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Workforce Management
Winter 2017

// Modern workforce management solutions
give managers access to information about
drivers they didn't have before.

in reducing fuel consumption, as well as
maintaining a fleet's reputation: driver
training. Similar studies have proven
that aggressive driving (speeding, rapid
acceleration and braking) can decrease
gas mileage by 33 percent at highway
speeds and by 5 percent on local streets.
Fleet managers have been quick to
pick up on these potential benefits,
and the result is an increase in monitoring over the years with regards to
route planning, vehicle health and fuel
consumption. Monitoring helps derive
only so much benefit, as the tools are
limited to reward for good historic
behavior or punishment for bad. In the
past drivers would be given a task -
whether it be delivering 16 palettes of
goods to a supermarket in a neighboring state, or driving 20 minutes to fix a
blown electrical transformer - where
the drivers themselves were responsible for deciding which route was the
most efficient. The limited awareness
that fostered this reactive approach
couldn't consider other data that
would deliver additional benefits to

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the business. Road conditions, precise
driver location and status, assessment
of travel route based on typical traffic
conditions at the time needed, or the
ability to leverage current travel conditions to decide on who should travel
what route were simply not available or, due to processing and time
constraints, not accessible. Today's
modern MWFM solutions provide
managers with unprecedented access
to all these (and other) details with
the ability to operationalize them and
ensure that each and every resource is
being utilized in accordance with the
desired business strategy.
Using Data
Reducing fuel cost and wear and tear
on a fleet can include these additional
details and thus produce more precise
and immediate benefits. However, like
many problems in the mobile workforce
management world it's not isolated and
demands a balance between all the other
factors influencing the fleet. In addition,
this balance must be redefined on a

continual basis as MWFM problems are
subject to an ongoing shift in the factors
that influence what should be done,
when, by whom, with what and where.
The key to attaining ever increasing
benefits is access to the data and ability
to quickly process and appropriately
operationalize. Using individualized
details on the atomic level (individual
users, jobs, vehicles, personnel etc.),
a state of the art MWFM system can
identify the right resources to support
what activity. This includes assessment
to batch process routes considering
individual roadways and their travel
speeds (something that has been around
for quite some time), as well as facilities
to interactively assess current traffic
patterns to shift the assignment near
the current time. With additional input
from the vehicle, and driver behavior
added to all other considerations about
the job needs, a more complete picture
can be assessed well in advance as well

// Geofencing can allow drivers to be blocked
from using certain routes and enforce safe
driving behaviors.


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