case study

load optimization

Customer is one of the largest speciality carriers in the world in their category. Having been in business for over 80 years, dispatchers and load planners has perfected the art of building loads manually. However the process was time consuming, people dependent and not very efficient. The SPHERE engagement helped the client automate the loading process with minimal manual intervention and improved overall efficiency many folds.

Industry 

Speciality Trucking

Industry Type

Less Than Truckload (LTL)

No. of Trucks

3000

Challenge

Hundreds of Complex loading rules
Irregular commodity size and shape
Irregular weight distribution
Specialized custom built trucks

Manual loading process
Time consuming load build process
Too many stops per route
Missed consolidation opportunities

Solution delivered

Automated load build
Automated load sequence
Prioritized aged inventory
Avoided cherry picking freight
Forecasting for next day orders
Mathematical model of truck
Mathematical model of commodity

Business Benefits

Commodity per truck

Load factor

Lane density

Stops per trip

Cost of transportation

results delivered

Before Optimization

After Optimization

Total Trips

1,442

1,417

Units Shipped

11,548

11,652

Total Stops

2,732

2,392

Loaded Miles

2,39,477

2,41,527

Running Miles

4,69,973

4,75,580

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