c-trace PowerPlanner for automatic route planning
Automatic route planning, which considers as many concerns as possible and automatically plans the best collection rounds, has up to now been wishful thinking. With B&M Systemutveckling AB we have found a partner who has been using this solution for many years under the brand name "FetchPlanner ". c-trace has field tested and improved the automatic route planner features found in "FetchPlanner" with numerous real world customers. FetchPlanner is now integrated into c-ware our industry proven software under the module name PowerPlanner.
From our wide variety of customers we appreciate the precise requirements for route optimisation planning. c-trace PowerPlanner is an effective solution to obtain optimised rounds and an even distribution of rounds to staff and vehicles.
A number of c-trace customers have tested the practical suitability and found it to be good. The A.R.T. Trier are an association of three districts and they successfully checked and optimised their domestic rounds across their collection areas. Also the company Rada has relied on PowerPlanner from the start when they re-planned their paper collection rounds. Both customers were enthusiastic about the software’s possibilities.
The major benefit to our customers and users is that optimised rounds can be planned based on many different parameters, e.g. vehicle types, capacities of vehicles, multi-compartment vehicles, unloading points, time windows or breaks in the day. A further advantage is that the c-trace PowerPlanner always plans and optimises on the basis of summarised costs built up from to the individual costs set out in the planning parameters.
The "costs" can be defined individually per planning parameter, e.g. for vehicle types, vehicle capacities, collection frequency or road network. Using the PowerPlanner route optimisation, the level of the individual costs determines the desired priority for the user and planner. Further planning parameters are then taken into account for cost optimisation. The size of the round is hardy limited: the collection order of up to 60,000 domestic containers can then be easily optimised.
The FetchPlanner software solution is also offered as a stand-alone solution until full integration is complete. "With the integration into c-ware, we can offer our customers a unique complete solution that is unrivalled in the market. PowerPlanner will also become an elementary component with our customers who operate in the domestic collection sector. "More and more short term and immediate orders have to be planned and optimised every day," says managing director Michael Eikelmann. We would like to introduce you to PowerPlanner , the surprisingly simple application from c-trace, in a personal conversation. Our head of sales Mr. Woelfert looks forward to your enquiry by e-mail to g.woelfert c-trace de