Next-Generation Route Optimization
If you’re considering route optimization software for your fleet, this glossary provides an overview of common terms that you are likely to encounter. Whether you have an existing route optimization platform and are looking for alternatives or to add additional capabilities to supplement traditional routing, or if you’re looking to implement a routing solution for the first time , this should be a helpful reference.
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Route optimization software is used to automatically build and manage the most efficient route plans for delivery fleets and other logistics operations.
Route planning software, also referred to as ‘route optimization software,’ is used to build and manage the most efficient route plans for delivery fleets and other logistics operations.
Dynamic routing software algorithmically creates routes on the fly for fleets in order to maximize fleet efficiency and utilization. With dynamic routing, fleets can create new routes each day based on what orders come in, rather than using set routes that may not make sense week by week. Dynamic routing software can even adjust routes optimally throughout the day based on changes on the ground.
Real-time dynamic routing software allows for the reoptimization and optimal dispatching of routes based on changes during the delivery day. These changes can be delays that threaten delivery time windows or on-demand orders. With real-time dynamic routing fleets can make sure that on-demand orders are given to the best driver and optimally fit into their route sequence or re-sequence route stops to ensure time windows for high priority customers are met.
Autonomous dispatch and routing is an automated system for next-generation dispatching and routing for fleets of any type.
Delivery routing software enables fleet managers and operations teams to efficiently plan and manage deliveries.
Last-mile delivery refers to the last phase of getting a product or purchase to its final destination, often a customer’s residence or a direct to store delivery (DSD).
Final-mile delivery and last-mile delivery are interchangeable terms that refer to the last phase of getting a product or purchase to its final destination, often a customer’s residence.
Delivery notification software is used to let customers know when to expect their delivery, and often includes alerts and real-time tracking so customers can see route in progress..
Driver-tracking software gives fleet managers the ability to see driver locations in real time.