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.
Strategic Movements can find low-cost routing solutions for more complicated distribution problems, like those facing shippers, or for freight brokers working for those shippers.
The owners of smaller fleets have been underserved by the providers of route optimization software for a long time. We are offering a very simple solution that requires little training and may be used by the existing route planning staff.
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.
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?
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.
Good communications is more than just a two way street where a dispatcher can carry on a conversation with a driver in the field. It also is a way to send data back and forth which can be turned into useful operational information.
Andrew explains how Strategic Movements is for optimizing product delivery routes. The video includes a discussion on what factors are used in the optimization process and a demo showing data uploading, changing jobs before assignment, the assignment process, and changing assignments before printing.
Walzik, Inc today announced the Strategic Movements QuickBooks Interface, a connection between QuickBooks Online and Strategic Movements, their web application for route planning, scheduling, and dispatching.
Andrew explains how to use the Upload Robot, an easy way to import data from almost any application into Strategic Movements in this two minute video.