InfraRoute -
routing made easy

InfraRoute is a software solution for routing on street level utilizing Infranet’s proprietary addressing research and knowledge on addressing data. Easily usable by end-users, InfraRoute offers easy integration with any logistic system.

ROUTING BASED ON RESEARCH

Infranet has a long standing experience in developing document management systems that produce estimated 10M mailing items per year and manages address data and maintains it for institutions and companies using proprietary InfraRoute framework. Those clients employ more than 120.000 employees in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro, endorsed and accepted by shipping industry.

Determine which parcel should be delivered on which delivery route

Determine which parcel should be delivered on which delivery route

WHAT IS SHIPMENT ROUTING?

Routing is a process (or a set of processes) in logistics in assigning a specific delivery route to a specific shipment and due to the heterogeneity of address models of shippers becomes increasingly difficult to do so.

The following business environment trends should be taken into account when routing process is assessed:

  • Addressing habits, heterogeneity of addresses
  • Inexistence or unavailability of valid address repositories
  • Growing number of SMEs and sole traders (registered to traditionally private addresses)
  • Tendency not to change official registered addresses in public repositories by both private and businesses that receive shipments
  • Increasing number of delivered items to private house holds
  • Proliferation of condensed business areas like business towers, business and / or technology parks and
  • Proliferation of hypermarkets and malls
  • Lack of habits to use building names in official addressing or in habits
  • Significant increase of civil society groups like NGOs
Display correct routing information on shipping labels

Display correct routing information on shipping labels

WHAT IS INFRAROUTE?

InfraRoute is a software solution for routing on street level utilizing Infranet’s proprietary addressing research and knowledge on addressing data. Easily usable by end-users, InfraRoute offers easy integration with any logistic system. Stable and fast it is independent of shipping system, but at the same time easily integrated with any shipping sytems any CAS soulutions if needed. InfraRoute is easily extendible and easy to maintain, language, country and culture independent.

InfraRoute is primarily made for delivery companies, courier services, logistic services, parcel services, distributors and all others that deal with delivering of goods to their customers.

Scientifically proven increased delivery accuracy

Scientifically proven increased delivery accuracy

CHALLENGES OF HETEROGENEITY OF ADDRESSING DATA

Even though there are common standards to address any shipment that has to be delivered to consignee, it is common (world-wide) that shippers use different sets of very heterogeneous addressing data for sending a shipment to one consignee at a specific address. That behavior leads to significantly denormalized address data in all logistics systems.

Extensive research by multiple authorities that explore addressing show that quality (validity) of 100% valid address data will decays at a rate of 17% per year in Europe (country dependent) for multiple reasons of which the following are to mention:

  • Shippers do not use repositories of valid data, even when such repositories (public or commercial) exist
  • Shippers’ habits (human inclination of least-effort and productivity)
  • Street name changes due to urbanization
  • In terms of delivery for logistics heterogeneity and tendency to decay is the biggest challenge to efficiently and profitable deliver shipments.

After analyzing more than 6.4 million of different addressing occurences in Croatia from various Infranet’s clients, in a year-long data science project, Infranet has found that only 24% of shipments are 100% addressed using valid addresses and only 43% of shipments are addressed using 11 easily computer-recognizable key-entry patterns. Additional meta-data is rarely used, but very valuable since it can can be used to overcome traditional routing issues (proof-of-concept on sample od 567k addresses reaches more than 94% correct addressed). Historical delivery data from shipping companies can be used to significantly increase routing data. Public data (public registries) from different sources, as well, can be used to significantly improve routing. Machine learning can be used to further improve data quality and maintenance.

SOLUTION TO HETEROGENEITY CHALLENGE

After performing gap analysis, Infranet has used InfraRoute framework to developed a AngularJS web application using .NET technology with database running on Microsoft SQL Server with and with a Routing API. Also, Infranet has advanced Shipping API to be able to consume Routing API of InfraRoute.

Deliver faster by optimizing your sorting process

Deliver faster by optimizing your sorting process

BENEFITS OF INFRAROUTE IMPLEMENTATION

  • Independent of mistakes in addressing
  • Mapping incorrect address data in a correct way
  • Lower number of sorting failures
  • Faster and earlier driver departures from sorting centers
  • Increased delivery quality
  • Preserved and protected address data as valuable company asset
  • Consequently, after full implementation of InfraRoute it is expected to directly decrease sorting costs (manual labor) and indirectly decrease delivery costs