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Calculating Routes Online Allows Companies to Deliver Goods Timely

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Service Features

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Visual Representation of Points on the Map

The most convenient form of information presentation is visual. That is why we made sure that our users get the most information while viewing maps. You can the location of all delivery points, the route along which the transport moves. Warehouses, gas stations, garage are also visible.

The map shows:

  • delivery points of products, the sequence of their detours, the travel route
  • warehouses from which products are shipped
  • service points (garage, fueling, etc.)

Multifactor Optimization

While calculating the delivery routes, a number of factors are taken into account:

  • size, load capacity, vehicle type
  • type of ordered goods, their weight, size
  • time limits for goods delivery
  • roads categorization, traffic direction, marking, speed limits

Route calculation can be performed for two types of routes:

  • minimal according to price
  • balanced according to price and time

You yourself can determine which criterion is most important at the moment.

The program automatically selects the number of cars necessary for the goods transportation, performing a more optimal car loading. This makes it possible to reduce fleet of vehicles or use the existing more rationally.

Accounting for Mandatory Bypass Points

Often there is a need to refuel the vehicle during the route. Sometimes the car should be exited from a fixed location instead of a warehouse. Taking into account such situations, we suggest using the route template. The route template is a list of mandatory bypass points for a car:

  • the route starting point
  • the route ending point

Such points can be warehouses, garage, gas stations, etc. The user is able to determine the list and sequence of their detours. Mandatory points are included in the delivery route and are taken into account when optimizing.

Plan-Fact Analysis

GPS-monitoring of actual routes and comparing them with planned routes close a number of issues. This gives the manager a guarantee of staff reliability and allows to adjust the coefficients and initial conditions given to the program for calculation. Perhaps the average time of loading-unloading the goods is more than expected or some roads included in the route are closed and they must be excluded from the routes. Convenient monitoring of the logistics works due to the ability to compare the planned route and the actual data from GPS-trackers. The manager sees the actual route and its mileage. The map displays information about delays and deviations from the route.

Printing Outgoing Forms

The service makes it possible to print a map with a route, as well as a task for the goods delivery in the form of a table.

Route on the Tablet

Mobile app for Android gives the driver an opportunity to always see the route formed by the logistician. Switching to the navigation mode, the driver can follow this route. During the day, the routes can be changed or new ones can be added - the driver will receive appropriate notifications, all changes will be quickly displayed on his device.

Import and Export Data

Among possible ways to integrate the service with the user's accounting system, the easiest is to export and import data files. If necessary, the logist may not create applications in the service, but import them into a spreadsheet file. After completing the tasks for calculating routes, you can also quickly export the file for further work.

API for Integration with Your Accounting System

API - the software interface to the Ant Logistics web service enables developers to download product delivery requests and obtain optimal routes in your accounting system. You can configure full incremental integration for directories - cars, outlets, ...