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Optrak launches new version of vehicle routing and scheduling software
Optrak announced the availability of the latest version of its vehicle routing and scheduling software. It allows companies to plan more efficient routes balancing customer service commitments with managing customer profitability.
Birmingham, England, 14th September: Optrak Distribution Software Ltd (http://www.optrak.co.uk)
Tim Pigden, Managing Director of Optrak stated, “Routing systems have been around since the 1980’s but there are still many companies relying on time consuming manual planning to build their vehicle routes. As a result they face higher costs and are missing out on many opportunities to increase transport efficiency. The new features in Optrak make it easier to gain greater insight into fleet operations, e.g. to see the profitability associated with each customer or order. Armed with this information more effective management decisions can be made with a view to reducing costs and increasing overall profitability.”
Optrak’s vehicle routing software (http://www.optrak.co.uk/
The waste industry is a classic example of how deploying a modern routing and scheduling system can benefit companies with complex transport requirements. With such challenges as planning multiple waste streams, dealing with compartmented tankers, high density of visit location and variable tipping rules, it can be a near impossible task for a transport planner to manually create efficient routes. The latest version of Optrak’s routing software allows waste companies to quickly analyse the value of picking up a bin compared to the profit for that customer for example.
Optrak is used in a variety of industries for daily scheduling (http://www.optrak.co.uk/
• Lower transport costs
• Increased resource utilisation
• Reduced impact on the environment and minimised carbon emissions
• Greater operational efficiency
Pigden concluded, “Every industry survey shows that the adoption of vehicle routing software is still relatively low despite the significant potential benefits they can deliver. We have seen our clients in the waste industry save substantial six figure sums and in other industries achieve up to £800 per day savings from medium sized transport fleets. Companies that are planning manually are typically spending far more than necessary on fuel and driver costs and I would encourage them to start looking at routing systems as a way of streamlining their operations during the difficult business climate that we currently face.”
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Optrak Distribution Software Limited has been supplying award winning vehicle routeing solutions for over 21 years. Optrak has a wealth of experience in creating flexible solutions to real business problems faced by companies operating transport and distribution fleets.
Deployment of Optrak typically leads to a reduction of between 5% and 15% of transport costs. Administration is streamlined. Mileage and fuel consumption are minimised. Transport utilisation is increased. Management information and control is increased.
Optrak has been chosen by many of the leading companies in Europe. Clients include Fuchs Lubricants, Menzies Distribution, Delivery Co, Total, 3663 and Matthew Clark Wholesale.