TPA – Route Scheduling for Field Staff
The software prototype enables a significant efficiency increase in route scheduling. It is tailored to meet the requirements of field staff, especially for small and medium-sized companies.
The TPA-pilot-system was developed for efficient route scheduling. It takes all relevant planning parameters into account and calculates an optimized multi-day route for an employee, filling gaps between fixed appointments with suggestions to visit new potential customers. Geographical, organizational and legal constraints are taken into account, such as:
- customers’ addresses
- urgency of visits
- potential customer’s addresses
- ratings for potential customers with respect to deal-probability and achievable turnover
- realistic driving-times
The proposed routs can be individually customized by the employee, allowing unexpected opportunities to be seized or obstacles to be circumvented flexibly.
The planning tool is fully functional as a prototype and was successfully tested on real world customer-data.