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December 29, 2011 9:15 AM Subscribe
We're looking for an app that will help logically determine which store should deliver to a given customer, based on drive-time.
posted by BigLankyBastard to computers & internet (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Asking for Mrs. Bastard: She works for a company with some forty retail locations in and around our major US metropolitan area. They deliver product to businesses and private homes via driver employees. The process is: The product is picked up from one or more stores and driven to the customer at a specified time.
We'd like a simple, automated way to plug in a customer's location and quickly determine which of the 40 stores should produce the order based on drive-time. We should also be able to determine second and even third-place store locations in case order volume exceeds the first pick's production capacity. We forsee a time in which this will be occurring regularly.
I expect there is something in Google Maps that can help with this but have no idea how to go about looking or what to even search for.