Locus Dispatcher

Algorithmic route optimization for delivery drivers

About Locus Dispatcher

Locus Dispatcher is a route optimization tool which uses algorithms and machine learning to automate route planning for delivery drivers and dispatchers. The cloud-based tool also facilitates GPS tracking for monitoring vehicles and providing clients with accurate and real-time ETAs. Locus Dispatcher is an AI-based, RO decision-making platform that considers historical data and multiple real-life constraints and distribution models to deliver optimized routes.

In order to create the most effective and efficient routes for delivery vehicles, Locus Dispatcher uses artificial intelligence and machine learning, taking into account real life factors such as traffic, driver breaks, average stop durations, and more. Locus Dispatcher uses a geocoding engine to convert addresses into geographic coordinates and provide optimal routes, which drivers can view and follow on a visual map. Businesses can also automate the allocation of vehicles and drivers to each job based on volume of the shipment, type of shipment, delivery times, skills, and more, so that each job is assigned to the best suited team member and vehicle.

The GPS functionality of Locus Dispatcher can be utilized by drivers when on the road using a mobile device, and allows drivers to check their route in real time, and ensure they always stay on track. Managers can also benefit from the live GPS tracking feature to track their employees and analyze performance by comparing actual routes vs planned routes. Locus Dispatcher also facilitates self-service driver tracking for customers by providing clients with live updates on their delivery, and proof of delivery can be managed at the drop-off location using the electronic signature capture tool.

Key benefits of Locus Dispatcher

  • Benefit from AI-based route optimization which automatically plans the most efficient and effective journeys for each job, or group of jobs, taking into account real-life constraints.

  • Convert written addresses into precise geographic coordinates through EVA using the proprietary geocoding engine, and create optimized routes based on the combination of added addresses.

  • Get recommendations for the most appropriate vehicle for each route with the vehicle allocation engine which automatically selects vehicles based on shipment type, shipment volumes, delivery times, and more.

  • Allocate orders based on historical data, priority, rider skills, and on-ground constraints such as traffic. Locus also takes rider preferences into consideration when routing jobs to them.

  • Monitor drivers and compare their actual route to the planned route if drivers go off track. Managers can re-route drivers in real time and benefit from dynamic ETA calculations. Customers can also track their delivery with live updates.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    Locus Dispatcher automatically creates optimized routes using AI technology
    Drivers and dispatchers can visualize their routes, including multiple drop-offs and breaks
    Guided navigation helps drivers to stay on-route and track ETAs
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    Features

    Total features of Locus Dispatcher: 39

    • API
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Capacity Management
    • Change Management
    • Cost Estimating
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Delivery Tracking
    • Dispatch Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Driver Management
    • Electronic Signature
    • Employee Management
    • Facility Scheduling
    • GPS
    • Geographic Maps
    • Geolocation
    • Inventory Management
    • Live Driver Tracking
    • Location Tracking
    • Maintenance Scheduling
    • Mobile Access
    • Monitoring
    • Performance Metrics
    • Prioritization
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real-time Updates
    • Resource Allocation & Planning
    • Route Management
    • Route Optimization
    • Routing
    • Scheduling
    • Search/Filter
    • Service History
    • Task Management
    • Territory Management
    • VIN Lookup

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,6 /5
    (38)
    Value for Money
    4,6/5
    Features
    4,5/5
    Ease of Use
    4,5/5
    Customer Support
    4,7/5

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    Santosh S.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Croma was able to give better customer experience on last mile delivery .

    Reviewed on 2020/05/06

    Good experience .

    Good experience .

    Pros

    Very easy to use , user friendly , can be customized as per our requirement , very prompt and agile in solving queries , creative .

    Cons

    Nothing as such in the current scenario .

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    One of the good products in market

    Reviewed on 2020/06/25

    Pros

    Routing is one of the core problems that we face in the business of Online retail. Locus helps us seemlessly and helps solve this problem.
    Some of the good things
    - Optimum routing
    - Customisation as required by the business needs
    - Prompt response by the Support teams

    Cons

    Not many, one notable improvement area would be that the current dashboard offered for the Customers to monitor regular activity takes significant time to load. We are at a significant scale which requires loads of data to be loaded on to the dashboard. Optimising this would help the end users of this dashboard to seemlessly use the required functionalities.

    Raghunandan R.
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    • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    One stop shop for all things route planning

    Reviewed on 2021/02/22

    Pros

    Ability to handle lots of use cases and special requirements.
    Extensive support from the team on all change requests

    Cons

    Would be better to get some sort of explanation for the results for certain route plans.

    Hariandi H.
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    • Industry: Consumer Goods
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    easy to integrate

    Reviewed on 2021/02/02

    Pros

    machine learning based on log transaction

    Cons

    can't define gps hardware, must be integrated with another system

    Siddharth M.
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Locus review

    Reviewed on 2021/01/18

    Pros

    Very useful to improve the CSAT. Provide the real time data and location of our Phlebos that is the need of the hour.

    Cons

    It could be more user friendly. Many of the users in health industry averse the technology. If we can make the software more user friendly, it will make a huge impact in healthcare industry.

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    Locus Dispatcher offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$10 000,00/year
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

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    Locus Dispatcher has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Locus Dispatcher supports the following languages:

    English

    Locus Dispatcher supports the following devices:

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    Locus Dispatcher offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep)

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