Reliable loading and routing decisions
Intelligent planning algorithms for transportation management systems
Empower dispatchers to solve planning tasks fast and target-oriented
pack items into boxes
Optimize load plans while respecting stacking rules, fragility, axle load restrictions, as well as loading and unloading sequence restrictions.
Dynamic tour planning
Optimize customizable cost functions while automatically respecting requirements such as time windows, order splitting, pickup and delivery precedence, and heterogeneous vehicles.
High resolution decision support – Transportation planning in full view
Integrated container loading and vehicle routing
We are not a TMS. Our decision support algorithms can be integrated into TMS through our API to extend the planning functionality of the TMS for load building and transportation planning.
Are you a TMS provider? We would love to talk to you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
As a dispatcher, you can access the user interface of your TMS provider as usual. Behind the scenes, clover’s products generate ready-to-use packing and tour plans as a basis for decision-making within your TMS. From the generated pool of plans, you can select a suitable one or build on it in your planning.
We’ve seen everything from 20% to 80% time savings and 5% to 25% reductions in direct transportation costs. But compared to what? It depends:
- Is planning done manually or already (partially) automated?
- What level of decision support does your current system offer?
- What is relevant for you: load planning, vehicle routing, or both?
We are happy to assess the savings potential for your use case. Get in touch.
Decision support systems vary widely in the scope of their planning capabilities and the quality of their generated plans. Our container loading and vehicle routing solutions respect a comprehensive set of planning requirements and dispatching rules. Our unique integrated loading and routing algorithm CLAIRE distinguishes our solution from your current one. We combine cutting-edge algorithms and the latest research to generate high-quality planning proposals instantly.
We would happily arrange a free consultation with you and offer our assessment. Tell us about your system and needs, and learn about the impact of our technology and the latest technological and scientific developments in algorithmic decision support and artificial intelligence.
Clover’s integrated routing and loading solution operates with the highest level of integration and considers all interactions and dependencies between load and tour planning. Learn about degrees of integration.
We employ proven and cutting-edge techniques from Operations Research and Combinatorial Optimization to solve planning problems effectively. At the core of our technology is a sophisticated and high-performing metaheuristic. It is complemented by various techniques including greedy constructive heuristics, local search, tree search, as well as set- and graph-based algorithms.
You will receive access to use our REST-API. You only need to transfer the planning data as a JSON file according to the interface documentation and will receive back finished planning data. We will support you in accelerating the integration process or fine-tuning the algorithms.
Do you have any questions or special requirements regarding the integration? Feel free to get in touch with us.
The Clover Optimization project (formerly vertex.ai) is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Social Fund as part of the EXIST program.