Microlise has launched Planning and Optimisation, a feature-rich planning and optimisation tool that seamlessly integrates with our market-leading fleet performance, journey management and ePOd solutions, and is set to provide faster and more efficient route planning than currently available on the market.

Planning and Optimisation allows planners to generate an optimised plan in minutes and include last-minute consignments that can be added, optimised and applied to existing routes. A unique visualisation feature also allows planners to monitor the progress of the algorithm and visualise when a plan is fully optimised against run-time KPIs.

“There are a number of optimisation solutions on the market, but for the first time we can offer new and existing customers a fast, flexible and modern interface that integrates fully with our telematics, journey management and driver performance solutions, to deliver a lower cost of completion and efficiency savings” said Stephen Watson, Microlise Director of Product.

“Planning and Optimisation harnesses cutting-edge technology and a modern web-based platform. It offers an intuitive and simple user interface that allows planners to make manual adjustments prior to publishing a plan.  It provides complete visibility of discrete elements such as lorries and drivers, assigned and unassigned orders, planned distance, duty time and other factors that improve fleet visibility and asset performance. The flexible algorithm can also be adjusted to address common issues around delays, bottlenecks and last minute orders.”

Microlise is the UK market leader of HGV telematics, with a current installed base of over 500,000 global assets. The company works with many of the transport industry’s leading operators, including 14 of the UK’s largest retailers and with industry heavyweights such as MAN Truck & Bus and JCB.