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The use of sophisticated planning & scheduling packages, whilst significantly improving the efficiency of the operation, may result in a reluctance or physical inability to make last minute changes to the planned routes due to the significant time taken to re-run the program.
Microlise Active Journey Planning solves this problem by allowing manual modifications to be made to the plans right up to the time of departure.
Using a wizard with drag and drop functionality, Microlise Active Journey Planning can modify the output of sophisticated Planning & Scheduling software to allows jobs and tasks to be added, removed or resequenced on a journey or moved to an alternative journey. The resultant estimated time of arrivals and departures are automatically updated and any potential problems highlighted.
Active Journey Planning allows planners to provide better customer service by accommodating requests for changes to a much later deadline than allowed by the automatic planning system.
Microlise is a privately owned, UK-based company, established in 1982 with solutions deployed globally. Microlise develops and integrates technology solutions for key market sectors including logistics and physical supply chain industries using key software, hardware, communication and auto identification technologies developed in-house and from market leading suppliers. Microlise solutions include ; Opus WMS - sophisticated warehouse management and automation control software, Microlise Fleet & Distribution Planning, Vehicle Tracking and ePOD solutions for managing goods in transit and the assets used to transport them, Microlise RFID Systems Integration of RFID technology within supply chain and logistics applications, Opus Voice Hands-free, eyes-free voice activated technology for all stock transactions and movements within the warehouse