ROUTE OPTIMIZATION API FOR SPECIALTY LOGISTICS

Generate delivery & field service routes
that bring no surprises on the road
(or in the bills)

  • Reduce daily operational costs
  • Grow fulfillment capacity
  • Boost customer satisfaction
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Carson Stevens,

Data Engineer, Hawx Pest Control

"By substantially reducing the number of developer hours spent on scheduling, NextBillion.ai’s Route Optimization API and large Distance Matrix API have helped us improve our operational efficiency and increase our cost savings significantly!"

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James Nebeker,

Machine Learning Engineer, TruckIT

"NextBillion.ai solves the problem of providing a high-performance mapping platform at scale. We use them to generate large distance matrices that we use to solve unique geospatial routing problems that arise in the short-haul trucking industry."

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Yantisa Akhadi,

Strategy and Partnership Manager, Gojek

"I admire NextBillion.ai’s fast response and friendly manners whenever we need professional support in geospatial data processing. They have delivered a valuable service and support to our company that we appreciate."

Get routes that need
no editing or on-road improvisations.

And control your total cost of fulfillment.

Nail your
request parameters
with hands-on support

Get help in writing an API request that captures all parts of your routing problem.

Free 24x7 support over email & chat
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Keep costs in check with non-API pricing

Instead of paying per API call, choose pricing that works for your business model.

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Get dispatch-ready routes with 50+ constraints

Combine several hard and soft constraints to generate routes that don’t need editing.

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Build logical routes with task sequencing

Include task prerequisites like tool pickups or refueling as stops within your larger routing problem.

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Fulfill ad hoc orders with minimal re-optimization

Insert new orders or service requests into ongoing routes with minimal changes to the itinerary.

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Generate routes optimized for your fleet, workforce, and logistics niche.

Long Haul Trucking

Get legally compliant routes for your drivers to move heavy goods or hazmat across states or national borders.

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Last Mile Delivery

Get accurate routes to deliver orders from your stores and warehouses to the doorsteps of your end customers.

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Field Services

Get realistic routes for your field agents to carry out a series of repairs or jobs matching their skills and territory.

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Middle Mile Logistics

Get cost-effective routes to move truckloads of goods from consolidation centers to warehouses and delivery hubs.

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CASE STUDY

Learn how transportation and logistics businesses improve operational KPIs with NextBillion.ai

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Middle-Mile Logistics

Time-Critical Logistics Provider Improved Operational Efficiency

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Trucking

Canada’s Top TMS Provider Enhances Fleet Management

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FOR LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS

Embed NextBillion.ai Route Optimization into
your TMS or logistics SaaS solution

Strengthen the capabilities of your transport management system with NextBillion.ai’s powerful route solver.

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Set up route optimization within a week

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Get the trial
API key

Request a demo to sign up for NextBillion.ai route optimization API.

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Test and tune your
parameters

Tailor the HTTP request to your routing problem with hands-on support.

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Connect API with your
tech stack

Integrate NextBillion.ai route optimization API with your systems.

NextBillion.ai API integrates
with all logistics applications

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Frequently asked questions

Features

Route optimization refers to the process of determining optimized routes for a fleet of vehicles between multiple locations. This process is used in logistics, last-mile delivery, transportation trucking etc., to optimize vehicle routing problem efficiently. Route optimization helps improve efficiency, reduce operational costs and efficient resource utilization.

Route Optimization API helps businesses optimize their delivery routes to maximize efficiency, save time, and reduce costs. It is designed to solve both Single and/or Multi-Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP), which is a classic optimization problem. It involves finding the optimal routes for a fleet of vehicles to visit a set of locations while satisfying various constraints such as time windows, capacity, and vehicle availability.

We use Open Street Maps and TomTom which allows us to tailor and control the quality of routes much better. That said, these maps are not hardcoded into our route solver. We swap in new map data depending on what works best for a given territory or routing problem.

Yes, like every other route optimization solution, NextBillion.ai takes into account real-time traffic data to calculate distance matrices and suggest the most efficient routes.

NextBillion.ai supports up to 10,000 orders in a single route optimization problem.

Yes, we have a no-frills front end (called the Route Planner) where you can upload a CSV file to get optimized routes. Most of our customers prefer to start with this before integrating our API.

Yes, using NextBillion.ai’s no-frills front end you can upload your order/vehicle data as a CSV or Excel sheet and then download solved routes likewise.

Yes, in this case, our route solver uses your live tracking data and inserts on-demand tasks and orders in ongoing routes with minimal changes to the overall itinerary.

Yes, when formulating the constraints, you can add vehicle cost as one of the parameters in your cost matrix and get routes that minimize the number of vehicles you will need to operate with, on any given day. Then you can use that information to rationalize the number of vehicles you buy or hire.

We do have AI/ML capabilities in our roadmap. We can even create a unique instance for you so the algorithm can learn from your data.

Pricing

Besides the number of total API calls you make, we offer you the alternative of paying for the number of unique stops you add to the routing problem or the number of unique vehicles/agents you dispatch in a 24-hour window. Learn more about our pricing. Or simply talk to our sales team.

No, we do not charge anything for support or professional services.

No, we are always eager to add capabilities based on market needs, and rather quickly. Some new features we have recently added are - distance matrix caching for faster re-optimizations, zone-wise route sequencing, and zone-wise task grouping.

Yes, absolutely!

Add-ons

Yes, we also provide a live tracking API to help you track driver behavior and a post-trip route API to analyze actual routes they took while carrying out given deliveries and tasks.

Yes, our live tracking and geofencing APIs help you track delays and trigger automated notifications from your systems to end customers or other stakeholders in the equation.

Testing and deployment support

Yes, we offer a 21-day free evaluation where our solutions team takes your data and constraints and runs it via the API. This helps you check the quality of routes our solver generates. And compare the ETAs and travel distance with your current route optimization solution. It also helps you evaluate the speed and the scalability of the solver.

You can find comprehensive documentation on our route optimization API on our website.

Yes, we recommend you book a live demo for that.

With the help of our support team, It takes you only a week to formulate and tune the routing objective function for your unique use case and business goals, and to integrate the API with your applications.

Yes, we have a support team and location intelligence consultants to help you integrate and implement route optimization effectively.

Yes, NextBillion.ai offers on-premise deployment and works hands-on with your engineering and operations teams to implement and integrate it with your existing systems and workflows.

Scalability and security

The route solver auto-scales to meet the given workloads. Its multi-tenant infrastructure makes it highly scalable and stretchable (it carries out thousands of jobs in a matter of seconds).

We offer an on-contract guarantee of 99.99% uptime.

We are Certifications - SOC2 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified.

NextBillion.ai route optimization is a cloud-based solution, regionally deployed and hosted in North America, Oregon(United States), Belgium and Singapore..

Business continuity

NextBillion.ai works with over 100 large enterprises as well as fast-growing startups in specialty logistics. Catch a few case studies here.

NextBillion.ai was founded in 2020 by veterans in location intelligence space and we recently closed our series B funding. Besides, we are tied into contracts with big enterprises, so we are here to stay. We also provide a business continuity statement.

Take the stress out of everyday route optimization for your logistics business