I designed a Web-Based fax/forms gateway to route vehicle transport requests to a motley collection of independent transport operators (tow trucks, locksmiths, glass installers)
I saw a Grand Vision of Open Dispatch - how this creates a market for the independent trades, the little guy.
I then saw that the people who submit jobs to these independents could really use an open portal to bid out the jobs, batch the jobs, control their work flow and manage the workload.
And I saw that the independent mobile operators all used Nextel - they needed tools too. Tools to work cooperatively with ad-hoc fleets, so that they might cooperate with what might otherwise be competitors.
I saw the true function of the small fleet dispatcher was to not only assign work, that can be automatic in an open portal, but to be a 'check against reality'.
I saw the virtual dispatcher application, checking progress, servicing routes, and serving he small operator, thousands of them. I created an architecture and specification of the virtual dispatcher. Since I was a real dispatcher at one time, and I had created a computerized system, I embody a rare hybrid of experience to draw upon.
I see a venture, the VC's are having a hard time - the established central dispatch software companies are seemingly blind - hmmmm.
Do you see? Join me.