Route Optimization and Analysis Register – A Prototype Tool to Solve Travelling Salesman Problem and Compare Recommended and Actual Routes

Arunabha Chowdhury, University of Redlands


Distribution routing plays a major role in business profit maximization. Continuous route optimization is very challenging for an organization because of frequent changes in customer configuration. Simultaneously, it is important to know how the actual routes performed when compared to the recommended routes. Route Optimization and Analysis Register (ROAR) is an automated solution that daily generates recommended and actual routes, compares the routes to calculate key performance indicators, and shares the results on a dashboard. The process saves time and reduces cost. Organizations that routinely distribute products to consumers can use ROAR to increase their efficiency.