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Find the best delivery routes

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Why use vMAP for route optimisation?

Do reducing fuel consumption and maximising efficiency appeal to your distribution and logistics strategies?

vMAP can help identify the shortest or fastest routes and determine the best transportation options given specified conditions. For example, by using vMAP routing, your product delivery team can optimise their routes for timely and efficient deliveries, your field sales team can optimise their routes to have less travel time and more time for selling.

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How does vMAP help with your routing?

vMAP generates multi-stop routes for vehicle fleets that visit many premises for deliveries, pickups, or service calls, it also allows for calculation of point-to-point routes for multi-stop routes.

Apart from assisting with maintenance analysis, route optimisation, and asset tracking for transportation and logistics operations, vMAP also allows users to set constraints for costs and optimizes for that. vMAP provides good customer service by keeping the overall operating and investment costs for each route as low as possible within the applied time window.

How can you customise routing with vMAP?

There are several steps to follow to customise your delivery routing:

Step 1. Import the data

Import the address data into vMAP for route planning.

Step 2. Load delivery points

Simply select a start point (e.g., your office), and an end point, plus the desired stops for vMAP to calculate the most efficient route in seconds. Please check out Load points into the calculator to review the detailed steps of the process.

Step 3. Manage the delivery order and vehicle

The delivery order can be optimised according to delivery distance, opening and closing times of each stop along with an estimated duration of stay at each stop. To learn more about how to set time and distance preferences, please check out Edit loaded points for routing.

vMAP has predefined vehicle profiles for different vehicle types such as cars, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians, which enables customisation and reporting of your route based on your vehicle type. Please check out Manage vehicle for delivery to review the detailed steps of the process.

Step 4. Generate your route

Once you have filled out all the parameters, click on the Calculate route button.Your route will be displayed on the mapview while all the stops and important stations will be displayed on the Routing Panel. It will also show you the distance and drive time for each trip. To learn more about how to generate routes, please check out Start to calculate routes to review the detailed steps of the process.

Step 5. Export as routing reports

Now you are ready to share your route with your colleagues in the field. Easily export the mapview and relevant data as a PDF file by clicking on Export Data. Please check out Export and print routes to review the detailed steps of the process.