Improving efficiency in mail distribution and parcel pick-up/delivery
Distribution, pick-up/delivery and trunking between terminals in the postal and courier industry are challenging and the different types of transportation involved in e.g. parcel pickup and delivery, network trunking and mailman distribution each have their own demands.
Therefore, the type of transportation determines the needs regarding the planning type i.e. master routes planning, network planning, dynamic routes optimization, real-time route execution and route re-planning. Moreover, the type of postal transportation determines the demands regarding the planning logic i.e. high-density versus low-density areas, large-scale order volumes, choice of resource types, territories with distributed workload, ad hoc orders and changes in volumes close to and during operations, sorting center capacity, multi-leg transportation, and complex structures with multiple terminals and sorting centers.