A system and method are disclosed that enable dynamic pickup to encounter fluctuating parcel volume. The pickup is scheduled based on considering current time (a), current packed volume (x), maximum capacity of the vehicle to carry parcels (z), scheduled pickup time (b), and historical throughput per hour (j), used to predict the forecasted pickup volume (y), expected delivery date, location etc. The system uses an algorithm to effectively utilize combinations of scheduled or on-demand pickups based on orders received and other input variables. The dynamic pickup window may feed into the routing systems of the carriers. The method reduces the risk of a flexible pickup being executed too early or parcel volume exceeding the vehicle capacity of the scheduled pickup. The method further eliminates the risk of the parcels being left behind, thereby ensuring on-time delivery.
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Cuartero, Jeffrey, "Dynamic Pickup Window To Encounter A Fluctuating Parcel Volume", Technical Disclosure Commons, (April 10, 2019)