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Microlise launches integrated Planning & Optimisation solution

Software company, Microlise, has launched Planning & Optimisation, a feature-rich planning and optimisation tool that is reportedly set to provide faster and more efficient route planning than currently available in the market.

The product, according to Microlise, seamlessly integrates with its fleet performance, Journey Management and ePOD solutions.

Planning & Optimisation supports planners to generate an optimised plan in minutes from across hundreds of thousands of permutations and allows for last-minute consignments to be added, optimised and applied to existing routes as they arrive. A unique visualisation feature means that planners can monitor the progress of the algorithm and visualise when a plan is fully optimised against run-time KPIs.

“There are a number of optimisation solutions on the market, but for the first time we can now offer our new and existing customers a fast and flexible interface that integrates fully with our existing solutions to deliver a lower cost of completion, real efficiency savings and an end-to-end solution," said Microlise Director of Sales – Asia Pacific, Luke Olsen.

“Planning & Optimisation harnesses cutting-edge technology and a modern web-based platform.

"It offers an intuitive and simple user interface that allows planners to make manual adjustments prior to publishing a plan. It provides complete visibility of discrete elements such as lorries and drivers, assigned and unassigned orders, planned distance, duty time and other factors that improve fleet visibility and asset performance.

The flexible algorithm can also be adjusted to address common issues around delays, bottlenecks and last minute orders," he said.

Earlier this year, New Zealand wholesale food and beverage supplier, Gilmours deployed an end-to-end transport solution from Microlise

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