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What is Dynamic Route Planning?

In conventional delivery route planning, logistics managers use pen and paper methods to plan day-to-day dispatches and come up with fixed delivery routes for their delivery agents. However, with changing consumer expectations of faster and on-demand deliveries, this method is not ideal as it cannot accommodate last-minute on-demand requests. Dynamic route planning is the ability to include last-minute customer requests with previously scheduled orders and reroute dynamically to customer locations.

Dynamic route planning is effective and useful for carrying out successful last-mile operations in e-commerce, food delivery, grocery delivery, home services, etc.

Benefits of implementing dynamic route planning in your supply chain

  • Dynamic route planning can accommodate additional business orders in real-time
  • It helps in improving rider productivity, by allocating tasks to riders who may be able to finish extra deliveries within working hours
  • Dynamic routing improves customer satisfaction as orders can be allocated and completed soon after being placed
  • It is a great way to accommodate return requests while delivery agents are already on the ground

How Locus helps businesses with dynamic route planning

Advanced geocoding of delivery addresses | Preference-based dynamic routing | Historical data inspection | Live tracking and notifications | Smart rider allocation | Analytics and insights

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How can Locus help manage your logistics?

  • Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates thereby helping your on-ground executives locate addresses easily.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons etc. to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle (fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
  • Build your own reports and analyze important parameters that you need to make key decisions.

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