Bespoke project delivery and consultancy from the optimisation experts
Route Monkey is a globally-recognised solutions provider for innovative mobility and smart city applications. We work with a wide range of public and private sector partners on pioneering projects ranging from Mobility as a Service apps that are breaking down socio-economic barriers for young people, to international freight-sharing partnerships with some of the world’s biggest brands.
We are the optimisation partner of choice in a range of international mobility and smart city projects.
Route Monkey is the lead partner in FreightShareLab, a collaborative research project focused on tackling the transport inefficiencies associated with empty and partially-laden truck-running. FreightShareLab is co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency: http://freightsharelab.com/freightsharelab2018/en/page/home
Route Monkey is also a consortium partner in the following projects:
REPLICATE (REnaissance of PLaces with Innovative Citizenship And TEchnologies), a smart cities project in Bristol, UK, that is part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 innovation programme:
SMILE (Smart Islands Energy Systems) will demonstrate nine different smart grid technologies on three different islands. The end goal of the project is to foster the market introduction of these nine technologies. SMILE is part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 innovation programme:
IDP12 aims to combine new technologies to improve the operational viability of all-electric light commercial vehicles (LCVs) for supermarket deliveries. IDP12 is part-funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.
We have also delivered a wide range of projects for the Energy Saving Trust, Innovate UK, Scottish Enterprise, Transport for London and many private sector clients, including one of the world’s biggest energy companies.
We employ leading thinkers in the field of optimisation algorithms. Our team’s unique skill set, coupled with our track record for problem-solving, enables us to bring genuinely disruptive thinking to some of today’s most exciting trends and emerging markets. We can help overcome challenges for mobility, smart cities, energy storage and smart grid management.
Our 3D algorithms enable organisations to accurately answer the big questions about strategic investment. Our modelling and scenario planning helps a wide range of clients, from an energy company looking at grid upgrades to meet growing demand from electric vehicles; to a major logistics company looking to optimise its national depot network.
With extensive in-house expertise in algorithm development and problem-solving, we can adapt an existing algorithm to suit your needs, or create a completely bespoke solution.
Our unique modelling capabilities provide organisations with the tools to accurately create and analyse multiple scenarios.
We can answer the big questions about increasing efficiencies, whether it is using Big Data to accurately predict the best locations for electric vehicle charging posts, or identifying the optimum site for a new freight depot.
Contract Scope: All 800+ Iceland stores and circa 1,500 delivery vans
Key Metrics: 10% fuel saving and 30% increase in delivery fleet productivity
Iceland Foods contracted Route Monkey to provide a web-based route optimisation and scheduling tool to optimise its home delivery service, which includes same-day delivery and customer-specified, two-hour windows.
Each store uses Route Monkey via a web portal. Iceland’s headquarters in Deeside can also access all the data from every store, enabling its customer service team to provide accurate ETAs to shoppers. Route Monkey is also fully integrated with Trakm8 telematics, providing Iceland with additional fuel savings.
Route Monkey achieved a 30% increase in productivity for the delivery fleet. Combined with Trakm8 telematics, it also achieved a 10% reduction in fleet mileage for Iceland.
“Route Monkey has developed a very strong working partnership with us. They spent time in stores and with drivers to really understand the operations and have been proactive and responsive in adapting the software to our needs.”
Route Monkey delivers proven and measurable environmental savings for its clients. Over the course of 12 months, we helped our fleet customers achieve the following estimated* savings:
* Based on average 10% mileage saving across customer base
Fuel saved** (UK gallons)
** Based on average fuel consumption of 18mpg across customer fleets
CO2 saved*** (tonnes)
*** Based on 12.2kg of CO2 emitted per gallon of fuel