Jan de Rijk Logistics is making headway in the industry again by implementing Transmetrics’ next-generation predictive optimization software.

With the company’s predictive assets management product AssetMetrics, Jan de Rijk Logistics will be able to reach higher levels of operational efficiency and provide an even more reliable service to its customers. Ascs enables proactive and data-driven decisions by anticipating upcoming demand, weeks in advance, and creating transparency in their daily operations.

The product is packed into a 3-step module, consisting of data cleansing and enrichment, forecasting and predictive optimization.

Data cleansing and enrichment module improves customer historical data. In earlier projects, Transmetrics was able to increase the data quality by around 75 percent during the cleansing and enrichment process. To have improved, good quality date allows then to produce high accuracy forecasts and reliable, data driven optimization results.

“By implementing Transmetrics’ product we hope to get a very detailed prediction of the demand for our transport fleet for 10 major hot-spots in the network. It will allow us to get better adjusted to seasonal changes, reposition our assets to where they are most needed, cut the number of kilometers driven, and maximize the use of drivers’ time. We also will be able to know in advance how much extra capacity we need to book through the use of third party fleets in times of need, in order to meet the peak demand,” said Jan de Rijk Sales and Business Development Executive, Juma Al Maskari.

“For Transmetrics, the project with Jan De Rijk Logistics is strategically important as they are willing to invest and explore with us an opportunity of adding more external factors (like flights schedule) to our existing forecasting model. Our envisioned goal for the project is to reduce empty repositioning costs between hubs by at least 10 percent,” says Anna Shaposhnikova”, Transmetrics Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder.

Jan de Rijk Logistics has already started the migration of data into Transmetrics predictive tool and by now the data loading as well as business analysis has almost finished. The rollout of AssetMetrics is planned to happen by the end of the year.

Jan de Rijk Logistics, located in the Netherlands, is a leading European service provider in Transport and Logistics, operating with a large, modern and a diverse fleet of 1000 vehicles throughout Europe.
The company has 27 offices in 13 countries and more than 1300 employees in Europe.