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Route Optimization Reduces Labor Costs

Lately there have been quite a few articles written about labor shortages at the end of the pandemic. There is a shortage of qualified drivers which leads to driving positions not being filled and drivers working overtime to make all the needed deliveries.

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Visiting Customers On A Repeating Schedule

Although many of the people visiting the Strategic Movements website are looking for a route optimization solution, others are looking for a way to manage their recurring work. Strategic Movements is well suited for this type of organization which could be a paper shredding service, a medical specimen pickup service, a meals delivery service, or any other service where customers are visited on a regularly scheduled basis.

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Saving Time When Planning Routes

Time is money and time only marches on. Once a minute has passed, that minute is no longer available for any productive use. In the world of route planning, there are way too many opportunities to have unproductive minutes. Doing manual repetitive tasks or planning less than the best routes can yield quite a bit of time that could be spent elsewhere.

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A Day Not As Planned

What happens when the yesterday’s deliveries did not go as planned? How does this impact the deliveries that need to be made today? How do you deal with these unplanned extra stops?

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Planning For Route Optimization Implementation

Many larger organizations have adopted some type of route optimization software in the past. Many have had successful implementations and are happy with their vendor today. On the other hand, there have also been many cases where the results were not what was expected. And, in many of these cases, a considerable amount of time and money was spent before abandoning the implementation.

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How To Reduce Route Planning Costs

When discussing optimization when planning routes, trips, or loads, the first thing that comes to mind is that the optimized end result reduces transportation costs by a significant amount. But there are other savings to be gained as well. The time needed to plan those routes, trips, or loads can take quite a long time every day.

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