Routes and route lists



 If the company is engaged in wholesale trade, then surely it is engaged and delivery of goods. The scheme works roughly as follows: sales representative visit clients and take their requests for goods. Then - either at the end of the day they bring the application by the operator, after which they are processed manually or in the system TCUMobile (using a PDA), these requests are transmitted in real time on the server, where they formed the basis of expenditure invoices to clients. The result of processing in both the first and second cases is a list of invoices, according to which the product is collected and loaded on cars, razvozyaschie goods to customers. Naturally, at this stage acutely raises the question of optimizing the loading of cars, optimization of the traffic route. Also, when designing the optimal route is an important factor in reducing fuel consumption and reduction in delivery time.

 To solve this problem in TCU's specialized unit - routes and route sheets. The principle of operation is quite simple, but effective implementation requires a number of preparatory steps. Yet at the stage of entering data about a client must be sure to enter retail outlets customer - the address and add. information. Moreover, if a store customer (for our company is the point of delivery) will not be shown, then the bill will not be included in the itinerary (automatic mode), although it is possible to add it manually. Data on the point of delivery can be inserted into the card client tab Delivery point. It is also necessary to describe the route. Suppose there is a route, conventionally known as the Northern line, which according to the traffic on city streets look like this:




 There are 5 points of delivery, and between them a specified distance. Has described. Select "Directories" - "Routes" In the list of routes click "Enter New " - opens a route card. Complete the table:




 You need to choose the point of delivery, according to a sales representative. The recipient's system will substitute itself. Also be sure to include the distance to the previous point and the distance to the point of no return. Distance to point of no return - the distance along the shortest path from any point to the initial waypoint. If the route is a straight line, the distance to the point of no return for the final delivery point is the length of the route. If the route is not direct, it is obvious that there is a point from which to return to the starting point just to move in the opposite direction is not the optimal solution. For example, the figure is higher for point number 3 the distance to the point of no return is equal to 2.5 km (moving in the opposite direction of the route), and for point number 4, this distance is 3 km (continue to move along the route), because if you just move in the opposite direction , the distance to the warehouse (starting point) will be 4 km.

 Also create a list of cars. These cars will be involved in conveying to customers. In the main menu, select "Directories" - "Cars."




 Route lists        


 We turn to the practice. Let's say our sales representatives have gathered at the request of clients, which are formed by processing a list of spending bills. Shipment comes with the trading terms "Warehouse". In each of the overhead operators must find a point of delivery.




 Form the routing sheet. In the "Home", select "Route lists. " When the form, click "Enter the new. " This opens a new routing. Select a route "Northward", Freight Forwarder (must be entered in the list of client) and a car. And then click on "Complete List":




 Happen automatically fill itinerary based on those data points of delivery, which were introduced during the formation of the expenditure bill for each customer. In this case, there were invoices with delivery points belonging to the route "Northward". " If you want to add some overhead to it, then select from the drop-down list (under "Total mileage) of interest bill, and then add it to the list by clicking" Add Note ". If you want to exclude some kind of invoice from the list - highlight it and click Remove overhead. In this case, it is removed from the current route sheet (bill of lading itself is not deleted!) And will be available for inclusion in some other itinerary.

  Button "Refresh" updates the list of bills through the full reformation of the list - again selected overhead, falling in the period of data sampling and belonging to the current route. Made in the event that you have returned to a previously deferred itinerary, and some overhead from him during this period were included in the other routing sheet. Or some overheads have been skated, or you simply want to return to the original list after a certain distance.

 If the routing is fully formed, we can approve it and print it. Click on the picture with the mouse in order to better consider the report.





 And now repeat the procedure on the formation of the following itinerary, which will include invoices with delivery points belonging to the route of "Southern direction", etc. on all routes. Invoices belonging to any route is no longer available for inclusion in another route.