OPTIMISATION GENERATES EFFICIENCY

This is IVU’s area of ex­per­tise. From initial timetable planning to the de­ploy­ment of resources – the algo­rithms of IVU sys­tems solve highly complex problems.

OPTIMISATION IS THE DRIVER OF EFFICIENCY

CALCULATING HIGHLY COMPLEX SCENARIOS IN SECONDS


Planning vehicle schedules and duties is a demanding task – deploying all resources properly and optimally poses a challenge. But there is significant potential in this. Making vehicle and duty schedules just a few per cent more efficient can save transport companies a lot of money. IVU’s optimisation solutions help you to keep track of complex vehicle and duty schedules and make the most out of the available resources.

IVU has been working in close partnership with the mathematicians at LBW Optimization GmbH, a spin-off of the renowned Zuse Institute in Berlin, for nearly 20 years to this end. The company develops new mathematical optimisation processes based on current scientific findings. The algorithms the company has created form the centrepiece of IVU optimisation cores, allowing you to generate duty and vehicle schedules that meet all legal and operational requirements in next to no time. This frees up resources that can be used to provide more services, for example, at the same time as making duties more balanced and staff happier. Optimisation allows dispatchers to respond directly to disruptions or roadworks and adapt duty and vehicle schedules in seconds with only minimal changes. They are then automatically transmitted to the real-time passenger information, so that the optimisation also directly improves service quality for passengers.

Maximum efficiency

IVU.suite planning products allow you to coordinate duty and vehicle schedules for maximum efficiency. Integrated duty and vehicle scheduling synchronises schedule times with break and relief opportunities entered in the system, thus avoiding potential conflicts – for instance, when a driver cannot be relieved at all stages of the route.

IVU.suite’s automatic personnel dispatch function also optimises staff allocation. The system organises roster layouts and allocates them to the relevant employees. Depending on the operational requirements it could, for example, pay attention to fair allocations, or balanced work time accounts. In addition, the APD automatically takes qualifications, holidays, training courses, and requests into account – increasing driver flexibility.

Optimisation not only assists with day-to-day operations in transport companies, but also helps with business decisions such as with a call for tenders – making it possible to calculate scenarios for routes that have not yet been acquired and use them as a basis for an efficient service offering that puts operators a vehicle’s length ahead of the competition.

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