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

PODFather can 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. The system can schedule over 100 jobs in less time than it’s taken you to read this paragraph!

Compare & adjust route plans

Once routes have been created you can use our intuitive drag and drop map interface to move jobs between routes, and manually adjust by dragging jobs from the map onto or off a run as you require, with the route and vehicle constraints updated in real-time.

Unplanned jobs & constraints

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.

The benefits of using PODFather for route planning & optimisation:

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

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

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

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

Route Planning Case Study: Walls & Ceilings International Ltd

Walls & Ceilings International Limited, the UK home building supplies specialist, has introduced route planning, automated customer notifications and electronic proof of delivery software from PODFather.  With 20 vehicles delivering to thousands of customers across the UK, and ambitious plans for future growth, Walls & Ceilings International Limited saw the need to update paper-based processes of old with an automated delivery management system.  Having reviewed the solutions the market had to offer Walls & Ceilings International opted for PODFather based on the company’s proven track record, and associated benefits, in the building materials sector.  With PODFather in place Walls & Ceilings International is looking forward to improving service, reducing empty running and optimising fuel usage with PODFather. Read the full Walls & Ceilings International Ltd case study.

With PODFather my team and I can be confident that our deliveries are optimised, our vehicles are tracked, our customers are receiving timely notifications via text and email.

Walls & Ceilings International delivery truck planned by PODFather

What our clients say

When we first introduced it there was some hesitancy across the business, from both management and drivers, but as our savings show its introduction has had a huge impact on the way we run our growing business. We now rely on it every day to create optimised routes for our drivers. This has made a significant difference as the system automatically handles customer delivery windows, opening times and access constraints which makes all our lives a lot easier.

Director | Braehead Foods

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