How To Use Group For Separating Your Runs

The Group feature in ElasticRoute may be used to separate your runs and vehicles for various purposes such as performing deliveries to different customers.

In this tutorial, 3 Groups have been created to show the use of the Group feature for separating your stops and vehicles.

    Notes:

  • Vehicles tagged with All Groups are able to serve any stop, other those those that were being excluded for planning.
  • Vehicles without a Group are only able to serve stops without a Group.

How To Set Up

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Groups.

Step 2: Click on Add Group button.

Step 3: Enter the name of your Group.

Step 4: Click Save.

Repeat Steps 2 to 4 if necessary to create more Groups.

    Note:

  • If you wish to disable the Group from planning, you may click on the icon under the Include In Plan column.
  • Once disabled, the row and icon will be greyed out, and stops tagged with the Group will not be planned.

Vehicle Set Up

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Vehicles.

Step 2: Click on Add Vehicle or Edit button.

Step 3: Check the required Group/s.

Step 4: Click Save.

In this tutorial, 5 vehicles were created as shown in the table below.

Table Of Vehicle Setup
Name Groups
AllVan All Groups
NoGroupVan
NoPlanVan NoPlan
Van1 Gp1
Van2 Gp2

Screenshot Of Vehicle Setup

How To Use

A list of stops with and without Group was created to show the use of Group feature in separating your runs.

3 special stops (Unknown-1, Unknown-2 and Unknown-3) with Groups not defined in Settings > Groups were created to show the behavior of the All Groups Group.

List Of Stops
Name Address 1 Address 2 Address 3 City State Postal Code Country Group
Gp1-1 3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 Singapore Singapore 569813 Singapore Gp1
Gp1-2 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Singapore Singapore 569933 Singapore Gp1
Gp1-3 3 Temasek Blvd Singapore Singapore 038983 Singapore Gp1
Gp2-1 9 Bishan Pl Singapore Singapore 579837 Singapore Gp2
Gp2-2 601 Aljunied Ave 1 Singapore Singapore 389862 Singapore Gp2
Gp2-3 400 Paya Lebar Way Singapore Singapore 379131 Singapore Gp2
NoGp-1 2 Jurong East Street 21 Singapore Singapore 609601 Singapore
NoGp-2 1 Jurong West Central 2 Singapore Singapore 648886 Singapore
NoGp-3 21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 Singapore Singapore 689812 Singapore
NoPlan-1 5 Lor Napiri Singapore Singapore 547530 Singapore NoPlan
NoPlan-2 110 Sengkang E Way Singapore Singapore 544886 Singapore NoPlan
NoPlan-3 22 Orange Grove Rd Singapore Singapore 258350 Singapore NoPlan
Unknown-1 1 Woodlands Street 13 Singapore Singapore 738597 Singapore Unknown1
Unknown-2 604 Sembawang Rd Singapore Singapore 758459 Singapore Unknown2
Unknown-3 90 Yishun Central Singapore Singapore 768828 Singapore Unknown3

Screenshot Before Planning

After planning the stops, 5 runs were generated, with each run were being assigned to the Vehicle tagged with the appropriate Group.

The stops with Groups not being defined in Settings > Groups were assigned to AllVan, tagged with All Groups.

Stops assigned the NoPlan Group were excluded from the planning process as per the Settings.

List Of Stops
Name Run Sequence Assign To Group Exception
Gp2-1 1 1 Van2 Gp2
Gp2-3 2
Gp2-2 3
Gp1-1 2 1 Van1 Gp1
Gp1-2 2
Gp1-3 3
NoGroup-2 3 1 NoGroupVan
NoGroup-1 2
NoGroup-2 3
Unknown-3 4 1 AllVan All Groups
Unknown-1 2
Unknown-2 3
NoPlan-1 5 1 Unserved (Group is excluded from plan.)
NoPlan-2 2
NoPlan-3 3

Screenshot After Planning