One driver, one van and one collection, delivery or service route. It’s about as straightforward as it can get. If anything goes wrong, from traffic and breakdowns to unexpected weather, all it takes is a single phone call to get things back on track. Scale that up to 10 drivers and things start to get more complicated. Keep scaling up and it becomes near impossible to track, plan and adapt your routes to meet the demands of your clients. That’s when route optimisation becomes essential and this needs software tailored to do the job. It needs RouteSmart.
What is RouteSmart?
RouteSmart refers to a suite of solutions that we at Integrated Skills designed to tackle the challenges facing industries from waste collection to utilities when it comes to route planning and optimisation. It includes RouteSmart for ArcGIS and RaaS (Routing as a Service).
What can RouteSmart for ArcGIS do for you?
Whether you have a city full of streets that need sweeping and washing, a borough of residents with recycling that needs collecting, or thousands of meters that need reading, RouteSmart for ArcGIS lets you create optimal strategic routes so you can meet the demands of your contracts.
But RouteSmart goes one step further, giving you the flexibility to create operational routes on-the-go in response to unexpected changes. You can also play out what-if scenarios to see how your fleet will cope using RouteSmart’s modelling feature.
All of this capability can be easily deployed on a PC on your premises, or on a externally hosted server. You can even automate elements of your route optimisation, freeing up more time for you to focus on your business. Whether it’s utilities route planning you’re after or any other route-dependent service, RouteSmart for ArcGIS makes it easy for you to put the most efficient routes in place.
What can RaaS do for you?
For complete peace of mind when dealing with low to medium density routes day-to-day, leave it to RaaS to optimise your operational routes on-the-go. This Cloud-based system can reduce man hours and distances travelled with dynamic routing, giving your bottom line a boost and helping you get a competitive edge.
Simply set your parameters, such as delivery time windows, start times and maximum driving hours, and let RaaS optimise your routes and balance the workload across your fleet.
RaaS is effective for small and large fleets alike, from 5 to 5000 vehicles, whether they are all of the same capacity and type, or whether your fleet comprises a diverse range of vehicles.
Can RouteSmart work for your industry?
RouteSmart has been tried, tested and deployed across a variety of industries and is designed to work effectively for multiple applications, including:
- collection of residential and commercial recycling, waste, food, and clinical matter
- winter maintenance, including snow ploughing, gritting and salting routes
- street cleansing, gully emptying, leaf collection and other services that require street-by-street coverage
- inspector and survey routing
- adult and child social care transportation
- meter reading, inspection, installation and maintenance routing
- parcel and postal deliveries and collections
- newspaper deliveries
- door drop deliveries.
If you’re not sure if RouteSmart is right for your service, our expert team will be happy to advise you.
The key features of RouteSmart give you back control over your fleet and we’re always improving those features. We continually update the software and use the latest map data, so you can enjoy superior route optimisation and route planning.
Get in touch with Integrated Skills today to request a demo of RouteSmart and discover exactly how this suite of solutions can benefit your business.
About Integrated Skills Limited
Integrated Skills, operating out of Romsey near Southampton, is a specialist provider of routing and route optimisation software, smartphone & tablet solutions, environmental management software, highways management software as well as environmental consultancy in the following sectors:
- Environmental service operations
- Highways service operations
- Parcel & post
- Newspaper deliveries
ISL is a partner of ESRI for the ArcGIS platform.
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