What if we told you that by optimizing your route, you could get an entire day back? And that your customers and your employees would be much more satisfied with you as a whole. All while increasing your company’s revenue. Seems like a win-win for everyone, doesn’t it?!
Companies like UPS have implemented a route optimization feature into their business model, saving as much as $50,000,000 in fuel, vehicle maintenance and time, while gaining back 206,000,000 minutes of idling time (Forbes magazine). NPR has a great story covering UPS and the field worker of the future. Click here to listen.
In a society where time is money, why would you waste time when you could be making money?
To see for ourselves how much of a difference this type of tool makes, we decided to play dispatcher for the day. We took a typical schedule for a property development group that was initially done by hand and optimized it.
Schedule Before Optimization
Schedule After Optimization
What did we find out?
By using route optimization, we were able to condense a 6-day workweek into a 5-day workweek. Driving distance was reduced by 26%, drive time was reduced by 20%, workday duration was reduced by 7% and driving distance was reduced by 11%.
An underpinning benefit of route optimization is the positive impact that it has on a company’s employees and customers which inevitability improves the success of the company.