Parcel delivery systems can be some of the most difficult systems to develop and there are some new software programs that fit into the speedometers of heavy delivery vehicles to give the driver the best possible route. The aim is to reduce delivery times and transport costs and increase reliability.
One of the main problems with any parcel delivery system is getting the parcel from A to B in the shortest time and by the shortest route. However, the route must be broken down into several different parts. First, collection, which requires collection in small vans from addresses throughout the area. And the problem is how to get the packages into the transporter in the shortest way or in the shortest time, or more acceptable, to get them in in the shortest way and in the shortest time. The next part of the route takes the package from a local warehouse to a collection point in another part of the country and then to another local warehouse for final distribution in reverse to the collection system.
Each of these stages requires very careful planning and there are some excellent software management systems that have been developed to help couriers develop a good nationwide or worldwide transportation system.
Recently there have been some recent developments of the system using improved computer programs which will get all the details of the parcel delivery and then plan the best course to follow. Once the route has been recorded, the route can be downloaded into the truck’s cab and the driver must follow the instructions given to him by the in-cab built speedometer or route planner. A good carrier will have a good collection planning system in place and the best systems are often supplied by some of the cheapest carriers as there are savings to be made by using a good planning system. A good worldwide freight forwarder will be able to reduce fuel costs due to fewer kilometers traveled and result in shorter travel times, allowing for greater operator utilization and lower scheduling costs. The carrier can save significant costs, but also have a faster and more efficient delivery service.
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