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The tool allows dispatches to receive, automatically assign and execute orders throughout the day, placing pickup or delivery orders on the routes that are best suited to meet customer appointment requirements and operational cost constraints. Real-time fleet-status data, drawing on global positioning system (GPS) technology, can more accurately predict new delivery times and lead to more efficient deliveries, Descartes said. The new same-day optimization technology is part of the vendor's Route Planner application, which provides advanced route planning and execution in a single, Web-based architecture.
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