How To Reverse The Use Of Priority Values For Planning

ElasticRoute allows you to set a Priority for your stops and vehicles to control the order of stops and vehicle assignment during planning.

By default, stops and vehicles with the higher priority value will be considered for planning.

ElasticRoute allows you to reverse and prioritize lower priority value for planning.

How To Set Up

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > General Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down to the Plan section.

Step 3: Select either:

  • Lower priority value is lower priority
    Highest value to represent first priority
    e.g. 5 (first), 4 (second), 3 (last)
  • Lower priority value is higher priority
    Lowest value to represent first priority
    e.g. 1 (first), 2 (second), 3 (last)

Step 4: Click Update when done.

Vehicle Set Up

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Vehicles.

Step 2: Click on Add Vehicle or Edit.

Step 3: Enter the value for the Priority field.

Step 4: Click Save when done.

Table Of Vehicle Setup
Name Priority
HighPriorityVehicle 11
LowPriorityVehicle 10

Screenshot of Vehicle Setup

How To Use

A list of stops with various Priority was created for planning.

List Of Stops For Planning
Name Address Latitude Longitude Priority
S1 10 Serangoon North Ave 2, Singapore 555877 1.3648152 103.876943 1
S2 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083 1.354182 103.87828 2
S3 8 Somapah Rd, Singapore 487372 1.3543501 103.954636 3
S4 1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707 1.3596581 103.928236 4
S5 10 Shenton Way, Singapore 079117 1.277267 103.84196 5
S6 Outram Rd, Singapore 169608 1.2839349 103.830073 6
S7 81 Redhill Ln, Singapore 150081 1.2853019 103.816734 7
S8 2 Malan Rd, Singapore 109433 1.2763043 103.801147 8
S9 50 Jurong Gateway Rd, Singapore 608549 1.3481503 103.738676 9
S10 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925 1.3239854 103.698469 10

Screenshot Before Planning

After Planning

Lower Priority Value Is Lower Priority

The vehicle with the higher Priority will be assigned the stops first; and that the Sequence of the stops will be in the reversed order of the Priority.

Table Of Planned Results
Name Priority Sequence Assign To
S10 10 1 HighPriorityVehicle
S9 9 2
S8 8 3
S7 7 4
S6 6 5
S5 5 6
S4 4 7
S3 3 8
S2 2 9
S1 1 10

Screenshot After Planning

Lower Priority Value Is Higher Priority

The vehicle with the lower Priority will be assigned the stops first; and that the Sequence of the Stops will be in the same order as the Priority.

Table Of Planned Results
Name Priority Sequence Assign To
S1 1 1 LowPriorityVehicle
S2 2 2
S3 3 3
S4 4 4
S5 5 5
S6 6 6
S7 7 7
S8 8 8
S9 9 9
S10 10 10

Screenshot After Planning