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Route/Load Planning, Transportation Analytics

By
Syntelic Solutions Corporation

Syntelic is a provider of software-based solutions designed to make the distribution process more efficient and reliable. We focus on the outbound problem, because that’s typically where most of the cost resides, but we also integrate the inbound challenges where we see opportunities for synergy

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Workflow & Productivity
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TMS
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Overview

Route Planning is a full-featured routing and scheduling system. Whether you have outbound deliveries, backhauls, pick-n-drop, or operate using master routes or dynamic routes, Syntelic’s Route Planning product will meet your requirements. Route Planning integrates directly with Transportation Analytics to use actual history to provide the best estimates for delivery service times, drive time, and driving distance. The Dispatch Planning extension provides a resource scheduler for your daily operations. It can handle local routes, overnight layover runs, or multi-day teams. Dispatch Planning assigns drivers within DOT hours-of-service constraints and assigns tractors and trailers without double scheduling and without overlapping maintenance schedules. 

Transportation Analytics is the visibility engine for transportation. It collects your planned routes, your actual routes, and whatever else you want to track about your distribution operations, and provides you with the ability to hone in on just the information you need when you need it. Analytics employs a wide variety of dashboards, scorecards, charts, drill-downs, filters, and sorting and summarizing techniques to drive your information needs. 

Load Planning occupies a unique spot in the outbound workflow. After you’ve planned your routes, and determined which orders will be serviced by each route, and what the stop sequence will be, you need to determine where every case will be stored on each vehicle. To do this, you most likely need to juggle many constraints. You may have multiple compartments, side doors, products that shouldn’t be mixed, certain customers that can’t be mixed with others, and so on. You may work with a mixture of full pallet, layer and case pick operations. You probably work with a variety of sequencing constraints based on product availability, stop sequence, customer unloading requirements, and warehouse workflow. Load Planning sorts through all of these requirements, and dynamically builds the best plan individually for each outbound load, ensuring that the load will work when it hits the dock.

Features

Route Planning

  • State-of-the-art routing algorithm with interactive map-based user
  • Local or long-distance routing
  • Outbound delivery and inbound backhaul routing
  • Master routing, dynamic routing, and hybrid routing to meet all routing scenarios

Transportation Analytics

  • DOT compliant driver assignments
  • Ad hoc reporting - no ‘canned reports'
  • Flexible external data importing for things like route/stop level OS&D reporting and route profitability
  • DOT compliant driver assignments
  • Ad hoc reporting - no ‘canned reports'
  • Flexible external data importing for things like route/stop level OS&D reporting and route profitability reporting, the sky's the limit

Load Planning

  • Use your business rules to create clear and concise dynamic ‘Load Diagrams’ for how to load each trailer
  • Build warehouse and driver efficient multi-temp/multi-compartment load plans or single compartment load plans in a matter of seconds
  • Calculate axle weights to avoid overweight loads
Benefits

Route Planning

  • Lower expenses and improve customer service through more efficient route schedules
  • Build customer complaint routes to ensure on-time deliveries
  • “What if” routing scenarios for future business modeling

Transportation Analytics

  • Comprehensive visibility into all aspects of delivery operation
  • Ad hoc plan vs actual reporting
  • Mileage, fuel, idle, and OS&D reduction through better management
  • No longer limited by ‘canned reports’
  • Ad hoc reporting - no ‘canned reports'
  • Manage by exceptions using 80/20 rules

Load Planning

  • Reduce or eliminate load mapping time in office and loading time on the dock
  • Reduce damage claims due to better selection and loading plan
  • Consistent load methodology
  • Confidently Increase trailer capacity
  • Avoid late deliveries by eliminating reworking overweight loads prior to dispatch
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