Getruck – The Race To Optimize Distribution Processes

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Getruck is a graduate of the INNOFENSE Innovation Center operated by iHLS in collaboration with IMoD.

Many industries worldwide are gradually becoming more data-based, as is the field of land transport and distribution. Everything around us is the result of a complex supply chain, and many companies are transitioning to autonomous technology processes that produce large amounts of data. Despite the technological world we live in, the land supply chain remains behind – while factories have made many processes automatic and technological, the distribution process remains manual, wasteful, and inefficient, full of papers, human error, complex spreadsheets, and faxes.

The result is a huge waste of resources, in which about 40% of trucks on roads are empty of cargo, there are long waiting times, and great operational complexity. Distribution managers are flooded with huge amounts of data from the various technology systems in the factories that do not communicate with each other, which can complicate rather than streamline the process.

Getruck has developed a system for managing and optimizing of the land distribution array that is unlike anything on the market. The system combines a unique optimization engine and a multi-interface platform that allows data to be collected and managed in a cleaner way, enabling the organizer to make effective decisions. The company’s founders bring a combination of rich professional experience and deep technological knowledge. The need for a product coming from the field, the founders would go to industrial areas, talk to truck drivers and factory managers, and see the difficulties in managing the distribution processes. This has solidified the need for a system that will digitize and optimize processes, centralize the information, and can directly connect truck drivers and customers.

As a result, they have built a system based on a learning engine that enables multi-variable optimization adapted to the world of logistics, capable of taking all the numerous unique variables involved in the decision-making process and translating them into optimal distribution paths.

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The system lets any business easily transition to technology and AI-based distribution management in order to reduce wastefulness and inefficiencies in the distribution system, improve profits, provide better service to customers, and improve the lives of industry employees.

The company deals with two channels – the first being a digital broker, meaning a freight company without trucks in which one can search for an available driver according to a specific need and create a flexible transport fleet on demand, and the second being the implementation of comprehensive systems for optimal management of the customer’s internal transport fleet. Getruck’s vision is to connect the two and optimally utilize all factors, reduce the number of trucks on the roads, effectively use existing resources, and allow access to the autonomous world that is fast approaching.

A significant tool for improving work efficiency is the use of artificial intelligence to improve decision-making. The plant’s distribution manager deals with many variables, whether it’s deciding between a quick and direct route and a long route that will reach more customers, or prioritizing delivery of orders in case of lack of supply in stock. All of this is solved with the use of machine learning, which takes the variables and builds a system that knows how to optimize the processes.

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Image provided by Getruck

In addition, Getruck cooperates with the IDF, where there is currently a change in perception regarding the process of distribution, as part of the establishment of a unified supply center. For six months, the company performed a pilot with an equipment center, during which the technology was adapted to the center’s activity and implementation was carried out in the field. After the trial period, they proved savings of about 35% of the distribution costs, which constitute hundreds of millions of shekels a year.

Getruck provides simple, efficient, technology-driven solutions that enable businesses to solve the problems of waste and inefficiencies in the distribution system. They believe that Israel is ready for the next stage, for better distribution solutions.

Getruck is a graduate of the INNOFENSE Innovation Center operated by iHLS in collaboration with IMoD. A unique acceleration program that removes entrance barriers to the technological ecosystem turning startups into mature, leading companies while connecting them with relevant investors, which is designed to strengthen the links between the civilian and defense markets via the collaborative development of the technologies, thus advancing and improving their integration in both markets.

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