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Investing in advanced dispatch technology is sure to streamline your logistics operations, but what about a platform that offers automated dispatch software? This brand of software goes above and beyond maximizing the efficiency of your operations by automating the dispatching process as well as a number of other business functions that are otherwise time-consuming. Below are a few ways that automated dispatch software, like Elite EXTRA, can streamline your operations and maximize your return on investment.
Automated dispatch software begins automation from the very first process that it has to handle: importing orders from your point of sale system. Through advanced integrations between your POS system, this software can automatically pull in orders in real-time. This means that your dispatchers will waste no time manually entering orders into the dispatch platform - the orders will simply be in the system ready for dispatching as soon as the order has been made. Automating this process is the first step in maximizing the time and money efficiency of your operations, and is handled with ease by automated dispatch software like Elite EXTRA.
This brand of software lives up to its name with its automatic route dispatching feature. Named “Auto Route” for short, this takes dispatching off of your team’s shoulders and will automate the dispatch process. The dispatcher has to simply provide the system with the maximum number of routes they want run as well as the time windows they want the routes to be completed in, and the automated dispatch software will build perfectly optimized routes.
Fully automating your dispatch workflow can save your company a tremendous amount of time and money and is a great step at streamlining your logistics operations. Depending on the size of your operation, this feature could even eliminate the need for a fully dedicated staff member doing dispatch, as the ordinarily time-consuming process will take mere seconds!
Adding orders to an active route is usually a very difficult task that leaves your dispatcher juggling time windows, multiple route options, and attempting to communicate with drivers out on the road. With automated dispatch software, however, the system will automatically suggest the best active route for an order to be placed on, simplifying the decision for your dispatcher. The dispatch platform will take into account pickup locations, optimal routing, and inventory space to ensure that orders are being placed on the route that maximizes the efficiency of the order completion process.
Successfully implementing this feature opens the door for your company to float your fleet. This is the concept of having deliveries and pickups seamlessly added to the best available driver’s route while keeping their current stops in mind. Floating your fleet combats the negative effects of dead hauling and fully maximizes your fleet’s potential, saving you time and money with every delivery.
Automated dispatch software like Elite EXTRA doesn’t just stop at the dispatch process when it comes to automation, however. This software makes administrative operations, such as reporting, a breeze as well.
With auto reports, your staff will have the data they need on hand whenever they need it. Simply choose the reports you want to run and the software will automatically email you the results following the schedule that you provide. Your team can receive profitability data, route completion reports, customer timing information, and much, much more on an automatic basis.
Automating your operations is the future of streamlining your business processes and maximizing the efficiency of your company. Look no further than automated dispatch software such as Elite EXTRA to automate your operations and save you time and money with every order that you complete.
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