Powerful Opportunity – Fleet Intelligence + Automated Routing
For last-mile delivery fleets, every technology investment needs to deliver outsized results and bottom-line impact. In many cases, last-mile operators select telematics and routing/dispatching solutions individually. However, when combined and tightly integrated, there’s exponentially more power and value to be had.
With a new integration and partnership, IntelliShift and Wise Systems are delivering a Fleet Intelligence solution that combines IntelliShift’s Fleet Intelligence platform with Wise Systems’ delivery automation platform. It’s a powerful opportunity to leverage AI dash cams and new sources of fleet data to further enhance routing and dispatching, and to improve overall fleet performance. By integrating IntelliShift’s telematics data with Wise Systems’ delivery automation platform, last-mile operations now have access to a highly accurate and reliable fleet intelligence platform to power next-level delivery automation.
Let’s look at what automated routing and dispatching and fleet intelligence offer individually and collectively.
Automated Routing and Dispatching
Automated routing and dispatching involves using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to automatically plan and optimize routes based on a variety of factors, including order volumes, customer time windows, delivery locations, vehicle capacity, driver availability, historical and current traffic, as well as weather and more.
As industry-wide order volumes surge, automated routing has numerous advantages over manual routing processes. First, automated routing and dispatching software processes vast amounts of data in real-time, eclipsing even the most skilled human routers’ ability to plan. And, by using a mix of data sources, the automated system can make more informed decisions based on a variety of inputs while merging in real-time data. This allows these systems to adapt to changing conditions, automatically rerouting vehicles in response to unexpected events like traffic jams, accidents or even delays at a previous stop. The result is reduced delivery times, lower fuel costs, and increased on-time performance which, in turn, improves customer service.
An additional benefit of automated routing is that it optimizes vehicle usage, ensuring that each vehicle is being used to its maximum potential. By taking into account factors such as vehicle capacity and delivery priorities, automated routing maximizes fleet utilization, helping to ensure that vehicles and drivers are being used efficiently.
In addition to efficiency, automated routing can also help improve safety by taking into account driver behavior and vehicle performance data. By analyzing data from GPS trackers, telematics devices, and other sensors, automated routing algorithms can identify potential safety risks and suggest alternative routes or driving strategies to reduce the risk of accidents.
On the road is where many issues arise as drivers are executing their delivery days. Along the way, they’re gathering a variety of data. IntelliShift’s AI dash cams and telematics data offer businesses highly valuable data they need to make informed decisions about their fleet. With this data, businesses get real-time insights into location, speed, and performance of their drivers, and can make proactive decisions to mitigate any issues that might arise. In addition, the information gathered helps managers:
- Swiftly anticipate and address any potential problems that may occur.
- Gain a comprehensive overview of route execution.
- Optimize fleet efficiency while maintaining exceptional customer service.
- Reduce the risk of accidents
- Preventative maintenance, DTC code, visual inspections and other issues captured automatically to prevent unexpected breakdowns.
For more information on the benefits of a fleet intelligence program go to Intellishift.com/products.
A Powerful Partnership
With this new partnership, Wise Systems and IntelliShift are addressing the needs of last-mile operators who value visibility, data-driven insights and on-time performance. In addition, the integration between the two solutions enhances customers’ last-mile ecosystems with seamless integrations that streamline the movement of meaningful data across the entire last-mile continuum.
The Wise Systems and IntelliShift solution combines Dispatcher from Wise Systems with Intellishift telematics device data to offer an extended fleet intelligence platform featuring real-time status updates and on-demand dispatching. Data from IntelliShift’s devices enhances features within Wise Systems, including auto-arrive and auto-depart capabilities, and even more precise vehicle-location data.
The combination of fleet intelligence and automated routing can be a powerful tool for businesses looking to optimize their fleet operations. By collecting and analyzing real-time data and leveraging AI and machine learning algorithms, businesses can make more informed routing decisions, reduce fuel costs, improve delivery times, optimize vehicle usage, and enhance safety. As the transportation industry continues to evolve, businesses that adopt automated routing as part of their fleet intelligence strategy will be better positioned to stay competitive and meet the needs of their customers.
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