Planning routes manually makes your task complex, time-consuming and inefficient. If you are still using pen and paper for your route planning then it’s time to stop. You can easily switch to a routing software and manage your planning process efficiently.
Route planning is an important part of industries like, transport, logistics, BPO/ITES and institutions where they rely on fleet of vehicles. In schools, route planning plays an important role where number of school buses are run on a daily basis. Optimization of school bus routes is the need of hour as there is a growing number of students every year. Managing routes for multiple vehicle simultaneously can be a hectic job for the school transport managers. Automating routing plans helps transport managers to do their day-to-day routing tasks and manage fleet vehicles efficiently. The various features in a routing software helps you create new routes, stoppages, better routes and vehicle assignments in a much better way.
Let’s check the disadvantages of manual route planning.
While planning school bus routes, school transport management system refers to maps, students’ addresses, available bus stops etc. so that they can plan the most optimized school bus route. No doubt manual route planning looks easy but the results are uncertain, ambiguous, un-optimized, time taking and redundant. The data needed for route planning is huge and its thorough assessment every time can be a cumbersome task.
Planning routes manually is challenging and time consuming. Figuring out the routes, stoppages, and student address is not an easy task. In manual routing transport managers refers to outdated maps try to match with the student addresses and available bus stops which provides poor, uncertain, ambiguous, unoptimized results. It should be planned and executed efficiently to remain relevant with frequent changes and should ensure minimal travel time.
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