Olleco assessed the route planning tools on the market and chose Territory Planner from TRU, not least because of its ease of integration with the Roadnet daily planning module as well as TRU Mobile.
They felt that TRU oﬀered an all-around package which they could grow into, using more services as the company developed.
Olleco has adopted Territory Planner at five depots, initially to help them re-route and re-organise their territories.
As the company grew and acquired new depots and sites, Territory Planner enabled Olleco to allocate customers to the most suitable depot, and understand which vehicles were best for each route.
In calculating capacity requirements, two smaller vehicles doing two routes may be better than one large vehicle trying to service the same customers.
Results for some depots, particularly those tested in London, showed that Territory Planner significantly improved accuracy, efficiency and results.
At other depots, which had previously been run very efficiently and which operated their routes very well, savings and improvements were also made, but on a smaller scale.
Overall, the new system means that the company has achieved the objective of reducing its previous heavy reliance on certain key members of staﬀ.
Now that routes are programmed into the system, it can ensure that high standards are now maintained. Overall the increased efficiency has meant time and mileage savings.
Drivers have been able to service one extra customer per day. As most customers are expecting both a delivery and a collection, each stop can take some time.
The new system now enables Olleco to build new routes very quickly, integrating new procedures and functionality as the business grows.