Benefits of Using Mobile Apps for Route Optimization
Smartphones and mobile applications have an important place in our business life as in all areas of life. In 2017, the AppStore has a record of 2 million 200,000 applications and 2 million 800,000 are there in the Google Play Store. Really huge numbers, but do you include these applications in your business? Nowadays, companies that uses mobile phones not only for communication, but also for business are one step ahead of other traditional companies. In this article we will discuss the advantages of using mobile applications for route optimization.
The biggest advantage of using mobile applications for route optimization is of course the ease of access. Whether you are using the supply chain management application or route planning application; With mobile applications, you can track your route from wherever your mobile phones are connected to the internet. These kinds of applications are the services offered for the solution of your operational problems in your logistics business. Using mobile applications for your field operations will make your work much easier.
#2 For Team Leaders: Real-Time Task Tracking
Using mobile applications for route optimization also simplifies task tracking. Team leaders make optimization from the system in companies that use applications. The system distributes the places that need to be delivered on the day to the team members in the most appropriate way. The team members who take up the task will find out instantly where they will ship on that day thanks to the mobile application. They can complete the tasks by looking at the directions from the application. After finishing a task, they can indicate that they have completed the task on application. Team leaders can follow them in real-time through the system.
#3 For Team Members: Optimized Tasks
Team members are also very lucky in companies that use mobile applications for route optimization. Routes are optimized according to the facilities of the field team. The first task of the team member is set to be the closest to his current position. Other locations where delivery is required are also determined in the best order. In this way, the field team, who sees the whole course as optimized, does not have to think about the next delivery. He is only obliged to fulfill his duties in order.
#4 Lower Costs
Companies that do not use mobile applications for route optimization need to allocate a separate budget to keep track of field teams. Especially for companies with a large number of team members, this communication process can be very troublesome. It’s time-consuming and costly to use a messaging system to find out where the team member is, where he’s delivered, where he’s going. Alternatively, phone calls are more costly and even more time-consuming. In such a scenario, while a call is being made, the other team member must wait until the end of this meeting. For this, using mobile application only requires internet package and minimizes other communication costs. Because, as we mentioned above, team leaders can follow team members and tasks instantly. As a result, mobile application for route optimization saves you both time and expenses.
In this article, we have mentioned 4 advantages of using mobile application to plan your deliveries and make route optimization. You can have a great help in your logistics operations with ease of access, task tracking, optimized tasks that are easy to follow for the field team, and especially lower costs if you use a mobile app for your delivery operations.
A very handy mobile app is also included in Metrobi Real-Time Route Optimization Software. You can contact us; we’ll be glad to answer if you have any questions.