How the Role of a Planner is elevated through Automatic Route Planning

Posted by Nathalie Göbel on 16/11/2022

When it comes to automatic route planning, a common misconception is that the role of a planner becomes less important or even obsolete. We are often confronted with this misconception at the beginning of implementation projects, when planners jokingly say things like: “Well, it looks like you don’t need me anymore”. Although these statements are usually laughed off, there lies a certain seriousness behind these words as well. So you might be wondering to yourself: is it true? Is automatic route planning really a threat to the planners’ job? Let’s first dive a bit deeper into what the role of a planner traditionally looks like, and then we’ll explain how this changes when automatic planning is brought into the equation.

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