Inefficient Car Parts Delivery? Optimize Your Routes Today!

by | Jul 27, 2022 | Blog, Routing & Dispatch

Waiting on Car Parts Delivery? Optimize Your Routes Today

The world supply chain woes are bearing down on the US market and auto garages. Cars remain in the garages for weeks with the increased car parts shortage and with inefficient car parts delivery. With no relief in sight, most repair shop companies are pleading for patience from their customers.

As your competitors spend hours manually planning delivery routes, you can rely on route optimization software to generate the best possible route for your drivers. As a business owner, optimizing your routes and saving you hours in planning reduce the stress of building manually. Effective route optimization software eliminates complications and human errors when arranging bookings and deliveries.

What is Route Optimization?

Distributors are constantly trying to fulfill numerous orders daily. In most cases, they must use various routes to reach the end-user. Route optimizing is the process that helps companies find the best route among the multiple choices available.

Optimizing routes helps you control your fuel costs and avoid delivery delays. Other factors considered in optimizing routes include traffic conditions, the number of intersections, and the number of turns to reach the destination.

At the core, route optimization enables drivers to get and follow the shortest routes and reduce time spent on the road. Perfecting your route optimizing with the right software will enhance your business management and improve time and cost-efficiency.

The Need for Optimizing Car Parts Delivery Routes

With the increased car parts shortage worldwide, there is no room to optimize car parts delivery routes manually. Route planning is an extremely complex process. You must solve a million permutations and combinations to get the right routes. The best way to achieve this is through route optimization software.

Elite EXTRA’s route optimization tool has complex algorithms to optimize delivery routes automatically. You can use the tool to plan and sequence stops and deliveries in real time. Furthermore, the software considers various factors such as time windows, vehicle capacities, and the number of vehicles in the fleet.

Benefits of Route Optimization Software

Incorporating versatile and robust route optimization software in your delivery process can help your business in various ways. These include:

1. Savings

Using route optimization software allows you to use the most effective routes. Studies suggest optimized route can reduce fuel consumption by up to 30%. Optimizing routes lessen the distance and time traveled by vehicles on the road. The less time your cars are on the road, the more you will save in maintenance costs.

2. Improved Safety

Drivers are safer when they only spend a short period on the road. They have time to relax and plan for deliveries. The software also works in real time and shows accurate insights on what roads and weather conditions to avoid.

3. Improved Productivity

Drivers need to manage their time well to increase productivity. Route planning software addresses issues with productivity with GPS tracking and other methods to allow managers to monitor driver actions.

4. Improved ETA’s

Optimizing routes means drivers can get to the end-user in the time allocated. You are also aware of delays or issues you can encounter along the way that will impact the arrival time.

Start Optimizing Your Routes with Elite EXTRA Today

The increase in car part shortages in the world is pushing companies to look for new ways to improve deliveries. Elite EXTRA is an industry-leading last mile logistics software that you can use to simplify logistics and satisfy your customers. Request a demo today to see it in action.

Sources

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-16/car-parts-shortages-are-hitting-u-s-garages-creating-weeks-long-delays

https://www.forbes.com/advisor/business/benefits-of-fleet-management/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidcarr/2011/07/21/dont-just-analyze-your-business-optimize-it/

Ben Halverson

Ben Halverson

Author

Ben is the Marketing Director at Elite EXTRA. Over the past 15 years, Ben has experienced an array of business jobs, tasks and experience. One of his guilty passions is buying and selling businesses. In his free time, Ben enjoys spending time on the lake, in a hockey arena or gym and playing golf.

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