Kilometers or money?

 Have you ever wondered which calculation model to choose in ANT-Logistics: per kilometers or per money? In this article, we describe calculation models and their using.

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There are two calculation models in ANT-Logistics:

- per km – this value is set by default. The calculation model "per km" is used when the selection of optimal routes must be carried out according to the minimum mileage and route duration.

- per money - is used when the tariffing of cars is applied. The selection of optimal routes in this case is carried out according to the principle: the cheapest route is the most optimal. The "recalculation per money" model is also useed to calculate route profitability.

Let us give you someexamples of the using different calculation models.Prepare the data for the generating of routes. To do this, load order points using a method that is convenient for you: manually, using an Excel file or API. Then configure the vehicle parameters. In our example, we used two vehicles: Mercedes 1 and Mercedes 2, which had exactly the same parameters (carrying capacity, operating time, etc.), except the route template and tariffs.

Let's assume that Mercedes 1  is a car owned by the company and its tariff is 9 USD per each kilometer 1.Let's set the route template: in our case, we designated the start and end of the route with point Warehouse 2

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Car Mercedes 2 is a hired transport and its tariff is accorded to the principle: 7 USD per each kilometer, starting from the 10th, and an additional payment is 500 USD for route 1. Set the start and end of the route with the point Office 2.

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If you don't know how to enter tariffs or a route template, we recommend you to read the article  Vehicles' Tariffing.

Calculation model: recalculation per km

Go to the menu Service-Settings-Accounting 1. In the Calculation model field, select Recalculation per km 2.

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Generate a route by ticking the boxes for available vehicles 1 (in our case, these are Mercedes 1 and Mercedes 2). In the Additional parameters we set "Yes" in the field Consider traffic 2

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The service generated route using Mercedes 1 and Mercedes 2 vehicles with a mileage of 268.09 km. The expences of this route is 2411.

Calculation model: Recalculation per money

Go to the menu Service-Settings-Accounting 1. In the Calculation model field, select Recalculation per money 2

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Then similarly to the previous example, form a route by ticking the boxes for available vehicles (in our case, these are Mercedes 1 and Mercedes 2) 1. In the Additional parameters we set "Yes" in the field Consider traffic 2

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The service generated route using Mercedes 1 and Mercedes 2 vehicles with a mileage of 275.71 km. The expences of this route is 2257.

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As you can see, the service gives priority to the route where the mileage will be the smallest (not taking into account the tariffing of vehicles and expenses)when calculates per km, and it gives priority to the route with the lowest expenses when calculates for money.

 If you are interested in the described functionality, we are ready to demonstrate its operation, do the necessary settings and provide access to the service.  To do this, leave a request on the ANT-Logistics website.

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