Courier Company Cleans Up

Route optimisation experts have helped a specialist same day courier company to win new business.

Proactive Despatch provides a nationwide same day courier service from its base in St Helens in north-west England. Consultants from The Algorithm People (TAP) have helped the company to secure a new contract with a leading UK supplier of cleaning, hygiene and janitorial products.

The Algorithm People was able to deliver a 5% saving in mileage for the couriers, by combining TAP’s expertise and consultancy as a service.

Paul Woods, Managing Director of Proactive Despatch, said: “The consultancy from The Algorithm People was problem-solving at its finest. They provided us with the solution we needed in order to win new business, as well as delivering a saving on fuel for our couriers at the same time.”

The Algorithm People is a leading provider of route optimisation software, consultancy and mobile apps. Along with providing expertise on specific contracts or tenders, its consultancy arm also offers modelling and scenario planning. This ranges from helping fleets to adopt and deploy ultra-low emission vehicles more effectively, to enabling larger organisations to better plan major investments such as new depots. The company’s software arm provides route optimisation software which is proven to increase productivity by a third and reduce total fleet mileage by up to 20%.

Colin Ferguson, CEO of The Algorithm People, said: “Consultancy can be a great introduction for companies to route optimisation, in terms of solving specific challenges on certain contracts. We think there is a lot of untapped potential here and are exploring how we can better serve this market.

“We have delivered some attractive savings for Proactive Despatch as well as helping it to win a new contract. However, companies that wish to deploy optimisation across their entire fleet will see far bigger benefits by investing in our full route optimisation software.”

The Algorithm People offers organisations a free consultation to demonstrate the potential savings specific to their fleet.