[DOSSIER] Route optimization: when theory meets reality

Cédric Hervet Kardinal

Cédric Hervet, Head of Science of Kardinal

In route optimization, planners face many challenges. Every day, they are dealing with mathematically complex problems that they often try to solve by hand. In an environment that is becoming increasingly complex due to urban concentration, rising transport costs and the need for ever greater reactivity, optimizing delivery routes is a real headache.

And in the end, routes calculated without taking these issues into account are not relevant because they cannot be implemented in the field. The route optimization is therefore unsatisfactory and unsuitable. To address these issues, Kardinal has designed a solution that bridges the gap between theory and reality in the field.

Mathematics and last mile optimization: when theory meets reality

The planning of delivery routes is a very complex mathematical problem that is almost impossible for a human brain to solve. Discover the explanations of Cédric Hervet on the subject.

What’s wrong with route optimization?

In theory, route optimization solutions offer very significant benefits. However, in practice, very few companies use them. What are the obstacles to the adoption of this type of solution?

How can you optimize your routes to make them relevant?

Route optimization is faced with numerous constraints in the field that are not always taken into account by software solutions. How to design a truly relevant optimization solution to overcome these problems?

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