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Streamline End-to-End Route Management With Cloud-Based Routing and Scheduling Software

Streamline End-to-End Route Management With Cloud-Based Routing and Scheduling Software


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Streamline End-to-End Route Management With Cloud-Based Routing and Scheduling Software

May 10, 2023

Aptean Staff Writer
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The life of a fleet manager isn’t an easy one.

In a typical day, you’re responsible for managing and coordinating the movement of goods and products from one location to another. To do that—and do it successfully—you must plan and schedule routes, dispatch drivers and vehicles, track deliveries, ensure deliveries are made on time and to the correct location, maintain employee satisfaction and then some.

It’s a long and stressful list of to-dos.

Fleet managers like you are constantly challenged to optimize routes, reduce costs and improve delivery times. This involves finding the most efficient routes to take, adjusting routes based on traffic conditions and ensuring that vehicles are loaded with the right amount of cargo to maximize capacity.

To help with these logistics complexities, you need real-time visibility, processes to maximize efficiency and a system that allows for flexibility and agility.

Look no further than Aptean Routing & Scheduling Paragon Edition.

Aptean's cloud-based routing and scheduling software was built specifically with you in mind—helping you to overcome your most pressing route management challenges while making your day-to-day and month-to-month easier and better. That means using a solution made to streamline your-end-to-end route management.

The Biggest Benefits of Cloud-Based Routing & Scheduling Software

Reduced Planning Time to Focus on More Pressing Tasks

With robust, cloud-based routing and scheduling software, your organization can reduce planning costs through time and energy savings by up to 30%.

Routing and scheduling software's advanced algorithms make it easy to optimize routes in mere minutes, taking into account variables such as delivery quantities, time windows, vehicle fleet sizes and driver shifts.

With more efficient routing, your employees can focus on more critical tasks, like customer service, research and development and business-growth initiatives, while potentially unlocking savings on labor costs.

More Efficient Routes for Cost Savings and Enhanced Customer Experiences

Aptean Routing & Scheduling Paragon Edition‘s advanced algorithms have been refined and improved over the last 30 years using deep industry expertise. This software is purpose-built with your logistics and operations teams in mind.

Over the last year, fuel prices have reached record highs. When there’s a traffic jam or a driver makes stops in an inefficient order, that’s more driving. More driving means more gas and more stress on your trucks. Using Aptean’s advanced route planning software has the functionality and built-in features that can help save on fuel costs and prevent wear and tear on your vehicles.

With Aptean routing and scheduling software, you can accommodate different vehicle types. For example, you can use smaller vehicles for urban routes, and reserve larger vehicles for long-haul deliveries—resulting in even more cost savings.

To put this into perspective, consider that the average cost per mile for a truck is $2.90. If a 50-truck fleet running 3 million miles a year can reduce mileage by 5% using routing software, it could save up to $435,000 in fuel expenses. Additionally, route planning software can help you reduce overall transportation planning costs by 30%—that's a significant amount of money that could be redirected toward improving your business operations, investing in new equipment or hiring additional staff. By using cloud-based routing and scheduling software, you can unlock these savings and help ensure that your fleet operates at maximum efficiency.

Additionally, with a routing and scheduling solution, you have the opportunity to make your delivery operations more eco-friendly. The software's green routing capabilities eliminate unnecessary mileage and reduce your carbon footprint.

Lastly, but certainly not least, more efficient routes mean more accurate estimated times of arrival (ETAs). This enhances the customer experience, making them more likely to repeat shop with that vendor.

Real-Time Visibility to Make Fast, Informed Decisions

As a fleet manager, you understand the importance of having visibility and control over your transportation operations. With our solution, you can monitor actual driver progress and behavior against the route plan. Doing so enables the home office to ensure drivers are actually following the route plan, keeping customers informed of any changes to their ETAs and monitoring conditions to tweak future route plans so they're more accurate to the real-world conditions that drivers face.

You can also connect all departments within your company, ensuring alignment and collaboration. With our routing and scheduling solution, you and your team can monitor and make changes to routes, schedules and orders in a timely manner, to meet your needs.

Not only does this real-time visibility allow you to better manage your fleet and operations, but it also provides your customers with a more reliable service. With accurate and timely ETAs, you can help provide your customers with peace of mind and build trust in your brand.

Additional Benefits of a Cloud-Based Routing and Scheduling Solution

If you’re ready to accelerate your distribution business’s digital transformation, Aptean has provided The Road Map to Digital Transformation to help you hit the road to modernizing your logistics operations.

One of the greatest benefits of using Aptean Routing & Scheduling Paragon Edition is that it can make your business safer and more agile; in addition to reduced planning time, optimized routes and real-time visibility, cloud-based routing and scheduling software is a robust solution that makes work easier for transportation operation managers.

When implemented via the cloud on the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, Aptean Routing & Scheduling Paragon Edition empowers:

  • Scalability: Easily accommodate more vehicles, routes and customers as your business expands.

  • Automatic updates: Automatically push updates and new features to all users to ensure that everyone is using the most up-to-date version of the software.

  • Integrations: Streamline the coordination of deliveries to retail partners by integrating with advanced enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, like our food ERP software. This system establishes a link between the warehouse, the last-mile shipper and clients, making the entire shipping process more efficient.

What’s more, a cloud hosting setup from Aptean also affords your operations enhanced data protection and stronger cybersecurity, as our dedicated IT professionals provide backups and consistent monitoring to keep your system healthy.

Overcome Your Challenges with Aptean's Cloud-Based Routing and Scheduling Solution

A cloud-based routing and scheduling solution can streamline and optimize end-to-end route management for your distribution business.

Aptean Routing & Scheduling Paragon Edition enables you to exceed customer expectations with reduced planning time for optimized allocation of resources, better routes for greater efficiency and real-time visibility to make fast, informed decisions.

Ready for a route management solution designed to streamline your distribution and delivery business end-to-end? Contact us or reach out for a personalized demo.

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