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Blue Dart speed delivers a GIS-based solution to strengthen its supply chain

Varsha Chidambaram | June 23, 2014
How a GIS-based routing solution helped Blue Dart deliver more shipments in reduced time and cost.

Once the shipment arrives in the city, the route manager is assigned with the task of segregating the packages across different routes into different trucks. Here's where the ingenuity of the application was realized.

The system, which relies on map data from an Indian service provider, would automatically compute the best possible routes with the least traffic congestion that would help complete all the deliveries of the day. Now, the route manager can take several decisions based on the specific conditions of the day, for example, a trucker doesn't arrive and there is shortage of resources or there is an unforeseen delay. The manager has to simply input the changes and the system will compute and re-route the next best solution. The system also takes into account the weight and nature of shipment while allotting the packages across different routes and trucks.

The Benefits: The solution worked wonders. "We realized a reduction in our delivery time. We also saw an increase in the number of deliveries in a day," says Matthews.

 

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