Is It Time to Take a New Approach to Route Planning?

Planning delivery routes is time consuming. There are many variables to take into consideration before you have your vehicles depart for the day - and you’re often working against the clock.

You’re rushing to build a plan that takes into account driver availability, vehicle characteristics, time constraints - among other requests. Plus, there are always uncontrollable issues that pop-up.

Keeping your routes efficient and increasing on-time arrivals might seem like a challenge - but it doesn’t have to be. While every day comes with a new set of challenges to overcome, there’s an easier solution to help you manage the chaos.

You can improve the way your entire operations works with an all-in-one route planning and GPS tracking software tool.

Not sure if you’re ready to make the leap to a SaaS solution? Here’s 5 reasons why you need to take a different approach to route planning and move your operations forward.

Reason #1: You need to remove bottlenecks

Without a route planning solution in place, you’re forcing your team to work harder than necessary. While doing things the “old way” is manageable, you’d be surprised at how much you’re holding your operations back from growth and efficiency gains.

Think about how you handle daily scenarios like:

  • Your route planner is sick - how do you effectively adjust your routes?
  • Your driver calls out or breaks down on the road - do you have visibility into what orders have been served?
  • You get into work late and don’t have much time - how do you quickly assign your routes?

What you see as a “potential improvement” is actually a necessary remedy to the increased complexity of your business, that can no longer be handled with paper or Excel spreadsheets.

You need to maximize time in order to focus on what really matters: your customers.

Reason #2: You operate in a highly competitive market

The growing pains of your market loom in front of you: reduced margins, ever-increasing customer expectations, employee retention, and more. But are you positioning your business to get ahead of your competition?

You don’t want to wait to act before it’s too late to make a difference.

When slashing prices isn’t an option, you need to extend your service offerings. Route planning software makes it possible to:

  • Plan dynamically
  • Adjust schedules last minute
  • Offer on-demand delivery services
  • Provide customers with Live ETAs

Differentiating your offerings from your competitors’ is getting harder, so make sure you have an effective plan in place!

Reason #3: You want to maximize the use of your assets

If you’re looking to work smarter, not harder then route planning software is the solution. You can instantly serve more orders using the same resources, use the extra time you’ve freed up to help more customers, or choose to use fewer vehicles.

Here are your expected savings with WorkWave Route Manager:

  • Plan +20% more orders with existing resources
  • Reduce mileage by 10-20%
  • Plan vehicles to capacity

On the flipside, if you are looking to pay your drivers equally and want to distribute fair routes then you can balance your routes with WorkWave Route Manager as well.

Reason #4: You’re wasting a lot of money

Do you have visibility into your daily routes’ costs? If you’re route planning in the dark, you might not realize the impact inefficient route plans have on your bottom line. Fuel, mileage, and operating expenditures all add up.

With a smart route planning solution doing the heavy lifting for you, you can see immediate ROI. Not to mention, if you’re relying on manual methods there are potential costs like:

  • Human errors
  • Employee productivity
  • Idle time
  • Customer retention

Reason #5: Your competitors are already using it

Don’t let your competitors steal your customers with the promise of better service and prices.

Jump ahead of those competitors who don’t use WorkWave Route Manager or are still routing manually.

Don’t get sidetracked by the fact that you’ve been running your business manually for a long time. The longer you wait before taking action:

  • The more difficult your life will get
  • The faster you will lose your competitive edge
  • The more money you will waste
  • The more customers will leave you for your competitors

Luckily, there’s an easy and fast solution available to operations of all sizes: WorkWave Route Manager.

What is WorkWave Route Manager?

WorkWave Route Manager is an all-in-one route planning and GPS tracking solution that helps you plan, route, track, and analyze your day from one screen. It’s a powerful routing software that helps you save time, save money, and meet your customers’ demands with a more efficient route plan in place.

Why WorkWave Route Manager?

  1. Powerful, enterprise-level routing algorithm
  2. All-in-one route planning and GPS tracking solution - no messy integrations
  3. 5-star support team to ensure your success
  4. Intuitive interface that’s easy to learn and implement
  5. Scales with you as you grow

Businesses can expect to increase efficiency by 30% by using the all-in-one route planning and GPS tracking tool to help:

  • Dynamically plan
  • Offer narrow time-windows
  • Offer on-demand delivery service
  • Increase visibility for employees
  • Provide transparency to customers
  • Integrate with your order generating system

Ready to discover how WorkWave Route Manager can give your company the competitive edge? Read our Buyer’s Guide to Route Planning Software to learn about common features, how to define your current processes and business goals.

So if you are willing to take the next steps to maximize your business and time, as well as increase your productivity then WorkWave Route Manager is ready to get to work for you.

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