The Route4Me Depot Placement Analysis solution helps you choose the location of your next warehouse by simulating the fully loaded costs of running your existing routes from a new depot.
Depots4Me accurately predicts which of your existing depots, or depots you're considering to purchase or rent, have the lowest operating cost to service your customers.
Traditionally, depot placement analysis was a long and tedious process that took many months and cost huge amounts of money. Sometimes, it was just purely guessing.
Depot selection historically boiled down to square-foot costs provided to you by real-estate agents, warehouse rental companies, or landlords who could only present you with market prices.
But using square-foot costs as a metric to decide where to place a depot is too simplistic, because factors like neighborhood congestion and road accessiblity dramatically increase operating costs.
Depots4Me helps pick the best location based on where your customers are located. It is an extremely powerful automated operational expense reduction analysis tool that greatly benefits any business with a mobile-workforce (field service, field sales, deliveries, etc.).
Using the automated depot optimization solution is very simple, here's how it works:
You provide us with a list of all the facilities you are considering renting or buying. We use depot-specific costs, such as one-time upfront fees, recurring monthly fees, inflation, seasonal peak adjustments for fuel and labor costs, to automatically model and determine actual operating costs for the depot.