Consultancy

Interested but have some concerns? Want expert, professional advice?

Route Optimiser are logistics professionals with direct hands-on experience gained in the third party and own account sectors.

Route Optimiser understand the total supply chain and have undertaken studies for Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia and North America. Together with your own staff we form a powerful and cost-effective team.

Our two main specialist fields are in operational reviews and business development studies. This ensures we maintain our 'hands-on' experience while continually enhancing our strategic planning and analytical skills. We can realistically become your team for securing new logistics contracts and then carry out all your annual reviews.

If we haven't talked already, perhaps now might be the time to have a more in-depth look at the sort of supply chain reviews that can add value to your organisation.

What areas can our consultants help in?

Distribution

  • Tactical vehicle scheduling - tender responses, business development
  • Strategic vehicle scheduling - sensitivities, option testing
  • Fleet composition - vehicle mix by location/country
  • Solutions for the UK domestic, pan-European and global markets

Warehousing

  • Sizing and layout design
  • From small parts picking through to bulk storage
  • Resourcing and shift patterns
  • Inventory strategy

Depot Location

  • Review of current strategies
  • Optimal locations
  • Multi-depot locations
  • Location ranking and isochrone generation

Work Study

  • Workflow smoothing
  • Clerical synthetics
  • Warehousing synthetics

Production Control

  • Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP)
  • Just in Time (JIT)
  • Work cell assessment
  • Capacity planning
  • Process re-engineering
  • Annual hours

Costing

  • Warehousing
  • Distribution
  • Staffing
  • Dis-aggregation charts
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Forecasting

  • Data extrapolation
  • Time series analysis
  • Future activity definition

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What Our Customers Say

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During our recent peak season we didn't have to hire any additional vehicles to cope with the increased loads, an indication of proper route engineering. Our return on investment has been an overwhelming 700% over a very short period. Most other software packages would only provide us with scheduling functionality whereas the solution provided by Route Optimiser addressed our particular needs.
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From the very early days of implementing Route Optimiser we achieved significant cost savings and raised our efficiency profile with our customers.
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To us, it was very important that the system was able to describe different types of goods flow from various types of terminals in an easy way. With the Plan LogiX tramping algorithm, the flow of goods was described very exactly. It also felt secure to be able to buy a standard system that would fulfil the planning needs we have.
(P-O Larsson, KF Distribution & Logistics)

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By concentrating on the service market, Axfood Närlivs combines local customer focus with efficient logistics. The implementation has taken some time but has still gone very well and we have managed to find routines for an operative daily route planning. The results that we've accomplished so far speak for themselves having a much better overview over the total volumes of transport. We have also had a better control of our routes and we have managed to reduce our transport costs.
(Daniel Johansson, Head of Transport)

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We evaluated the market and Route Optimiser had everything we wanted from a Routing and Scheduling product, without the expensive up-front costs. ( Jerery Thorne - Managing Director )

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