New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) reduced overall route distance by 15% using RouteSmart for ArcGIS and RouteSmart Online.
Like most news organizations, NZME faces the challenges of managing printing and distribution costs while also working to maintain circulation levels. To distribute all of their publications, they rely on 47 delivery contractors and thousands of drivers across New Zealand.
In 2011, NZME implemented RouteSmart for ArcGIS and began using it for route planning and restructuring across all 47 contractor districts. In 2014, NZME began a second phase of streamlining their operations: a two year project to centralize distribution and optimize routing across their seven daily publications. In 2014, NZME implemented RouteSmart Online, a cloud-based solution that enabled them to incorporate route information on third-party publications.
By resequencing their routes with RouteSmart for ArcGIS, NZME reduced overall route distance by 15%. In a country where gasoline costs hover around NZ $2.09 per liter ($7.91 USD per gallon), NZME achieved significant savings.