Route optimisation

We can ensure that vehicle route plans are optimised, cost-effective, resource efficient and meet customer time window expectations.  Our route optimisation functionality allows jobs to be efficiently planned across available drivers and vehicles.

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If you want to optimise routes daily, manage fixed routes, or use a tool to manually compare or build route plans, Podfather has the functionality for you.

We can help you optimise delivery runs in the most mileage-efficient order, whilst considering SLA time windows, delivery frequencies, and vehicle capacities, with total route mileage and drive times being calculated automatically.  

Our route optimisation functionality allows jobs to be efficiently planned across available drivers and vehicles. 

The benefits of using our route optimisation software

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Save money

Efficiently plan jobs to minimize logistics costs which can lead to massive bottom-line savings for your business.

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Automated solution

Replacing old planning processes with an automated solution can save hours of admin time each day.

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Happy customers

Ensure customer satisfaction with a route optimisation system that can optimise routes to hit delivery windows.

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Combined route optimisation and live ePOD systems allow you to have real-time visibility of progress throughout the day.

Feature highlights

Logistics management

  • All details about your vehicles, vehicle types, weights and capacities, drivers, driver hours and start/end locations, etc. are configured in the PODFather route planning software system.
  • Alerts can be set to help you keep on top of fleet maintenance.

Final mile route planning

  • Generate and optimise your collection and delivery routes to ensure you hit time windows, whilst considering vehicle capacities, drive-time by road, and driver shift times amongst other constraints. 

Job management

  • Users can review all pre-planned routes in both detailed and map views.
  • Any new or unplanned jobs, or planned jobs that may break any preset violations (like a time delivery window), will be clearly flagged making it a simple task to review which jobs and routes need more attention.

Further features

Last mile delivery

Getting your last-mile delivery operation right can have a huge impact on customer satisfaction and repeat business.  Plan and manage it well and your customer satisfaction scores will soar.  Plan last-mile deliveries badly and it can have a direct impact on your bottom line.

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Customer Story



With 16 vehicles delivering to over 700 trade and home customers located around the country, Marrfish needed a proven software solution that could help the team scale up its service quickly and efficiently. 

Podfather allows jobs to be efficiently planned across drivers and vehicles.  Our advanced algorithms ensure routes are cost-effective, resource efficient and meet customer time window expectations.  Routing takes a matter of minutes and once complete the route information is automatically shared with drivers via the Podfather smartphone app which is used to track delivery progress and capture electronic proof of delivery information in real-time.

Related functionality

We hope you like what you see.  If you are interested in our route optimisation functionality you might also be interested to find out more about the following.

Make sure all necessary vehicle checks have been completed and logged before vehicles leave the depot or arrive on site.

Drivers login to the Podfather app which runs on the most basic of smartphone and is available for both Android and iOS.  Using their handheld devices drivers capture all the necessary pre-departure vehicle check information required to help your fleet stay legal when out on the road.   

Monitor progress against the plan in real time using our app.  Automatically send customer notifications via text or email.

We track via our Driver app so there is no need for costly third party telematics.  We’ll give you live tracking updates on the day and your customers benefit too with a range of notification features and live tracking links available as standard. 

Streamline your proof of delivery process.  Log and share job completion, scan barcodes, capture signatures and photographs.  

With ePOD you are removing the need for paper tickets.  If you are looking to streamline your processes, improve visibility across your operation and minimize costly delivery disputes this is the solution for you. 

Use our reporting options to review and refine business performance.  Includes On Time In Full (OTIF) reports and dashboards. 

Reporting on actual performance helps our customers plan for the future.  Refine your planning parameters, customer drop times or service commitments based on what’s actually happening out on the road.  Share information with ease.