How do you plan the most optimal transport route?

Logistics services are vital for every city. Photo: iStock

Logistics services are vital for every city. Photo: iStock

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Cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas are swiftly growing all over the world. This increase calls for a higher demand of logistics services. No matter if it is the industrial, trade or hospitality sector, they all rely on deliveries that arrive on time and without damage.… Read more

Off to conquer the ‘last mile’!

28% of total transport cost is accumulated on the “last mile” (Photo: iStock)

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A city’s efficiency depends on its infrastructure. To supply trade, production, the service industry and private households for the future requires solutions which are smart, sustainable and cost-effective.… Read more

Straight to the point: Holz Tusche sends notifications using PTV solutions

 

Founded as a timber merchant in 1934, Holz Tusche GmbH & Co. KG is now one of the leading wholesalers and importers of wood in Germany.

Founded as a timber merchant in 1934, Holz Tusche GmbH & Co. KG is now one of the leading wholesalers and importers of wood in Germany.Read more

Rotra keeps complexity under control thanks to software-aided route scheduling

Route planners working with PTV Smartour at Rotra

Importance of IT infrastructure: In the middle of the site on Verhuellweg 5 street in Doesburg, there is a well-equipped server room, with LED lights in a variety of colours showing that both the servers and the software installed are working flat-out.Read more

Increasing productivity with PTV Smartour: A case study with HAKAWERK W. Schlotz GmbH

HAKAWERK Headquarters in Waldenbuch in Baden-Württemberg

HAKAWERK Headquarters located in Waldenbuch in Baden-Württemberg

Complexity in manual planning: Week in, week out, 10 of the company’s trucks make multi-day trips to the HAKAWERK unloading points. The family-run company operates many of these itself as they need to distribute washing and cleaning products as well as toiletries to the end customers at the agreed times.Read more

IPIC 2017 Physical Internet in Research and Practice

Marcel Huschebeck, Manager Logistics Research at PTV, Dr. Benoit Montreuil, Chair and Professor at Georgia Tech, Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Center, Atlanta, GA, and inventor of the Physical Internet und Dr. Michael Nutto, Solution Director PTV xServer (f.l.t.r.) at IPIC 2017.

Marcel Huschebeck, Dr. Benoit Montreuil, Chair and Professor at Georgia Tech, Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Center, Atlanta, GA, and inventor of the Physical Internet and Dr. Michael Nutto, Solution Director PTV xServer (f.l.t.r.) at IPIC 2017.

The 4th International Physical Internet Conference took place at LogistikWerkstatt Graz in early July (please also read our press release).Read more

Starting at the last mile

Successful kick-off at transport logistic (9 – 12 May 2017): Numerous visitors found their way to PTV’s stand 401/502 in hall B to explore the most innovative software solutions for modern cities and advanced logistics. Copyright PTV Group.

As stressed by Alexander Dobrindt in his opening speech at transport logistic in Munich, only those who are willing to digitise can achieve greatly.Read more

How to supply 300 food retailers in just one night

Food wholesaler Okle managed to dispense one entire truck thanks to route planning with PTV Smatour.

Around 300 independent food retailers await the arrival of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and sausage products, dairy products and frozen foods from Okle every night. The German wholesaler supplies almost 300 partners with regional products and strives to develop customer relationships that are based on trust.Read more

From Kiosk to Commercial Kitchen: Lautertal Ensures

“I cannot imagine anything better than PTV Smartour.” Markus Neiheisel, Lautertal C+C GmbH & Co. KG

Tight delivery time slots, pedestrian areas, limited parking spaces for trucks – as a food wholesaler, Lautertal C+C GmbH & Co. KG has to overcome all of the constraints of inner-city deliveries, while at the same time meeting the needs of customers in rural areas.Read more

New standards in real-time notification

PTV Smartour Notification Service: the right information at the right time

Everything can arrive. But knowing the exact time is key. Notification and shipment tracking in real-time – with the route planning software PTV Smartour, the PTV Group is setting new standards in real-time notification.

PTV Smartour, has achieved new levels of quality in real-time planning.… Read more