The company had previously put in place a routing optimization solution with a service provider, but it was only offering an approximate modelling of the truck loading constraints. The operational result was unsatisfactory, as the routes often proved to be unfeasible. Challenging the system in place made it possible:
- To design in synergy palletization, loading and routing;
- To take into account the constraints of volume consolidation and weight distribution while separating the order numbers;
- To minimize the traveled distances and the routes duration while respecting time windows;
- To fairly distribute the loads over the floor area while grouping the parcels with the same order numbers.
Atoptima’s solution is now deployed in production to the customer greatest satisfaction, happy to see that all aspects of his problem are now processed and optimized: parcel preparation, routing, truck loading and assignment of drivers to different rotations (with breaks taken into account).
The company is now able to deliver the best quality of service to its customers thanks to better filling rates and reduced traveled routes.