Every company participating in the global supply chain needs a well-considered distribution strategy. Controlling transportation costs is of crucial importance for the profitability of your company. The target is clear: supply every customer within the desired time window with a minimum of mileage and a maximum load factor of the trucks.
Fast and efficient fleet planning in one single-click
Considering the total physical distribution costs of a product, transportation costs account on average for 45%. Mathematical algorithms help you to solve this complicated puzzle: depending on the number of available trucks and a given set of drops/customers, you will find the optimal route for each truck with only one single-click.
If applicable, algorithms can take into account the collection of goods and/or the reverse logistics to further maximize the load factor of the trucks and minimize the number of empty mileages driven. Our algorithms run in the background and have a simple data handshake with your current software/ERP-package.
Next to our operational algorithms, a mathematical model can help you to assess the impact of one or more new distribution strategies. Is it appropriate to reduce or expand the fleet? What is the effect on the cost of adjusting the delivery frequency of your customer? Is it advisable to build an additional warehouse and to prefer decentralized delivery?
In short, by means of a mathematical model you get advanced quantitative insights into the consequences of your strategic decisions. Given the irreversibility of it, MoveteX is convinced that a mathematical model yields companies using them a significant competitive advantage over other companies not going beyond the rules of thumb.
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