Calculation of routes by product groups
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 Settings, Accounting tab, opposite the Use Product Groups field, select Yes and save the changes:
- Product_Id 1 - product code. Here you can specify the code of the product that needs to be delivered to this point. If several goods need to be delivered there, the point must be duplicated the required number of times .
- Request_Num 2 – request number. This field specifies the request (order) number for the delivery point.Pay attention! For goods of the same product group which are delivered to the same point, the request number must match. But for different points or for different product groups, the request number must not match.
Upload the file to the server, click Generate routes, and in the Additional parameters select the Compatibility 1 tab. Then, in the Control rule for product groups 2 field, set the required parameter:
- The option Consider the compatibility of points and vehicles - while forming routes, distributes product groups by vehicles intended for them. This option allows you to transport several groups of goods in one car, if this option is specified in the vehicle settings. For example, if the product groups Frozen and Documents are specified for a refrigerated truck in the vehicle settings, then if the Consider the compatibility of points and vehicles option is enabled, the service can place both product groups in this vehicle at the same time.
- The Separate and account for compatibility parameter must be activated if it is required to transport strictly only one product group in each vehicle, even if the vehicle settings indicate the possibility of transporting several product groups. For example, if for a refrigerated truck the Frozen and Documents product groups are specified in the vehicle settings, then if the Separate and account for compatibility option is enabled, the service will place only one product group (either frozen or documents) in this vehicle.