Planning and optimisation

Our planning and optimisation software allows your jobs to be efficiently planned, and loads allocated, across your drivers and vehicles.  We help you deliver by optimising vehicle journeys that consider time windows, customer constraints and vehicle capacities.  We deliver peace of mind for you and your customers.

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Core features

Our planning and optimisation functionality is powered by advanced and intuitive algorithms that are developed by our in-house team of engineers.  

Route optimisation

Ensure that vehicle route plans are optimised, cost-effective, resource efficient and meet customer time window expectations. 

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Job management

Automatically upload jobs into Podfather from your ERP system using our API, sFTP upload process or enter them manually.  

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Bulk logistics planning

Manage all your bulk aggregate and muck away loads from one screen using our intuitive drag-and-drop feature to create plans. 

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The benefits of using our route planning and optimisation software

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Save money

Efficiently planning jobs to minimize logistics costs will lead to massive bottom-line savings for your business.

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Combining planning and optimisation with ePOD gives you real time visibility across your whole operation.

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Save time

Updating old planning processes with an automated solution will save hours of planning time each day. 

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Business efficiency

Updating old processes with optimised new ones will have a significant impact on business efficiency.

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Building a business case for change

Provide us with a few basic metrics and we’ll give you an idea of how much you can expect to save each month.  Typically, ROI is almost instant thanks to our SaaS pricing model.

Further features

Multi drop route planning

Our easy-to-use planning solution will allow you to create multi-drop route plans quickly and easily. 

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Last mile delivery

Ensure drivers reach their destination on time every time, and in the most efficient way, with Podfather’s last-mile delivery software.  

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Related functionality

We hope you like what you see. If you are interested in our planning and optimisation functionality you might also be interested to find out more about the following.

Make sure all necessary vehicle checks have been completed and logged before vehicles leave the depot.

Maintain compliance with real-time visibility and full-time accountability online.  Empower your drivers with vehicle check confirmation at their fingertips when out on the road.

Monitor progress against the plan in real time using our Android or iOS app.

Automatically send customer notifications and live tracking links, via email, text, or our online portal; keeping customers informed in real-time.

Streamline your proof of delivery process.  Log and share job completions, scan barcodes, and capture signatures and photographs in real-time.

Get real-time notification of item adjustments, job cancellations and make delivery discrepancies a thing of the past. 

Use our reporting options to review and refine business performance.

We offer a range of real-time dashboards and end-of-day reports, including On Time in Full and plan vs actual metrics.  Refine business processes using real performance data.

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Test drive this feature

Look at our route optimisation solution in action. We think you’ll be impressed by our planning and optimisation capabilities. We’re relied on by over 30,000 users every day so we must be doing something right.

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