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The Last Mile Costs Are ~30% of the Total Costs

The Company which solves The Last Mile will emerge as the Global Winner in Retail, eCommerce, Supplychain, Transportation, Logistics, Telecom, Internet and Cable.

Problem Formulation(s)

TSP - Travelling Salesman Problem
VRP - Vehicle Routing Problem
CVRP - Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem
VRPTW - Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows
CVRPTW - Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows
CVRPTW-SD - Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows and Stochastic Demands
Multi-Objective Vehicle Routing Problem



Features

Realtime
Visibility
GPS
Drones
Autonomous Delivery Vehicles
Deliveries to Alternates
Crowdsourcing
Sub-Contractors
Capacity
Shifts
Time Windows
Delivery Lockers
Multi-Objective Optimization(Costs, Emissions, Fuel, Experience, Tardiness)
Uncertainty

Algorithms

Heuristics
Branch & Bound
Cutting Planes Method
Dynamic Programming
Deterministic/Polynomial Time (Automatski)

Complexity

Problem Complexity O( (n-1)!/2 )
Best Solution Available Today O(2^n * n^2)
Our Deterministic Solution O(N^4)
Our Heuristic Solution O(N^3)

The Astronomical Maths behind UPS' Quest for Efficiency

$30 million — The cost to UPS per year if each driver drives just one more mile each day than necessary. By that same logic, the company saves $30 million if each driver finds a way to drive one mile less.

15 trillion trillion — The number of possible routes a driver with just 25 packages to deliver can choose from. As illustrated by the classic traveling salesman problem, the mathematical phenomenon that makes figuring out the best delivery routes so difficult is called a combinatorial explosion.

55,000 — The number of "package cars" (the brown trucks) in UPS' U.S. fleet. If the figures involved in determining the most efficient route for one driver are astronomical in scale, imagine how those numbers look for the entire fleet.

85 million — The number of miles Levis says UPS' analytics tools are saving UPS drivers per year.

16 million — The number of deliveries UPS makes daily.

30 — The maximum number of inches UPS specifies a driver should have to move to select the next package. This is accomplished through a meticulous system for loading packages into the truck in the order in which they'll be delivered.

200 million — The number of addresses mapped by UPS drivers on the ground.

74 — The number of pages in the manual for UPS drivers detailing the best practices for maximizing delivery efficiency.

100 million — The reduction in the number of minutes UPS trucks spend idling thanks in part, the company says, to onboard sensors that helped figure out when in the delivery process to turn the truck on and off.

200 — The number of data points monitored on each delivery truck to anticipate maintenance issues and determine the most efficient ways to operate the vehicles.





The Solution To The Last Mile Problem is Valued at Trillions of Dollars

"We are The Worlds First to Attack The Core of and Successfully Solve this 1000+ Year Problem." - Founders, Automatski

"We have the Worlds First Polynomial Time Deterministic Solution. And also one of the Best & Fastest Heuristic Solutions in the World." - Founders, Automatski

"Lets do 100,000,000+ deliveries/day at the Lowest Costs. And Save Billions of Dollars." - Founders, Automatski

"The war has been variously termed a war of production and a war of machines. Whatever else it is, so far as the United States is concerned, it is a war of logistics." – Fleet ADM Ernest J. King, in a 1946 report to the Secretary of the Navy

"Leaders win through logistics. Vision, sure. Strategy, yes. But when you go to war, you need to have both toilet paper and bullets at the right place at the right time. In other words, you must win through superior logistics." – Tom Peters – Rule #3: Leadership Is Confusing As Hell, Fast Company, March 2001

"Logistics must be simple–everyone thinks they’re an expert." – Anonymous