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Pioneer and Toyota Tsusho Partner to Develop and Offer Logistics DX Solutions to Support Last-Mile Deliveries-Pioneer's proprietary Piomatix LBS APIs serve as a backbone for the newly launched Optimized Delivery Planning Service-
Pioneer Corporation has partnered with Toyota Tsusho Corporation to develop and offer logistics DX solutions to support last-mile deliveries.
The first jointly developed logistics DX solution in this partnership is the Optimized Delivery Planning Service, which is designed to streamline delivery processes in logistics operations. Pioneer's Piomatix LBS (location-based service) API Suite, which is based on the company's proprietary mobility AI platform Piomatix, optimizes travelling routes of commercial vehicles. In this Optimized Delivery Planning Service, two APIs in the suite—the Route-Searching API and the Route Matrix API—work in tandem to search for and recommend optimal delivery routes and predict delivery distances and time. These two APIs use a scalable routing engine, real-time wide-area traffic congestion information, and highly accurate prediction of travelling time to generate reliable routing information. With this service, delivery service providers can achieve greater on-time delivery performance and operational efficiency.
Toyota Tsusho has been providing this service to WILLPORT Co., Ltd., a Tokyo-based logistics service provider, since November 2022. WILLPORT has incorporated this service into its open logistics platform (“OLP”) for last-mile deliveries (“Polaris Navi”) to coordinate with consignors and delivery service providers of varying sizes in joint small-area deliveries to provide better services to customers and achieve greater operational efficiency. Toyota Tsusho found that WILLPORT's OLP helped delivery service providers achieve a more than 94% on-time delivery rate while reducing their total delivery time by 12% and total delivery distances by 20% for the month of November 2022.
Pioneer intends to work closely with Toyota Tsusho to expand the Optimized Delivery Planning Service in Japan. This is part of our efforts to address social issues, such as overtime restrictions to be imposed on truck drivers in 2024 and reducing logistics CO2 emissions, and support sustainable last-mile delivery services. As a second step, the two companies will explore the opportunity to extend the service into markets outside Japan.
As of February 2023, the Piomatix LBS API Suite offers the following three APIs and will add more down the road. The Optimized Delivery Planning Service is supported by the Route-Searching API and the Route Matrix API.
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