a better infrastructure, but that is not the only explanation. The German government also charges costs for noise pollution and environmental impact in the new rates.

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Route Optimization in a Service-Based Industry

Posted by Kevin De Meu on 13/12/2018

In the past, we have already seen that planning manually is not sufficient in transport-based industries. A tool in support can help planners and reduce costs significantly by combining the planners’ expertise with route optimization algorithms. In our experience, the transport industry is not the only industry that can benefit from route optimization software. On top of that, we see that companies can rise their revenues, just by using the right tools. 

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