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Are You Interested In A New Way To Plan Your Delivery Routes?
There are many organizations that are still planning their routes manually every day.
Some use some simple web-based tools to visualize each route and some have no automated tools at all.
Choosing A GPS Vendor
Many organizations need to track their vehicles during the workday. And once the decision has been made to implement a tracking process, a vendor needs to be selected to provide this service.
But before there are answers, there must be questions. And the first one is what features are available from the various GPS vendors and what are the benefits provided?
The Case For Last Mile Dynamic Routing
Anyone that works in an organization with service technicians or delivery workers that drive to customer locations knows that there is always some planning that needs to be done each day to get the work done.
In the simplest case, a load planner prints out work tickets from a business application and gives them to the worker who will be doing the driving.
So what’s wrong with a completely manual process?
Reducing Expense and Improving Efficiency for Service and Product Delivery
Strategic Movements is a cloud-based service for route planning for both service technicians and product delivery.
It provides provable benefits to its users by reducing the labor expense of planning routes, by producing more efficient routes,
and by offering the capability to measure driver compliance in the execution of planned routes.
Productivity Tools for Last Mile Manual Routing
In addition to support for dynamic routes where work to vehicle assignments are made using an artificial intelligence process, and support for static routes where the assignments are made each day based on a master schedule, Strategic Movements also supports two types of manual route planning.
Manual route planning with Strategic Movements is useful for organizations that make deliveries of products or provide specialized services that cannot be automatically assigned using dynamic routes and do not recur on regularly scheduled basis.
Compliance Reporting For Last Mile Deliveries
Most businesses want to reduce overall transportation expenses as much as possible while maintaining their equipment well and providing the level of service that their customers expect.
For many businesses, a large part of the savings can be found using a software solution that makes intelligent decisions on assigning work to vehicles in the most cost-effective way. When the overall driving distance is reduced, so are fuel and other mileage-based maintenance costs. When the right assignments are made and the work is properly balanced, overtime costs are also reduced.
Tracking Work Progress With GPS
After route planning has been completed, tracking the execution of those planned routes is a very important part of the daily workflow for many organizations.
Strategic Movements provides two parts of the tracking process. First, it can upload the planned routes to a GPS provider using their application interface. Then, as that provider captures tracking data, Strategic Movements can request that data on a regular basis and update the worker or vehicle position and status on the Dispatch Board.
Automated Interface Between Dynamics GP and Strategic Movements
Organizations need a cost-effective way to deliver goods and services to a changing customer base
in these unsettled economic times. Yesterday’s customer may have gone out of business and another
one may be taking its place, but in a different location with different requirements.
Business process automation is all about getting the last mile planned efficiently,
reducing planning time and reducing transportation expenses.
GP Transfer is a codeless feature that requires no specialized installation or configuration on the GP side,
and can send data to Strategic Movements with minimal user interaction.
It is for ERP customers that want a simple, but powerful,
way to plan delivery routes using the data already maintained in their existing system.