CONNECTING THE LOGISTICS CHAIN
USING REAL TIME DATA
Estimated time of arrival
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ETA is the new Tracking

Time optimisation of the entire supply chain

Transporting goods in time is a challenge: Disruptions in transport as well as information deficits are the biggest problems within logistics supply chains. Traffic jams or other unexpected impacts cause deviations from strategically planned routes and are the reasons that most pre-trip plans do not come true. Nowadays, changed predictions of arrival-times at the customer or unloading point are hardly shared among supply chain stakeholders. Therefore, trips cannot be rescheduled and optimised dynamically. As a result, congestion and long waiting times at the ramps as well as (rest-time) delays and contractual penalties are a daily occurrence.

OUR SOLUTION

We believe that the exact information about the estimated arrival time (ETA) of a transport and the real-time status en route are the basis to improve this situation.
Therefore we have developed a product that optimises the entire supply chain dynamically by making it possible to share real-time information about the ETA of road freight from all supply chain participants – despite the use of proprietary systems and in an ongoing manner. This enables a fast and dynamic intervention in the process with the goal to raise efficiency and collaboration within the transportation chain.

THE COLLABORATION CONCEPT

Increasing efficiency by sharing information

HOW DO WE GUARANTEE THE BEST ETA?

Combining real-time data with long-time know-how

To deliver the most accurate ETA for truck operations on the market we have delevoped a unique calculation algorithm, taking into account all ETA- relevant factors:

  • TomTom real-time traffic information
  • Traffic prediction
  • Relevance of congestion for the trip
  • ongoing road closures
  • driving and rest periods for drivers
  • truck attributes
  • truck traffic patterns
  • Automatic detection and consideration of break times

INTEGRATE IT INTO YOUR SYSTEM

PUBLIC API FOR YOUR EXISTING TOOL CHAIN

As the ETA is calculated for pre-planned trips, the integration of PTV Drive&Arrive with its monitoring capabilities has to take place in the tools where the ready-to-use trips are available. This may be your Transport Management System, your Tour Planning System or any other application that you are using to manage your process.

As PTV Drive&Arrive is a service with a public API you can integrate it into your system by using codesnippets that exist in all common programming languages.

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