ROUND SPREAD PLANNING
Improve your schedule adherence

REDUCE LABOR WASTE AND SCHEDULING INEFFICIENCY

Many companies are required to provide a service that includes a commitment to making planned visits to a large number of sites scattered over large geographical areas at a certain frequency. This is particularly relevant in sectors such as food safety planning, pest control, planned maintenance and in other industries that require repeat inspections according to international regulations or standards.

Companies have to meet a very high level of service while undertaking visits according to different business rules, including: Uniform distribution of visits in different geographical sites in relation to shifts (morning/afternoon/evening, weekday/weekend) and with the required skills set & level of training.

IMPROVE YOUR SCHEDULE ADHERENCE

At C&G we help reduce labor waste with efficient schedules based on patented forecasting algorithms. Our goals include: Increasing the level of automation and reducing planning and reporting time, creating daily round spread uniformity, equally allocating work through the round period based on actual working days, efficiently grouping locations both geographically and from a hierarchical point of view.

THE MODEL

  • Soft & hard constraints
  • Can be calibrated via a rich set of parameters
  • Turn off/on existing rules
  • Priorities of business rules
  • Work plan parameters – workdays per week, working hours
  • Adjustable for new business rules

PLANNING OBJECTIVES

  • Visit plan distribution rules
  • Round coverage
  • Round uniformity
  • Week part distribution
  • Day part distribution
  • Daily route efficiency objectives
  • Short driving time (geographical clustering)
  • Short idle time
  • Fairness

KEY BENEFITS

Compliance with all business rules

Automated planning

Smooth visits uniformity

Reduction in average travel time by more than 40%

Planning time: 10 times faster than "as is"