Topps Tiles enhances fleet delivery
UK tiles retailer Topps Tiles is optimising its fleet delivery with new cloud-based route planning and optimisation
Topps is working with Descartes to decrease the average kilometres driven per delivery route by two percent and gaining a better understanding of the potential impact of changes to its delivery strategies.
Simon Macdonald, national transport manager, Topps Tiles said: “Working with Descartes, we’ve replaced manual, spreadsheet-based processes with automated route planning to optimise the volume of tiles being delivered at any given time, as well as the routes our vehicles are travelling.”
Part of its Routing, Mobile and Telematics suite, Descartes’ route planning and optimisation solution helps brands, retailers and logistics providers reduce costs with more agile and efficient routing, improve fleet resource management by generating additional delivery capacity and become more sustainable through the reduction of their CO2 footprint and their use of paper across the route network.
The strategic route modelling capabilities allow companies to understand and optimise their delivery and customer service strategies before having to execute them. Descartes’ mobile application also helps drivers perform their daily routes, keeps managers aware of the progress and provides an accurate estimated-time-of-arrival (ETA) to notify customers of their deliveries.