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Calculation of routes by product groups

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In November 2017, a new service feature was added - calculation of routes with the condition of distributing groups of goods by vehicles assigned to them. For example, goods of the "frozen" group have to be transported only by vehicles specially equipped for this purpose, nevertheless other goods should not get into the refrigerator.  Start setting - go to Sett ings , Accounting tab, opposite the Use Product Groups   field, select Yes and save the changes: Create product groups in the Product Groups directory. In our example, two groups are created: Frozen and Fruits and vegetables - a group that does not require special transportation conditions. Then go to the Products directory 1 and add the necessary products. When adding record in the  Name  field 2 , select a product group from the drop-down list (in our example, it is Frozen or Fruits and vegetables ): Let's go to the Vehicle directory 1 , select the vehicle and open the Prod.Group   tab 2 in the subw

Routes by delivery groups. Set up once and use.

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 Previously, we described how to use the Delivery Groups tool, link vehicles to a specific service area, and calculate routes for different geo-zones. This is convenient, but not in all cases. For example, for the delivery of large-sized goods, it is necessary to use trucks, while targeted deliveries of small-sized goods are handled much more efficiently by more maneuverable and economical cars. Also, there are often situations when it is not necessary to do the division into routes - it has already been done in another program and you just need to correctly display real routes, calculate time and mileage. In this article, we will look at how to use delivery groups in combination with sales point groups and calculate routes for these groups. We consider that the division into routes is made in the user program and uploaded to the  sales point group field . We need to take into account this division on the ANT-Logistics service. In the directories, select Sales point groups , then press

How not to fall into the "minus"? - Monitoring the cost-effectiveness of routes

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  In the article Optimal routing - delivery of equipment and work crews , we slightly described the system's capabilities of calculating the cost of points while planning routes. Also in the webinar Calculate the cost of routes , we showed how the cash calculation model works, in which the service first of all selects vehicles with lower tariffs for planning. The "financial" capabilities of the system are not limited to this. The user can also calculate the profitability of routes. This calculation allows you to exclude unprofitable points from the route or calculate additional profit for them, which will always allow you to get the most profitable routes. First of all, you need to set the calculation  per money model in the parameters, set the tariffs for vehicles and load the delivery points with the Profit field filled in: We will calculate the profitability of routes in 3 different versions, and having determined the optimal one for ourselves, we will copy the route

Photos of points - as an addition to the address

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  To create a route to a delivery point, you need its address. But it often happens that the delivery point at the specified address is a small store in a shopping center, or a small architectural form among many of its kind, or a place in the market. Therefore, the search for such "secret" addresses takes a lot of time, especially for new forwarders. ANT-Logistics greatly facilitates the search for such points due to the ability to take, store and display their photos. The courier,who arrived at the address, opens a photo album in which he sees what the required point looks like in the photo, and, if it is necessary, the passages to it. This functionality can be divided into several blocks: Types of photos, adding and viewing them in the mobile application; Types of photos, adding and viewing them on the service; Displaying photos in the analytical module; Uploading photo links via API; Everything is quite simple. Links to photos can be uploaded via an API or a web service,

Optimal routing - distribution

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  The majority of our clients are distribution companies.For such kind of companies, while planning routes, it is necessary to take into account - in various combinations - the following parameters:  vehicle type;  Vehicle load capacity, kg;  Vehicle volume, m3;  Capacity, pcs;  SP groupings by type;  SP groupings by geo-zones;  Product groups and their compatibility;  Loading / unloading time at delivery points;  Calculation of costs and prime cost; We decided to put together all the information on setting the listed parameters, supplementing them with the missing material  in this article. Vehicle type  In the system, you can specify what type of vehicle is yours: cargo or passenger.  If delivery is carried out within the city by trucks, while planning, it is necessary to take into account the fact that some roads or even districts may be closed to truck traffic.  If the delivery is carried out by cars up to 3.5t.  - such cars do not belong to the prohibition and are type of passenge