Now that the primary heating season is over for most of the United States, it may be time to think not about how to make oil and propane deliveries, but how to do them more efficiently the time around. Much of the delivery of home heating fuel is dynamic; that is, orders are placed when fuel is needed and the supplier has to then plan a route and schedule the delivery.
Walzik announces a risk free evaluation of their route planning, scheduling and dispatching application, Strategic Movements, used to plan more effective routes for both service technicians and product delivery.
Today’s blog post comes from Abe Eshkenazi, the CEO of the Association for Supply Chain Management who has a lot to say about the supply chain disruptions we are all facing today.
As I am writing this, there has been a steady stream of updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus and its spread throughout the world. There have been quite a few disruptions already with travel and exhibitions cancelled, and people being quarantined around the world. But what effect does this have on a medium size business that either makes product deliveries or has service technicians making visits on a daily basis? And what can be done in the longer term to reduce the costs incurred by last minute routing and scheduling changes?