Improvements to advanced route optimisation
In our latest release of Stream you’ll see improvements to advanced route optimisation, including the ability to search for runs, work with master runs more easily, and see consolidated on-site times for a single delivery / collection address.
Changes to naming of actions
Some action buttons in advanced route optimisation have been relabelled, to improve clarity and understanding.
You’ll notice that the ‘Clear Open’ action has been replaced with ‘Delete Open’ which makes it clearer what the button does. We’ve also added a ‘Delete Run’ button, which enables you to delete the run you’ve selected.
The action buttons are now:
- Schedule: Open the run and resources schedule view for the run currently selected
- Edit: Amend the run currently selected
- Copy run: Duplicate the run currently selected
- Copy all: Duplicate all open runs
- Delete run: Remove the run currently selected (New!)
- Delete open: Remove all open runs (Renamed)
- Open All: Make all open runs available for editing
- Lock all: Make all open runs unavailable for editing
- Close all: Close all open runs
- Driver sort: Sort all open runs by assigned driver name
- Export: Export data for all open runs
- Print: Print data for all open runs
Searching for runs
When searching for runs you can now filter by run status, allowing you to narrow your search to include only:
- Open runs
- Locked runs
- Closed runs
- In Progress runs where the driver has departed
- Complete for runs that the driver has selected ‘Complete’
Searching for master runs
It’s now easier than ever to find – and work with – master runs (or milk runs).
They are now labelled with a large ‘M’ and appear at the bottom of the delivery method drop down in Advanced Planning. This keeps them all in one place and easier to find.
Master runs are also labelled with a large ‘M’ in the list of runs (top left of Advanced Planning).
This enables you to quickly see which runs are your master run templates – and help prevent you from clearing them by accident!
Working with master runs
You can now easily identify which template a master run was created from. This means you have the option to create a fresh copy of the template when you clear them.
While this is especially useful when working with single runs, it has enabled us to add a new tick box feature in the autofill popup: ‘Clear and refresh from Masters’
Selecting this option will delete any open runs created from a Master run, and create a fresh copy of the template before putting orders on to them.
Consolidating on-site times
When making multiple deliveries to a single address, you may not need much longer time onsite than you might for a single delivery / collection to that address.
With this release, you can now consolidate the onsite times for multiple orders delivered to the same location (defined by having the same name, first line of the address and postcode).
In the example below all the individual orders have an onsite time of 15 minutes.
Using the ‘Consolidate’ action button for unplanned orders sets the time onsite for all orders at a single address to zero, except one which retains the original onsite time.
You are, of course, able to override this setting for a specific order, depending on what best suits your planning workflow.
Please contact the support team if you need more information or how to use this new feature in greater detail.