Plumbing World is using the latest cloud-based multi drop routing and scheduling solution from Maxoptra to help expand its delivery operation.
The national distributor of plumbing, bathroom, heating and plastic products, currently delivers across the West Midlands but is planning to expand its delivery fleet and increase its delivery area.
The company also offers a 'click and collect' service from its warehouse.
Danny Welch, warehouse and operations manager at Plumbing World, said: “At the start of our journey with Maxoptra we operated a small fleet, mainly delivering within a 40-mile radius of the warehouse.
“As the business continues to expand, and with the support of Maxoptra, we plan to increase the size of the fleet and expand our delivery area.”
Before introducing Maxoptra, the company manually planned deliveries within the local vicinity and used outside couriers for other consignments, which it found to be time consuming and expensive.
Welch said that the software enabled it to reduce the time taken to plan routes from three to four hours per day to a matter of minutes.
Maxoptra integrates with Plumbing World's Safe enterprise software to automate the transfer of order, delivery and invoice data.