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Route Optimization Glossary and FAQs

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Many field service business managers and owners are not much aware of the benefits of route optimization or are simply misinformed about what it can do. To help shine some light, we’ve listed the most common terms related to route optimization and frequently answered questions about route planning and scheduling. 

What Is Route Optimization?

Route optimization is the process of finding the most efficient and cost-effective route to visit a set of stops. Learn more about it in “What Is Route Optimization?

What Is Multi-Stop Routing?

Multi-stop routing identifies the most efficient way for your team to visit multiple destinations. Find out more about multi-stop routing in “What Is Multi-Stop Routing?

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Why Is Route Optimization Important?

Route optimization helps your field service reps and delivery drivers show up on time, reduce transportation costs, and serve more customers. Learn more about route optimization’s benefits in “The Importance of Route Optimization”.

What Is Route Management?

Route management is the practice of achieving maximum productivity and efficiency for your field resources. Learn how route management can benefit your business in “What Is Route Management?

What Is Route Scheduling?

The route scheduling process assigns an arrival and service time for each stop and assigns each driver a shift that adheres to his or her working hours. Learn more about the process in our article on what route scheduling is.

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Whether you want to slash the time it takes you to plan routes for your drivers, increase the number of stops they can make, or keep your customers satisfied knowing that your drivers show up on time… Route4Me helps you achieve that!

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About Route4Me

Route4Me has over 32,000 customers on almost every continent. Route4Me's mobile Android and iPhone apps have been downloaded over 2 million times since 2009. Extremely easy-to-use, the apps synchronize routes, enable two-way communication with drivers, offer turn-by-turn directions, delivery confirmation, and more. Behind the scenes, Route4Me's operational optimization platform combines high-performance algorithms with data science, machine learning, and big data to plan, optimize, and analyze routes of almost any size in real-time.

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  1. […] management, vehicle routing, and scheduling, and route mapping. We explain all these terms in our route optimization glossary and FAQs. It is important you go through these before reading further to ensure you are informed and will […]

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