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Mobile People Powered Logistics and eLogii: +100% Vehicle Utilization
efficiency gain in routing
ROI within 6 months
increase in vehicle utilization
Mobile People Powered Logistics is an award-winning transport and Logistics company, headquartered in Birmingham, England operating out of 4 UK distribution centers. Mobile People Powered Logistics focuses on high quality supply chain solutions for Palletized Freight Distribution, Haulage, Warehousing and Fulfilment.
With eLogii, Mobile People Powered Logistics gained an out of the box solution, which was easy-to integrate into any of their business systems via API, to all of the above challenges. We have explored a number of these below.
“We have seen our efficiency go up dramatically since starting with eLogii – our routes are not only great but they’re also manageable and realistic as eLogii takes into account so many different conditions (both set by us and externally known, for example vehicle types and traffic)” – Lee Ellis, Operations Director
Mobile People Powered Logistics had an existing solution in place which enabled manual planning and drivers to see relevant jobs on their handhelds.
The challenge was, without Optimization, the management team at Mobile People Powered Logistics felt they were leaving a lot of value on the table.
The team had evaluated a number of solutions, but the challenge was that these solutions lacked the configurability and flexibility needed to take into account key business logic Mobile People Powered Logistics needed to ensure the operations ran as they wanted and their customers needed.
Ensuring the right vehicles went out for the right jobs (for example keeping large vehicles focused purely on the largest work) was a challenge and efficiency was further suffering as a result.
Mobile People Powered Logistics wanted a solution that would allow them to plan all different distribution types centrally (general haulage, groupage, pallet distribution etc.) and in their search (until eLogii) they had not come across a solution enabling this effectively.
Due to the data-driven nature of the business, there were ready-made and measurable KPIs with targets, so once the right system was found – results would be visible quickly.
With eLogii, Mobile People Powered Logistics gained an out of the box solution which was easy-to integrate into any of their business systems via API to all of the above challenges. We have explored a number of these below.
With eLogii, Mobile People Powered Logistics gained single click planning enabling hundreds of jobs to be optimized in a matter of seconds. The number of configurable parameters are so extensive that Mobile People Powered Logistics were able to configure the optimization to run exactly as they needed, also taking into account real-life conditions such as historical (and live on the day of route execution) traffic information, particular vehicle skills, capabilities and equipment types (as well as a lot more!). Not only did this save the time significant planning time, but the wide variety of parameters taken into account ensured that routes were always realistic vs. just looking good ‘on screen’.
Reporting and exports
As a data-centric organization, Mobile People Powered Logistics needed a solution that allowed them to track key operational metrics and KPIs, including the efficiency of routes so they could easily measure the impact of customer requirements or manual changes made by the team.
With eLogii, Mobile People Powered Logistics were able to export all required data attributes via both CSV and API and run analytics within their external business systems. Additionally, eLogii has built in analytics capabilities allowing for visualizations directly in the dashboard itself.
Instead of having to plan different equipment (vehicle types etc.) separately or plan at a depot level, with eLogii Mobile People Powered logistics were able to throw all jobs that needed to get done at the solution. At the same time, all of their equipment types and vehicles (and their associated drivers) were set up in the system with all of the appropriate parameters pre-set (vehicle types, restrictions, driver schedules etc.). Optimization could be run in a single click enabling the right job to be efficiently done by the right vehicle every time. This would include such rules as not allowing the largest vehicles to enter dense urban areas for example
- 75% faster planning vs. manual planning (with less human error)
- 20% efficiency gain in routing
- 250% ROI within 6 months
- 100%+ increase in vehicle utilization
“When we were manually planning, our articulated trucks were doing 1 run each of 22 pallet spaces per day – they’d go out do a few deliveries have a few hours of dead time and then do collections – now we’ve gone from 22 average to 45 average. So more than doubling our utilization” – Karl Roberts, System Distribution Manager