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Routing software helps Plumbing World expand delivery operation

Plumbing World is utilising the latest cloud-based multi drop routing and scheduling solution from Maxoptra to help expand its delivery operation.

Plumbing World is using Maxoptra's multi drop routing and scheduling solution to expand its fleet and reach
Plumbing World is using Maxoptra’s multi drop routing and scheduling solution to expand its fleet and reach

The firm, which distributes plumbing, bathroom, heating and plastic products, Plumbing World currently offers a one-stop shop stocking in excess of 10,000 products available for ‘click and collect’ from its central warehouse or for delivery across the West Midlands, but is looking to expand its van fleet and delivery area.

Maxoptra’s automated route planning and scheduling has already enabled Plumbing World to reduce the time taken to plan routes from 3-4 hours per day under the previous manual system to just a matter of minutes.

“The streamlined workflow that Maxoptra provides has significantly reduced the planning task allowing us to reinvest this resource in other areas of the business,” said Danny Welch, warehouse and operations manager. “Looking into the additional functionality offered by Maxoptra we are excited by the automatic ETA notifications and the electronic POD process, which could further reduce the administrative resource of delivery planning and reporting.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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