An Post, Ireland’s postal operator, is upgrading its installation of GIRO’s GeoRoute optimization software. GeoRoute helps postal operators in their entire planning and optimization process for the last-mile mail and parcel operations – from strategic, long-term planning to dynamic optimization on the day of operations.
An Post has been relying on GIRO’s solutions to plan and optimize mail and parcel operations since 2002. This upgrade will give the operator new planning capabilities, making it easier to adjust plans for volume fluctuations as well as for different days of the week and periods of the year.
“We expect the enhanced planning capabilities with the latest version of GeoRoute to make our operations more resilient,” said Laura Shields, Head of Planning, An Post Commerce. “We appreciate the expert support provided by the GIRO team as we implement solutions to help us better respond to our customers’ evolving needs and posting patterns.”
The upgraded GeoRoute installation’s centralized architecture will enable better synchronization of planning activities, making it easier to monitor plans on a management level and take rapid decisions.
“We’re very excited to work with An Post on the upgrade of their GeoRoute solution, which will enable them to create designs at a faster pace and provide a dynamic design system for the calendar year,” said Fanny Waffo, Assistant Director – GeoRoute, at GIRO. “The collaboration with the An Post project team has been outstanding and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with them every step of the way in improving efficiency and meeting their challenges.”
The project will introduce more automated processes and better integration with other An Post systems to reduce the time required for route-planning activities. The upgraded system will improve workflow to make it easier and quicker to change plans and revise routes.
About An Post
An Post is the leading mails, parcels and ecommerce logistics company in Ireland, providing world-class mails, e-commerce parcels, financial and communications services to national and international business. An Post delivers almost two million items of mail to 2.2 million address points nationwide every working day, as well as evening and weekend parcels deliveries. It is one of Ireland's largest companies, directly employing over 9,000 people through its national network of retail, processing and delivery points.