Rotech automates fleet delivery

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare has selected the cloud-based Route Planner on-demand solution from Descartes to automate planning, dispatch and data collection processes for its fleet delivering medical equipment and services. “As the current tide of healthcare reform adds more margin pressure to the HME industry, we are making significant technology investments to increase efficiency and drive down unnecessary logistics costs without sacrificing high quality service for our customers,” said Tim Pigg, president and CEO. The solution from Waterloo, Ontario-based Descartes provides fast “time-to-value” for rapidly growing companies that need to consolidate delivery operations, and move away from manual and paper-based practices, according to a press release. It offers advanced capabilities to optimize both static and dynamic routes by taking into account business rules, delivery assets, and customer requirements. Mobile solution integration provides real-time GPS-based tracking, planned vs. actual performance monitoring, and the electronic capture of proof-of-delivery information.