Real-time route planning
AMCS Fleet Planner is AMCS’ standard solution for real-time route planning, transportation optimization and dispatching of distribution and collection routes within various industries.
The system is highly user-friendly, provides a complete overview of the transportation and supports the planner through Gantt charts, order banks, route lists and digital maps. It is equipped with a wide range of manual and automatic planning functions, which can effectively support the planner in planning and optimizing the daily collections and distribution/pickup.
The system is a powerful tool for dispatching and real-time transportation optimization, which helps companies achieve agility and efficiency in highly demanding and dynamic planning environments. With AMCS Fleet Planner it is possible to obtain substantially improved service levels and striking cost savings at the same time.
AMCS Route optimization
Exponential technology is driving change in almost every industry, and business models are shifting. To stay competitive, the supply chain in your industry must be optimized, predictable and reliable all at the same time. At AMCS we are taking things to the next level. With [AMCS] Intelligent Optimization you can operate with the agility your customers need, and have come to expect. Achieve the highest level of customer engagement and continuously improve your margins with our superior forecasting, time slotting and price optimization capabilities.
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The AMCS Fleet Planner solution optimizes hundreds of thousands of master route stops in one optimization, and second by second optimizes highly dynamic and real-time based routes.
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Fleet Planner modules
ReportingThe module AMCS Reporting provides the ability to closely monitor transportation management and the related business both on an overall level and in details via numerous KPI calculations. The AMCS Reporting module can, for example, be used to set up extended management/call center/logistics reports and/or advanced operational reports. As the layout and the content of the reports can be customer-configured, only relevant data is displayed to the relevant parties. Read more
Reports could for example include the following: Weekly trip report (overall level), daily trip report all vehicles (overall level), daily trip report (vehicle level), customer service (overall level), customer service (vehicle level), loading list publishing, warehouse activities, warehouse performance and forecast report.
The reports display the latest versions of the plans as well as historical data. Operational reports may serve as support to the plan inspections and to the decision-making process. Moreover, operational reports are a highly useful tool for planners who need to inspect complex data combinations during planning in real time.
Easy to access
The AMCS Reporting module is easy to access through web-browsers via a web dashboard or directly from the AMCS planning system. Data for in-lined real-time-based reports are derived directly from the system’s live data model but data can also be derived from the built-in data warehouse for in-lined data warehouse-based reports and reports accessed from web dashboard.
Naturally, AMCS Reporting can also export data to an existing data warehouse in the business to be consolidated with other data sources. The reporting tool used is typically Microsoft Reports but it is also possible to set up tailor-made report system dialogues where complex business logic is incorporated into the reports. In both circumstances data can be accessed directly from the data model or from the data warehouse. Naturally, for data warehouse-based reports these reporting tools can be substituted by the freeware reporting tool Jasper Reports or other reporting systems.
GeocodingThe module AMCS Geocoding possesses outstanding algorithms for automatic geocoding of address data. Based on address data the module automatically positions orders/customers geographically by assigning X and Y coordinates. Moreover, the module shows a report on the geocoding quality. Thereby, the user is enabled to verify positions and/or change suggested positions by spelling the address again or by pointing in the map. Read more
The AMCS Geocoding module serves purposes such as:
- Automatic geocoding
- Cleansing data
- Searching addresses (auto-complete when typing address)
- Verifying positions
AMCS Geocoding is an embedded part of AMCS’s planning systems but it can also be used as a service-oriented component for external systems. An example of the latter could be geocoding during order-taking.
What if simulationsThe module AMCS Analysis can be used for developing what-if-scenarios for strategic route planning. This is highly useful when analyzing, simulating and assessing the consequences in regards to possible changes to terminal structure/placement, selection of vehicle types, subdividing areas into territories, changing customer conditions, or in relation to transport negotiations and bidding. Read more
What if simulations
When analysing your distribution setup on a strategic level you need answers to questions like: How many terminals should we have and where should they be placed? Should we outsource the distribution? How many vehicles and which vehicles do we need next year? Should we reconsider the current customer service level/service level agreements to cut costs? What would the costs of accepting/bidding on a new customer be? And does our current haulier demand a reasonable price?
AMCS Analysis provides you with exactly the tool for answering all of these questions, assessing your long-term resource needs and evaluating the implications of any strategic decisions. The module is capable of making highly advanced calculations based on numerous factors and provides you with KPIs for the various scenarios, thereby helping you evaluate strategic scenarios and make the most optimal decision.
