To undertake these tasks, the Pathfind Route was conceived with a WEB system that creates routes from the deliveries using mathematical and heuristic algorithms considering the vehicles available, displays the best and the shortest route which must be taken daily aiming to reduce logistics costs and ensure a good cargo allocation. Main benefits:
Pathfind was born as a result of the integration between the academic and business worlds. At first, the research for transforming a series of route optimization algorithms developed by researchers into innovative products received the investment of entrepreneurs who saw the potential of these solutions in the Brazilian market.
With two very distinct fronts (delivery logistics – Pathfind ROUTE and visits planning – Pathfind PLANNER) the academic specialists found the necessary feedback to refine the algorithms in the partners’ market experience. The tool was developed with the latest algorithm model and the most advanced technologies, making Pathfind the most user-friendly route optimization tool of the market.
System awarded at the 6th – International Conference on Management and Control of Production and Logistics 2013 – IFAC MCPL – 2013 – Fortaleza/CE – event already held in France, Chile, Romania and Portugal
It was one of the companies selected to represent Brazil through SOFTEX/APEX at the New York Retail Fair – NRF 2014 and 2015, the largest fair for the retail and wholesale market in the world
Article published in Elsevier, the largest and oldest scientific journal in the world (since 1638) with the title “Pathfind Minimizing the logistics costs in urban centers” – DOI 10.3182/20130911-3-BR-3021.00127 – 598-601
Software developed according to the Brazilian problems and peculiarities
It can be hired as Software as a Service using the Cloud Computing architecture
Own development with possibility of projects and local customizations.
It can be used on any computer without the need for powerful graphics stations.
The experience has shown that the logistics operations based on mathematical models reduce the costs in the sector by 7% and 12%.
PROF. DR. Clécio Thomaz
Head of decision support process optimization management, Pathfind