Localion B is the solution for you if your location data is sensitive, for example where GDPR, your service levels or non-disclosure clauses require a map-screen solution – for finding locations, routing or distance matrices – which is fully integrated into your own infrastructure. Another reason may be that you have to use special map material to actually enable your solution. Regardless of your motivation, localion B is a tool for the future of automated transport of people and goods, as IoT and digitisation continue their onward march.
|Flexible route profile – from pedestrians to cars and emergency service vehicles, right through to trucks and combine harvesters|
|Route calculations for any number of destinations|
|Detailed route statistics|
|Route geometry and turn-by-turn instructions|
|Matrix calculations – whether 10x10 or 1,000x1,000|
|Optimisation of routes – also with more than 1,000 destinations|
|Ideal positioning of customers on existing routes allowing spontaneous orders to be fulfilled without affecting costs, as far as possible|
|Journey time and route-based optimisation options|
|Detailed map presentation|
|Map design can be configured to any requirements|
|Map tiles for display in GIS systems and web apps|
|Geocoding overview maps for whole regions|
|Find coordinates for an address|
|Addresses for a coordinate|
|Addresses in a postcode district|
|Free text and form-based search|
|LOGIBALL xMaps can be used|
|Flexibly scalable in order to be able to meet high performance and parallelism requirements|
|Self-hosted or hosted by LOGIBALL|
|Central management of the entire infrastructure|
LOCALION B INTELLIGENTLY CONTROLS THOUSANDS OF DISTRIBUTION VEHICLES IN EUROPE
200,000 routes per second for the best route to the customer
|+||Easy integration via service API ensures availability in all areas of the company|
|+||Meets any special routing requirements (driveby, quadrant matrices, etc.)|
|+||Customer’s sensitive location data remains in the private cloud (GDPR)|
|+||Scalable solution with excellent availability, 10 million transactions every month|
|+||Editable map, can be updated within 1 second|
|+||Price model not linked to transaction|
The customer needs a routing solution for intelligent control of its fleet, which numbers several thousand vehicles, for a wide variety of company applications. Using localion B covers various planning levels, for example unscheduled customer appointments in the call centre and in the online shop, creation of framework delivery run schedules, delivery area planning, daily, weekly and monthly planning. At the same time, there is considerable stress upon response times, because more than 200,000 routes per second must be calculated during peak periods.
The API service enables the customer to access a range of different services in the localion B backend. localion B instances are distributed in a Citrix-based VPN with 20 servers, in order to ensure that the required response times and availabilities are met even during peak periods. Load distribution is controlled on several levels, in order that matrices with up to 16 million
elements, for example, can be calculated quickly. A special routing process, including tailored optimisation services, was set up for the customer. The sequence optimisation of up to 2,000 stops, for instance, must take into consideration the journey to the customer.
LOGIBALL fully tailored the localion B solution to customer requirements. The system was installed, the functionality tested under simulated load, and then commissioned in collaboration with the cloud provider and the customer.
LOGIBALL is now monitoring the system’s operation.
The previous system was replaced on schedule through a seamless migration process and without affecting day-to-day operations.
FREIGHT COST BILLING WITH SAP CONNECTION FOR A LEADING TIMBER COMPANY
Exact calculation of freight costs for routes with off-road sections
|+||Correct billing of kilometre-based transport costs across all road categories, including private roads|
|+||Easy system integration via Service API|
|+||One-off annual payment for use of localion B, regardless of the number of transactions|
The timber industry commissions transport providers on an ongoing basis, to transport timber from forest to plant. Transport services are billed by the service providers through SAP based on the number of kilometres. Calculating the kilometres covered by the transport company is a real challenge, as the loading point is rarely on public roads, and generally in forests. This means that vehicles must often travel for several kilometres on private roads and routes only suitable for trucks. These are not covered by conventional routing solutions, but still have to be billed.
Start point and end point are transferred from the SAP system via a service API, and the kilometres covered according to road category then returned to SAP. A localion B backend was created for the customer in the cloud. A special navigation map for the timber industry ensures that the routing is correct. This navigation map will also be used a thousand times over in the LOGIBALL Business Navigator Forestry system, which is why the solution was so readily accepted by transport companies.
The system was installed, tested and supplied to the customer by LOGIBALL. Access to the service is provided via the service API.
ROUTE PLANNING WITH AD HOC MAP EDITING
Web app allows easy editing of the map for route calculation benefits
|+||Planning based on real-world scenarios, and therefore properly cost-optimised|
|+||Route planning can react flexibly to changes in the actual situation|
|+||User-friendly and self-explanatory map editing|
|+||Planning system readily accepted|
Good planning of optimal routes for delivery runs to private customers is absolutely vital due to the cost situation. The key factor here is how well the data basis – in this case the road map – reflects reality. Every day there are changes to the road network, whether through roadworks, road blocks, diversions, etc. Company-specific issues can also affect the selected route, for example through roads not being used because of risk factors. It is crucial here that these changes are integrated into the planning systems as quickly as possible.
Various changes to the European road network can be made for around 200 employees through a web application. After registering and reviewing these changes, they are factored into the localion B backend for all future queries via the service API. If the base map, in this case TomTom, needs to be updated, these changes are automatically reconciled and taken into consideration once more.
The solution has been developed, installed, tested and provided by LOGIBALL. Access is provided through a web application, which is extremely user-friendly. LOGIBALL also monitors system operation.