Coles, a leading food, liquor and convenience retailer in Australia, selects Ortec for optimising secondary distribution

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Ortec has announced that Coles, an Australian leader in food retailing, has selected and implemented Ortec's next generation routing and scheduling solution to improve the efficiency of its secondary distribution operations and assist in the retailer's spectacular turnaround story.

Alan Thomas, Joint Managing Director of Ortec Australia says: "We are delighted with Coles' choice. We believe we can contribute substantially to helping Coles achieve major improvements in its logistics operations. Coles' decision cements Ortec's position as the leading provider of transportation planning and scheduling systems in Australia and New Zealand. Coles joins major retailers such as Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour in using Ortec to optimise secondary distribution."

The Ortec Software will be used by Coles (without compromising safety) to optimise transportation loads, trips and routes, and to despatch those trips through an on-board computer to the driver. Based on real-time updates from the driver's on-board computer, Ortec's advanced software continuously optimises trips and gives recommendations to planners and drivers. Sophisticated algorithms consider an extensive range of goals and constraints, including traffic congestion, to enable customers to achieve high service levels at minimum cost.

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