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Imaginnovate's Fleet Enable takes guesswork out of final mile

Dec. 10, 2021
Predictive Scheduling controls shipments and is the company's third software 'breakthrough' of 2021.

Logistics software creator Imaginnovate will make its new predictive scheduling feature part of its recently released Fleet Enable software, the company announced. It said this would help eliminate guesswork for white-glove carriers transporting shipments for final-mile deliveries.

Predictive-scheduling software can automate all aspects of final-mile deliveries, from scheduling to routing, according to a news release from the 8-year-old software developer. The new tool can predict whether shipments are running on time or delayed. It also can set departure times for drivers and optimize delivery routes, the company said.

Imaginnovate said the new functionality works seamlessly with another new software technology, the Dynamic Rating Engine, which allows Fleet Enable to automate final-mile business end to end. Fleet Enable automates operational processes, including shipment tracking, as well as back-office functions.

“Predictive Scheduling helps to alleviate all final-mile issues by creating the optimal time to deliver on the right truck while taking into consideration scheduled appointment time, drive time, traffic, and delivery constraints,” said Krishna Vattipalli, the Imaginnovate CEO. “We believe we are the first system to offer this kind of functionality for white-glove carriers.”

White-glove carriers, those who deliver and set up shipments for consumers and businesses, are under pressure due to supply chain gridlock. Product shortages and port delays make customers impatient to get deliveries on time. Imaginnovate said Predictive Scheduling could help ease the anxiety.

“Predictive Scheduling ensures that the driver is delivering the order at the right time, not too early or late,” Vattipalli said. “If the system recognizes that there is a potential delay, the system automatically alerts shippers, customers, and dispatchers and sends out new ETAs.”

Imaginnovate said its new scheduling software would help alleviate final-mile challenges ranging from driver shortages to traffic congestion. Final-mile carriers helped design the technology, the company said.

Among the potential benefits it listed were:

  • An end to manual delivery scheduling
  • Greater on-time reliability
  • Better equipment utilization
  • Reduced driver idling time
  • Improved fuel efficiency
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