Tuesday 14 July 2020

Trakm8 provides free route optimisation during Covid-19 crisis

Telematics provider Trakm8 has made its Insight Optimisation platform free for as long as the government lockdown persists, to support fleets of all sizes during the Covid-19 crisis.

Trakm8’s solution is a British-designed and built SaaS product, developed to support British business and is aimed at small and medium sized enterprises (SME).

The global pandemic has resulted in demand spikes throughout a number of supply chains, from personal protective equipment to grocery items, meaning that maintaining and improving the efficiency of operations through AI based route planning becomes paramount, Trakm8 says; the task is increasingly complex as deliveries have to respond to obscure and localised spikes in demand that are hard to predict.

The company says it aims to support transport providers through this challenging period by providing free access to its latest optimisation tool, to help them ensure they are best placed to bounce back when the market restrictions are lifted.

Insight Optimisation is Trakm8’s route planning solution which is said to cut fuel expenditure by up to 20 per cent and increase productivity by up to 33 per cent.

The system maximises the concept of useable data, rather than planning a simple A-to-B route, says Trakm8, taking into account the size and capabilities of each fleet and applying them efficiently to the task at hand, whether completing five or five thousand deliveries a day.

The free period of Insight Optimisation can be redeemed at any point during the government lockdown, with no contractual obligations thereafter, and the system works with almost every available computer system – all that is required is an up-to-date internet browser. The only file a fleet manager will need to upload is a CSV, which can be opened in any text editor or spreadsheet tool.

Commenting on the offer, Peter Mansfield, group sales and marketing director at Trakm8, said: “At critical moments like these, it’s paramount that supply chains keep moving and goods get where they need to be. Supply chains and the logistics professionals are just as integral as our treasured NHS staff in keeping our country moving, and they need extra support.

“By making our market-leading route planning product free to anyone who needs it, we hope to provide some extra support to those on the front line.  We are proud to be a British business supporting our country in these difficult times.”

Readers can learn more about Insight Optimisation here.

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