Planning & Optimisation
Our Planning & Optimisation product supports operators to plan quickly and accurately to achieve a lower cost of completion. It offers a seamless interface with the full Microlise suite of products, particularly our Journey Management solution.
Planning and Optimisation allows customers to plan routes more effectively and make informed planning decisions based on validated information that minimises the need for manual intervention.
Its flexible algorithm can also be adjusted to address common issues around delays, bottlenecks and last-minute orders and allows planners to visualise when a plan is fully optimised against a number of run-time KPIs.
Reduce planning time
Reduce planning time, manual intervention and accommodate last-minute orders
Improve fleet efficiency
Improve fleet efficiency, utilisation and customer service
Minimise costs, mileage, fuel usage and environmental impact
Planning & Optimisation has been designed to support flexibility. As it is faster than other optimisation tools currently available, it allows planners to generate a plan in minutes. It factors in a wide range of critical variables which minimise staff input and allows for the inclusion of last-minute consignments, at a much later point in the day.
Allocated jobs and all appropriate resources are clearly displayed on a timeline. Unallocated jobs are highlighted, allowing planners to shuffle jobs using drag and drop functionality and re-spin entire plans – or simply selected routes.
Visualise KPI Run-Time
A unique visualisation feature allows planners to monitor the progress of the algorithm while it is calculating an optimal plan. Run time KPIs, including the number of orders assigned/unassigned, vehicles used, available drivers, planned distance, duty time and total planned delays are monitored, allowing users to stop the algorithm when KPIs reach an acceptable level.
Planning & Optimisation Output
Single routes or an entire plan can be viewed on a timeline or map. When complete, the plan can be fed into Journey Management with a single click for forward execution, or can be downloaded in CSV format.
The system also provides additional information around KPIs, utilisation, cost/revenue and detailed execution analysis for cross-comparison with the original plan.