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What’s the best way to cut transport costs, especially at a time of high fuel prices? And how can I enhance route planning efficiency while at the same time reducing miles travelled, routes and vehicles needed and lowering CO2 emissions?
These may well be questions that you’ve been asking yourself. We have the answer: take your transport management capabilities to the next level with our unique and intelligent algorithm for automatic route calculation and planning. To deliver these optimizations we rely on Greenplan, one of the most powerful solutions in automated route optimization and scheduling. This technology can seamlessly integrate with any TMS. It enables you to automatically calculate your routes at the touch of a button, avoid unnecessary tours, and reap the benefits of precise ETA calculations that factor in traffic speeds at specific times of day. Why waste time calculating routes? Take advantage of our intelligent solution and request a benchmark today!
greater route planning efficiency
possible compared to standard solutions
reduction of CO² emissions
in the supply chain
for your agreed delivery times (ETA)
Planning meets reality: Greenplan takes time-of-day-dependent traffic flow speeds into account during planning - this guarantees optimal planning of stops and adherence to the specified time windows. Driving times can vary per day due to ongoing traffic. The Greenplan algorithm calculates with travel times that are dependent on the time of day. To achieve this, it has realistic, historical data - at specific road level and at 5-minute intervals, 288 times per day.
Companies reliant on fixed regions or geo-zones in their route planning benefit from optimal handling times due to tours being divided into set areas. The advantage of this approach is that drivers know the area, saving a great deal of time. The drawbacks, however, include much longer driving times due to longer routes, as well as having more vehicles on the road.
For companies that don’t want to give up having fixed regions or geo-zones, we offer a solution that combines the benefits of both fixed and dynamic regions. With overlapping districts, the advantages of having a clear division into postal code regions or borders are combined with the benefits of dynamic planning, with the borders extended in a sensible manner. The overlap with adjacent regions offers the optimum compromise between customer- and route dependent handling times as well as the ideal journey times.
The fully dynamic planning approach, which is not dependent on geographical borders, allows you to efficiently utilise your fleet’s loading capacity. Delivery areas can therefore be optimised as a whole. The benefits include punctual deliveries, the shortest route in each case and the fully automated assignment of orders to tours.
The choice is yours – refine the optimal route simulation with the aid of weighted factors and save your own scenarios as templates for use in future calculations. The process involves simultaneously calculating and comparing various scenarios.
Are you active in transport management? Or do you have a large fleet of vehicles to reach your customers quickly as part of your service? No matter how large your fleet is or which customer segment you serve - Greenplan offers a solution for your requirements for efficient route planning in the following sectors:
Parcel and courier services are among the most demanding industries, acting as the beating heart of the economy. Greenplan helps them to drive down operating costs and ensure on-time deliveries.Greenplan Case Studies
Having greater flexibility is always a good thing – service, repairs and expert assistance can be planned with the aid of Greenplan. Optimised tour planning saves time and resources while also enhancing customer satisfaction.Field Service Case Study
Greenplan helps companies to optimize their supply chain processes. The intelligent algorithm facilitates challenging just-in-time deliveries, especially in complex LTL networks.Freight and Parcel Logistics Case Study
The Greenplan software supports retailers and delivery companies with its optimal routing and stop sequence solution – especially in dense urban areas.Food Retail Case Study
Greenplan enables online marketplaces and their logistics subsidiaries to leverage improved routing solutions for their own delivery and LTL fleets.Greenplan Case Studies
Greenplan is the product of over 50 years of mathematical expertise and 75 years of logistics experience. It’s a solution that fully meets the sustainability, flexibility and efficiency requirements of today’s world. The intelligent algorithm was developed by scientists at the mathematics research institute of the University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn) in cooperation with DHL. It is driving sustainable logistics – both now and in the future.