Each year, Gartner analysts observe various markets and report on the leaders in those industries in order to better equip enterprise executives to make the right decisions and stay ahead of change.
Recently, Trimble MAPS was recognized in the 2020 Gartner Vehicle Routing and Scheduling Guide, particularly for it’s Appian software, which is specifically designed for the last-mile routing and dispatch markets. Appian incorporates strategic planning tools to design and manage fixed routes and daily editing tools to manage varying order volumes and capacity changes, both which are rooted in industry stand PC*MILER commercial data and routing.
How can using a routing and scheduling solution help your business?
As we see from the Gartner guide routing and scheduling is vital in today’s competitive landscape. Whether you’re needing to build master fixed routes that incorporate delivery time windows or need a more operational daily route planning tools that helps manage daily exceptions, varying order volumes, and capacity changes, a routing and scheduling solution can help reduce hours and miles while improving vehicle utilization. Even better, it allows businesses to control transportation spend and significantly improve customer service.
How does Appian optimize routes and schedules?
Route optimization is not just finding the path from point A to point B. Our solution is built on a 30 year trusted algorithm that considers all fleet constraints to optimize resources and territories. We analyze all relevant factors in order to provide the most optimal, efficient, and cost-effective route schedules, taking into account:
✔ Delivery-time windows and customer delivery schedules
✔ Total number and location of stops required on the route
✔ Fleet and vehicle capacity
✔ Resource to customer matching
✔ Driver schedules and delivery locations
✔ Minimizing total distance and work time
Is Appian ideal for you?
If you’re looking to control transportation spend, and provide superior customer service with a unified fleet routing and scheduling, dispatch, tracking and data analytics solution, then YES! Our enterprise grade solution is ideal for manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, private fleets, distributors & direct store delivery organizations.
Let us help you make the best business decisions. Contact us today, and Get a complementary routing analysis. Using customer constraints, delivery time windows, and more, we’ll run your routes through Appian’s routing and scheduling optimization software and provide a comparison of number of routes, miles, and cost. Let us help you discover areas of opportunity for your business.