Using GP Transfer

Andrew discusses GP Transfer which allows you to send sales transaction data from Microsoft Dynamics GP to Strategic Movements by printing it using the GP Transfer report template which automatically sends the transaction to Strategic Movements for further processing.

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Using QuickBooks With Strategic Movements

QuickBooks is the first choice for an accounting application for small and medium size businesses. The QuickBooks store has many add on modules and Strategic Movements is the one for organizations needing route optimization and dispatching capabilities.

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Using GPS To Improve Driver Compliance

One of the key reasons for using a route optimization application is the ability to use a GPS application for tracking, and then to compare the actual route driven with the route that was planned. Route optimization can save anywhere from 10 to 30 percent in overall transportation expenses every day, but these savings only can be achieved when the driver follows the route given.

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Route Optimization Reduces Costs

Businesses are always in the process of reducing costs. Last mile product delivery is one place where costs can be reduced. Any business that does not use some type of route optimization or dynamic routing is leaving money on the table.

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Route Optimization Using The Daily Process

There are many ways to use Strategic Movements and one of the most common is take the work that needs to be done and to match each to a driver or vehicle so that the overall transportation cost is minimized. The simplest and easiest to use is the Daily Process.

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Take A Look

Now that the election is over, and your email inbox won’t be getting the frequent solicitations from the party or candidate of your choice, the Strategic Movements team would like to offer you something different: our new website. Over the past few weeks, we have been working on ways to tell our story better and we feel that the new website tells it effectively. We are combining it with new emails for our blog and video posts and are actively promoting with social media.

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Why Dynamic Routing?

Although Strategic Movements may be used as a manual dispatching tool, or to maintain and dispatch master schedules of static routes, it provides the greatest savings when used for dynamic routing. Dynamic routing, also known as automated routing or autonomous routing is the technique where the work of a human route planner, load planner or trip planner is done by a computer process.

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The Case for Automated Tools for Route Planning

The history of mankind is full of cases where a tool is discovered or invented, and that tool is used to make some task easier or more efficient, or both. From tools as simple as picks and shovels, to looms and sewing machines, to automobiles and airplanes, ways have been found to complete a task in less time than had been required before. So why are so many things still done in an inefficient manner?

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Configuring Strategic Movements

There are several ways to use Strategic Movements: as a dispatching tool with a load planner making the assignments manually, as a scheduling and dispatching tool for organizations using a master schedule of static routes, and as a scheduling and dispatching tool with an automated assignment process. Each of these ways provides a specific feature set. In addition, another extended feature, GPS+, is also available. Specific features can be enabled or disabled. When configuring Strategic Movements, a decision needs to be made whether or not to enable a specific feature.

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