Showing posts from August, 2022

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

  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

  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

  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

Optimal routing - delivery of equipment and work crews

  How can you optimize the routes of vehicles that need to deliver equipment and / or installation teams to the place of work? A few years ago, we were given such a task by a client specializing in the delivery and installation of metal-plastic windows.The  bottom line  of the case is that such a vehicle, upon arrival at the place of work, does not need to wait for their completion. After unloading the equipment and instruments, the vehicle can return for the next team and batch of equipment. The client, in addition to the minimum mileage, also needed to receive in the calculations the number of trips that vehicles can do during the day. An important condition is the loading time of vehicles in the warehouse, which is 1 hour on the average. This parameter must be written  in the properties of the warehouse, the Working hours tab: For example, add 4 vehicles (that's how many cars our client uses). Field Break, min - change to 0 i.e. the break between flights is the loading time at