Payload gaming app tests concrete, materials dispatching competence

Sources: Inform Software Corp., Atlanta; CP staff

A free gaming app allows industry dispatchers to assign trucks to orders with a simple drag and drop move, then test their skills at optimizing dump, tanker or mixer fleet assets and driver schedules. PayloadTheGame has debuted at the Apple App Store for iPhone and Apple devices, and will soon be available for Android phones and tablets on the Google Play Store.

mobile game screenshot

The program “is focused on the cement, concrete and aggregates sector, and gives dispatchers the challenge to strive for the lowest transportation costs and optimum assignment of trucks,” says Inform Software Chief Operating Officer Justin Newell. “It’s fun, but at the same time, drives home important objectives for all dispatchers. Drawing on our deep domain knowledge of building materials logistics optimization, [we have] developed a gaming app that can be used by seasoned veterans and those new to the dispatcher role.”

At the end of PayloadTheGame, dispatchers can learn more about Inform’s AI and optimization software, and how its logistics solutions help facilitate timely and cost-effective materials operations through planning, availability checks during order entry, time slot management and real-time scheduling. —

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