Urbana optimizes transportation by truck-fleets, using AI
Urbana uses AI to orchestrate large-scale transportation of goods/cargo - with minimum trucks and maximum reliability. It's effectively a Truck Operating System.
Urbana automatically builds a transportation plan for all the tasks and provides a detailed workplan for each driver/vehicle. Urbana also provides the practices and tools for applying such deep automation.
Urbana enables companies to progress from manual planning of tens or hundreds of trucks to automated planning and updates to reduce expenses and increase visibility & control for management. In many cases this capability can make the difference between loss and healthy profits.
Optimization also reduces CO2 emissions due to reducing mileage, consolidating loads and allocating the ‘leanest’ vehicle for the task.
Urbana is a complete platform for managing fleets for transportation, distribution and collection. It is offered as SaaS based on a monthly subscription.
One Fleet, One Beat
Why Urbana ?
For complex and dynamic scenarios, human planners strive to complete or update the plan, with limited ability to plan efficiently or analyze the results.
Existing TMS/Dispatch systems lack the necessary algorithms and policies for automation, and are ultimately used to “digitize” complex transportation and distribution scenarios. Planning remains manual or assisted by a basic matching mechanism.
Urbana uniquely integrates algorithms, operational policies/rules and practices to automate and optimize even the most demanding scenarios.
Urbana enables scenario-aware planning by utilizing peripheral information like category of goods/cargo, characteristics of logistic facilities or customer sites, and priority or timing requirements regarding the tasks.
Planning with Urbana
Urbana uses AI to plan automatically and optimally for all tasks and all fleet drivers/vehicles together. It automates load consolidation, truck-to-task allocation, truck routing and precise scheduling for each load/unload.
Planning supports FTL, LTL/Distribution and Collection scenarios, using a private fleet or a contracted fleet via price-lists.
Urbana off-loads lengthy planning and endless updates from dispatchers, yet enables them to make point-updates using a rich GUI. A skilled dispatcher uses Urbana as powerful tool to increase productivity.
Planning minimizes total operating cost by minimizing a global cost-function, which reflects all dimensions of the fleet-operator’s operating costs.
Planning obeys operational and financial policies/rules, easily defined by the fleet-operator using Urbana’s uniquely comprehensive set of policies and rules. Urbana enables multiple rules to co-exist and take affect.
Human planning or simple matching mechanisms cannot match this.
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The Urbana difference
Operation policies & rules are necessary to automate and optimize complex transportation scenarios, and to ensure that field operations follow management's directives.
AI integrates multiple decision dimensions: task priorities, truck operating costs, cargo physical structure, driver/truck capabilities and availability, road conditions and more.
Urbana supports task inter-dependencies that enables optimization of scenarios which involve task synchronization, task prioritization, using a versatile fleet or visiting congested facilities.
During planning Urbana reflects expected travel and execution durations to yield the most beneficial and accurate execution schedule. Transportation plans meet the driver and truck availability, work-schedule and work-cycle constraints.
Urbana interfaces ERP/OMS at item-level and determines how to consolidate, pack and load/unload cargo most efficiently vis-a-vis the routes and schedules that it builds.
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