How To Select The Start And End Depots For Your Vehicle

ElasticRoute allows the users to select the starting and ending depots locations for your vehicles to follow in a directed path for your run.

This feature is useful in instances where

  • you wish to optimize your run to collect goods from a certain starting location, and drop off the goods along the way till the vehicle reach another location; or
  • you wish to optimize your run to collect goods from various locations till they reach a desired depot to offload the goods; or
  • you wish to optimize your run for the vehicle to end at certain location (e.g driver heading home)

Note: Whenever the end depot is selected, the “Return to depot" will be deactivated automatically.

How To Setup

There are 2 setup steps required to start using this feature.

Addition Of Depots

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Depots

Step 2: Click Add Depot

Step 3: Enter the name and address of your start depot.

Step 4: Click Save when done.

Repeat Steps 2 to 4 to create another depot for end depot.

For more information, refer to How To Add Depots/Warehouse.

Addition Of Vehicles

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Vehicles > Add Vehicle

Step 2: Fill in the required fields.

For the Depot field, select the starting location of the run.

For the End Depot field, select the ending location of the run.

Step 3: Click Save when done.

Screenshot After Adding The Vehicle

For more information, refer to How To Add Vehicles.

How To Use

Addition Of Stops

Step 1: Create a list of stops and indicate the starting depot.

List Of Stops
Name Address 1 Address 2 Address 3 City Postal Code Country Depot
MINT Museum of Toys 26 Seah St Singapore 188382 Singapore Start Depot
Temasek Polytechnic 21 Tampines Ave 1 Singapore 529757 Singapore Start Depot
Greenwich V 1 Seletar Rd Singapore 807011 Singapore Start Depot
Yew Tee Community Club 20 Choa Chu Kang Street 52 Singapore 689286 Singapore Start Depot
Singapore Discovery Centre 510 Upper Jurong Rd Singapore 638365 Singapore Start Depot
Tampines 60 Tampines North Drive 2 Singapore 528764 Singapore Start Depot

Step 2: Select a date from the Calendar and import into your ElasticRoute account.

Step 3: Click Plan and Optimize.

For more information on adding stops, refer to How To Add Stops For Planning.

Screenshot Before Planning

During the planning, the systems will try to generate an optimized route from the Start Depot to the End Depot.

Table Of Stops After Planning
Name Address Depot Job Sequence
Singapore Discovery Centre 510 Upper Jurong Rd Singapore 638365 Singapore Start Depot 1
Yew Tee Community Club 20 Choa Chu Kang Street 52 Singapore 689286 Singapore Start Depot 2
MINT Museum of Toys 26 Seah St Singapore 188382 Singapore Start Depot 3
Greenwich V 1 Seletar Rd Singapore 807011 Singapore Start Depot 4
Tampines 60 Tampines North Drive 2 Singapore 528764 Singapore Start Depot 5
Temasek Polytechnic 21 Tampines Ave 1 Singapore 529757 Singapore Start Depot 6

Screenshot After Planning

Screenshot Of Stops On Map