Logistics technology developer Kardinal has announced the launch of its new geographic sectorization software for the parcel delivery industry.
The Territory Analytics & Optimization (TAO) solution combines mapping, analysis and algorithms to provide branch and operations managers with the visibility and decision support they need to manage and optimize their delivery area.
By leveraging the potential of historical data from the delivery services, TAO uses machine learning and the latest advances in applied mathematics to build an optimized sectorization system. This concept ensures the creation of sectors with little to no capacity overruns.
Cédric Hervet, co-founder at Kardinal, said, “For courier and parcel delivery companies, where operations are subject to seasonality, market trends and local hazards, averages are meaningless. We chose a probabilistic approach to optimize the sectors, which allowed us to integrate the concept of robustness into our models. Thanks to this method, the calculated sectors are more resistant to business fluctuations and provide our clients with a more balanced workload distribution over time and between the different sectors.”
In addition to sectorization optimization, TAO offers several reporting features that make it easier to monitor delivery performance over time and anticipate business activity.
Jonathan Bouaziz, co-founder and CEO, Kardinal, said, “Logistics professionals too often lack reliable data and relevant tools to make decisions that have a direct impact on the performance at every level of their organization. A tour will never be better optimized than if it takes place in a well-sized area, itself defined within a territory relevant to the delivery agency.”