Walmart is the world’s leading retailer with $473 billion in 2014 sales, 245 million customers a week, 100,000+ suppliers, 2.2 million employees, and 6,000+ trucks.
To improve routing, reduce empty vehicle mileage, upgrade dispatching tools to meet ambitious corporate sustainability goals, and maximize savings for customers.
ORTEC developed an innovative hybrid solution for routing and load design, and deployed the new system in 85% of Walmart distribution centers in six months. The integration of routing and load building for store delivery, handling multi-stop delivery, multi-temperature trailers, applying splitting of orders, and integrating back haul orders, resulted in improving fleet efficiency by 84%, and delivering 830 million more cases while driving 300,000 fewer miles. The ORTEC team continues to help Walmart reach its sustainability goals with more than 41,000 metric tons of CO2 eliminated.