Dynamic routing software was developed to provide fleets manage routes and optimize operations. Traditional routing methods for fleets include creating static routes on a quarterly or yearly basis that do not change. However, dynamic routing software chooses driver’s routes based on the delivery location and the closest driver. Dynamic routing helps to ensure on-time delivery and improve customer satisfaction. Wise Systems’ dynamic route planning software considers many different factors while planning routes, including new orders, driver availability, time windows, load constraints, traffic weather, and more. Every day our software develops a new route sequence for fleet drivers based on these factors.
What are the Benefits of Dynamic Routing Software?
With Wise System’s dynamic route planning software, companies are able to improve operations, gain insights on fleets, and fulfill customer expectations. Read more about the advantages of dynamic route planning software:
Increase On-Time Deliveries:
Wise Systems’ routing software will consider many factors before picking out routes. The software will pick out the most optimal routes and update with alternative routes if there is traffic or other issues. Because of this, drivers’ routes will have fewer delays and more on-time deliveries.
Estimated Time of Delivery:
With dynamic route planning software, fleets are able to provide customers with more accurate delivery information. Since drivers’ routes are planned thoroughly, the software can provide customers with more precise and reliable information about ETAs. This software also allows for more communication between drivers and customers, with updates on delays or other important information.
Reduce Last-Mile Costs:
Because our dynamic routing software will schedule and choose optimal routes for drivers, dispatchers and fleet managers will be able to spend less time building and planning the routes themselves. This will allow dispatchers and managers to have more time to review insights and driver performance that can improve operational efficiency. With dynamic routing software choosing the quickest and most efficient routes, the costs of fuel and vehicle maintenance will be lowered.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you do dynamic routing?
Next-generation routing software makes dynamic routing possible. Modern, automated routing software builds new route plans every day based on that day’s orders. It eliminates the need to have deliveries on fixed dates, which can be inefficient and costly. For each day, these modern software platforms can calculate the most efficient route between multiple points, taking into account a variety of real-time and pre-defined variables.
Dynamic routing software typically uses sophisticated algorithms and data inputs such as:
- Traffic, weather, and road conditions
- Delivery locations
- Vehicle capacity
- Delivery windows
- Driver constraints
- …and other variables
And, if there are new orders coming in, throughout the day, the dynamic routing software can accommodate those on-demand additions, as well. The best systems also offer real-time adjustments to continuously monitor and update routes based on changing conditions to ensure efficiency and on-time performance. .
How does dynamic routing software adapt to real-time changes in traffic, weather, and other external factors?
Dynamic routing software uses live data feeds, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning to adapt to real-time changes. For traffic conditions, it uses data from various systems of record and integrations with other data providers such as:
- GPS systems
- Traffic sensors
- Real-time traffic updates.
It also integrates weather data, allowing it to reroute deliveries in response to adverse weather conditions. These adjustments happen automatically, ensuring the most efficient route is always being used.
What’s the difference between dynamic routing and static routing software?
Static routing software creates fixed daily routes based on a list of customers that will be serviced in a given day. For most fleets that operate with static routing, Every Monday includes the same set of stops for each vehicle, and the same is true for each subsequent day in the week. The downsides of this approach are typically around fleet utilization.
On the other hand, dynamic routing software builds routes around that day’s orders, ensuring that the route only includes stops that need to be serviced. After all, why make a stop just because it’s scheduled if there’s not a delivery required. This more flexible approach is typically more efficient and cost-effective, but requires sophisticated software capable of supporting dynamic operations.
Is dynamic routing software better than static routing?
Dynamic routing software is more modern and flexible, and can lead to more efficient and cost-effective deliveries because only manages the actual deliveries that are in the system and can add on-demand deliveries throughout the day, if needed.
On the other hand, static routing is more traditional and may be adequate for some fleets. So, while dynamic routing can be more efficient, whether it’s “better” will depend on the specific needs of the operation.
Some automated dispatching and routing software solutions, such as Wise Systems, support a hybrid approach, enabling companies to blend static stops with dynamic stops. This approach can be the winning mix for some fleets or an interim step for fleets that are moving to dynamic routing, but that want to take it in increments.