OptiFlow - Operational and Strategic Use

Posted by Louis D'hondt on 04/01/2018

Having a retrospective look at 2017, the multi-functional use of OptiFlow catches the eye. As the tool evolved, the power of the algorithm was maintained, new features have been added, the interface has evolved and new requirements are satisfied. 

We asked long-term Conundran Bart Gadeyne to focus briefly on the operational and strategic use of OptiFlow

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Less is more: The secret of KPIs in transport management

Posted by Dr. Ir. Steven De Schrijver on 21/11/2017

How to gain insights into the efficiency of your transport management? Once you decide to measure the system, you have a wide range of KPIs to choose from. How to make this choice, and which KPIs definitely deserve a place in the analysis?

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The Benefits of Geocoding

Posted by Louis D'hondt on 02/10/2017

In todays smartphone society, knowing who is where is considered normal. Who hasn't got a mobile phone? Everybody is constantly mapped, tracked and traced. You "check in", share your location, let the world know where you are. All that location-information is captured quite easily through geographical coordinates. These geographical coordinates typically consist of a latitude and a longitude. For people to interpret that stored location-information, these latitudes and longitudes are depicted on a map or translated into addresses. The process of translating latitudes and longitudes into addresses is called 'reverse geocoding'. Addresses are more interpretable for people. It's what we are used to and what we know.
When we want to feed that information into a system, these addresses are usually translated into geographical coordinates. That process is called geocoding. As adresses can be vague at times, proper geocoding is crucial. Needless to say that this is an understatement for transport industry.

In this blog, we'll illustrate the advantages of geocoordinates compared to addresses and why having a decent geocoding tool at your disposal is essential in transport industry.

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4 reasons why transporters hesitate investing in route optimization software

Posted by Louis D'hondt on 05/09/2017

When exploring the transport industry, we are shocked by the number of transport companies without planning software. We often ask ourselves why well-established values lack proper route optimization tools. Time and again, the added value through cost savings is demonstrated. If it is so obvious, how come so many experienced players opt to leave their money on the planning table

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Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance

Posted by Louis D'hondt on 10/08/2017

 

 

The phrase “proper planning prevents poor performance”, also known as the “5P's of success”, promotes the importance of planning for a successful outcome. In this article I want to show how those 5P’s can be applied to route optimization. Here's how you evaluate your route planning software by running through the 5P-checklist.

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Why an optimization tool is a planner's best bud!

Posted by Louis D'hondt on 08/08/2017

 

Nowadays, the fear of job-loss through technological evolution is a common feeling. As transport planning tools are on the increase, planners might fear alike.

However, for various causes, optimization software should be considered a support for a planner's work rather than a replacement of his work.

It's an opportunity and not a threat...

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Why investing in route optimization should be on your wish list?

Posted by Dieter Roman on 28/07/2017


Because it can save you money! But how do you start such a project or what considerations should be given? This is a vital business decision, and of course you want to be sure you’re making the right one. Get inspired and learn how you can keep your drivers happy and your planners motivated!

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8 great reasons why route optimization should be your top priority

Posted by Dieter Roman on 05/07/2017

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10 questions to scope your route optimization project

Posted by Dieter Roman on 17/03/2017

 

 

To get what you want, you need to accurately define. These 10 questions lead you to better understand your business needs for your route optimization project, and helps you break them down into detailed, specific requirements that everyone agrees on.

And, it's usually much quicker and cheaper to fix a problem or misunderstanding at the analysis stage than it is when the your solutions is up and running.

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Handling school buses more efficiently [Infographic]

Posted by Dieter Roman on 06/02/2017

Children attending primary school are something totally different from packages and goods, which made the project for the Dender school association very much a new type of logistical challenge.

For Joke Heerman, head of finance for the educational group, it was quite clear that a solution such as OptiFlow was required. The association is comprised of thirty schools in the region around Aalst, Belgium. That means every day many pupils have to be transported to and from schools, which are spread out over quite a large area. To do that required a fleet of 18 vehicles and Optiflow, our route opimization solution.

 

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