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OPT Runner: optimize transportation! Trucks routing, fleet scheduling optimization system and real time fleet monitoring.
OPT Runner - Fleet scheduling and optimization
OPT Runner: accurate vehicles fleet scheduling

Transportation costs minimization

Planning span cutback
Multi-depot management control
Gain real-time guidance with professional maps
Vehicles load optimization

Rack up service levels

Master traffic congestion

Part of ACT Operations Research suite, this powerful proprietary product is one the most complete transportation optimization systems including service scheduling (pick-up and delivery) and optimal mission allocation drivers/vehicles.
OPT Runner combines math optimization with multi-year vertical markets experience and skills. With this unique application you can minimize costs, environmental impacts and planning times while improving service levels and process control.



  • spend less (e.g. cost tables vs contracts)
  • keep miles traveled short
  • reduce vehicles' work and number
  • faster delivery
  • balance vehicles operations and fleet mix
  • BT built-in models can be customized to meet the most hard constraints.

On constraints (examples):

  • time windows
  • conflicting heterogeneous goods
  • special vehicles per carried good
  • special vehicles per served customer
  • drivers shift hours
  • fleet vehicles traveling (e.g. hours per day, bank holidays, miles)
  • vehicles waiting time for unloads


  • multi-depots management
  • forcing pre-estimated calculations
  • single and multi-routing (e.g. re-using the same vehicle)
  • pick&drop mixed routes
  • bounding drivers work to a specific area
  • multi compartment loads
  • traffic per time range
  • loosening constraints in special circumstances (e.g. profit margin lift opportunities).

Main features and add-on components

OPT Runner is coupled with BEST Way, the intelligent street level network technology integrating a powerful engine estimating miles/time routes by building on real-time geo-database.

  • Multi-purpose: shortest/fastest route including traffic delays estimation
  • Speed per vehicle (e.g. van, truck), time range (e.g. morning, afternoon), street (e.g. secondary road, motorway, highway)
  • Dropping steep slopes, sharp bends, regulation-constrained roads (e.g. limited traffic zones)
  • Forcing the route schedule to include particular areas/points of interest
  • Geo-database compatible (e.g. Navteq, Teleatlas)

Intuitive and Web-based Graphical User Interface

  • Geo-mapped delivery routing through e.g., Ubiest, GoogleMaps while on GPS
  • Manually forcing automated routes whithin constraints

Vertical markets


  • Retail distribution (e.g., stores' daily delivery)
  • Transportation (e.g. parcels express delivery, postal services, door-to-door pick&drop, on-demand mini-bus, school bus)
  • Energy services (e.g. metering reading)
  • Environmental services (e.g. urban waste collection, snow plough, trees pruning).

ACT Operations Research technology integration and scalability

  • developed through Java technology
  • integrates with any SQL database compliant
  • integrates with ERP, TMS, WMS
  • a very powerful engine designed for parallel calculus
  • scalable for a number of CPUs.

Usage Model
You can boost your business performance further by coupling OPT Runner with other ACT Operations Research' products such as OPT Loading (loading optimization), OPT Shipping (distribution planning), BEFORE (demand forecasting) and with advanced simulation tools as ARENA e SIMIO.


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We provide math-technology products and advanced solutions for:  
BEFORE! Predictive Analytics
The new generation of Forecasting Systems (Promo and Revenue Optimization)
BEFORE! Market Analytics
(KVI Analysis - Competitive Analysis - Category Efficiency Analysis)

OPT Shipping
Advanced deliveries planning engine
Design and simulate multilevel distribution network
OPT Runner
Trucks routing and scheduling optimization system
OPT Loading
3D container, truck and pallet loading optimization engine
OPT Vessel
Planning and scheduling of maritme transportation
OPT Warehouse
Math optimization suite for the warehouse process
NET Solver - RTD
Optimal dispatching in automatic warehouse!
The most used software for simulation projects
The new software for simulation projects
SCENARIO Navigator
Scenario analysis for simulations projects

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