With AMCS Analysis, it is possible to:
- Simulate what-if scenarios
- Estimate long-term resource demand according to the expected level of activity
- Calculate and define the desired service level provided to customers
- Make reports of key performance indicators
- Make budgets for future period
Fleet Planner Modules
LoadingWith the AMCS Loading module, users are able to perform automatic load optimisation and stacking of goods based on route plans generated by AMCS’s route planning system. This means that it is possible to find the best way of packing the goods while still respecting the order sequences on each route. Read more
AMCS Loading is an integral module of AMCS’s planning systems. Based on data regarding truck dimensions and the dimensions of the ordered goods, the 3D load planning algorithm of the system creates an effective loading plan. Subsequently, the loading plan is sent to the ERP/WMS.
The system presents the loading plan in 3D and is equipped with a user-friendly GUI enabling the planner to easily monitor and make manual changes to the suggested load plan in 3D. This can be done with functionalities such as zoom in on truck, rotation of truck, rotation of box and addition/removal of orders from load planning.
ForecastingThe AMCS Forecasting module is an advanced forecasting tool and an integrated part of AMCS’s planning systems. Based on historical data, the module forecasts the replenishment time of stocks, or reversed, forecasts when stocks are filled up and need collection. AMCS Forecasting automatically generates orders, which are moved to the planning system’s order bank for planning. Read more
The forecasts are generated based on historical data. The more historical data that are in the system the better, but the system can also forecast based on only one or two weeks of data. The short term data provide insight into the trends at the current stage, and data going one or more years back will have a smoothing effect on the forecasting making it more precise.
AMCS Forecasting can be combined with automatic stock level measuring VMI tools (or manual stock level reporting) and even live sales data from the sales registers. Based on these live data, the present stock level is verified and the expected replenishment or collection time becomes even more accurate.
The AMCS Forecast module adds great value to planning situations like:
- Replenishment of fuel products to tanks at e.g. gas stations
- Replenishment of cement and aggregate stocks to ready-mix plants
- Replenishment of cash in ATM’s in the cash-in-transit industry
- Collection of waste from e.g. underground waste containers
The AMCS Forecasting module is equipped with a user-friendly GUI where the user gets a clear visualisation of the stock level and forecast curves for each stock. This enables the users to easily monitor stock levels and alarms, make manual corrections, etc.
Naturally, the module is a valuable add-on to AMCS’s planning system but can also serve as a forecasting tool for non-AMCS systems due to its service-oriented architecture.
Fleet Planner overviewAMCS Fleet Planner is AMCS’ standard solution for real-time route planning, transportation optimisation and dispatching of distribution and collection routes within various industries. Read more
Fleet Planner overview
The system is highly user-friendly, provides a complete overview of the transportation and supports the planner through Gantt charts, order banks, route lists and digital maps. It is equipped with a wide range of manual and automatic planning functions, which can effectively support the planner in planning and optimising the daily collections and distribution/pickup.
The system is a powerful tool for dispatching and real-time transportation optimisation, which helps companies achieve agility and efficiency in highly demanding and dynamic planning environments. With AMCS Fleet Planner it is possible to obtain substantially improved service levels and striking cost savings at the same time.
- Reductions in mileage, CO2 emissions and driving time of 5-20%
- Reduction of 5-10% in the number of vehicles
- Decrease in planning time of 25-75%, in addition to time saved on administration
- Significantly improved customer service and visit accuracy
- Mobile solutions and web portals
AMCS Fleet Planner features:
- Planning across both long periods of time and for as little as one day, through incrementally built plans
- On the actual day of operation, incremental planning is combined with real-time planning, in which AMCS Fleet Planner exchanges information with both the ERP/order system and the vehicles’ mobile systems
- During the real-time exchange of data, plans change into history logs, in which detailed and precise transport KPIs are registered
- Resource rostering with optimal allocation of resources
- Depot and disposal site management, where costs of lifting products at source depots and/or cost of disposing are balanced against transportation costs during automatic planning
- Automatic forecasting with the opportunity to determine stock replenishment or determine container collection
- Gantt chart with overview of available resources, distribution plans, real-time execution display, executed plans, progress and utilization indicators, KPIs, etc.
- Route lists, digital road maps and order bank
- Client/server system
- Incremental planning capabilities
- Data import from and data export to all types of systems in real-time
- Service-oriented architecture
- Powerful planning algorithms
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