Street Level Routing
When was the last time that you drove anywhere in a straight line? Probably never. And even if you did attempt this, you will have found that obstacles got in your way – such as rivers, railways, hills, mountains, and buildings – all meaning that you had to follow the route around these and not take the direct approach.
You will have found that the time it took you to travel to your destination was far longer that you’d have expected by driving in a straight-line, and you may even arrive late. It’s illogical to plan your routes that way and you wouldn’t expect your service business to operate in the same manner. But surprisingly many service organizations ignore street-level routing, or SLR, and make costly mistakes in planning travel times.
I use fleet routing software that contains SLR to keep my technicians on time and schedules optimized
- Optimizing across the workforce, not one route at a time: Street-level routing is not mainly about how a specific mobile worker should drive from point A to point B; its key productivity improvement is about deciding which mobile should be dispatched to point B.
- Avoiding pitfalls: Street-level routing discovers hidden traps in planning and defuses them before they create delays, missed commitments, customer dissatisfaction and reduced productivity.
- Improving productivity: Street-level routing not only exposes constraints on productivity but also discovers unexpected productivity-improvement gains.