With Advanced logistics, you will leave the entire work of assigning orders to intelligent software that will guarantee the delivery of every order in time based on multiple configurations.
From a distance between points up to the time, it’ll take care of every minute and every meter/mile.
◉ Automated Enterprise Logistics Technology.
◉ Amazon Web Services Hosting.
◉ Driver assignation by specific configurations.
◉ Automated Increasing radius by coverage area.
◉ Default intelligent auto-assignment types.
◉ Integrate third-party drivers group.
◉ Auto-reject features to avoid time waste.
◉ Distance logistics between customers, drivers, and businesses.
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Here is how it works:
1st · Auto-assign Settings
You must set the Auto-assign Type as Enterprise to enable the advanced logistics feature.
This will enable the advanced logistics feature on each of your drivers.
2nd · Driver Groups: General
The customer app must know where you are ordering from all the time. Based on this, are the businesses available going to show you, add as much information to the companies to deliver efficiently.
3rd · Advanced Logistics: Group Orders
Let’s start with the Advanced Logistics Tab; here, you’ll start by setting up a maximum of orders by driver group maximum time between charges to get assigned.
Let me explain how the following configurations work to make everything clearer.
1. Status that triggers the logistics process.
2. Maximum number of orders to group (Fewer orders can be grouped).
3. Delivery time between orders, if there are more than two orders, an average time is calculated.
4. Maximum distance in meters between pickup points (If there are more than two orders, an average distance is calculated).
5. Maximum distance in meters between delivery points (If there are more than two orders, an average distance is calculated).
6. If you use Google Maps, you can have more precise distances and time based on current traffic data (This makes intensive use of the Google Maps Route API).
4th · Advanced Logistics: Autoassign settings
Here we have the auto-assign settings; these must be filled according to your business's daily operations.
1. Pre-configured options to facilitate the use of logistics:
One by one: The auto-accepted order is assigned to one driver at a time. If it is rejected, it is assigned to the next closest driver.
Search to all: A request for acceptance is sent to a maximum number of defined drivers (1000 in this case). It searches from radius to radius, not necessarily sending to all 1000 drivers simultaneously.
Nearest available: This works the same as One by one, but with a smaller minimum radius that expands to a lesser extent.
Batch-wise: A maximum of 2 drivers are sent a request for acceptance at a time while the radius continues to grow.
Round robin: The auto-accepted order is assigned to one driver at a time. If rejected, it is assigned to another driver, not necessarily the closest one.
Custom: Unlike the other options, there are no disabled parameters here, allowing for customization.
2. If this option is selected, the system can auto-assign or send the assignment request to any driver outside the coverage area if no driver within the coverage area is found or if all have rejected the order.
3. Maximum distance between pickup and delivery points for the order to enter the logistics process.
4. Number of drivers to whom the request will be sent. If the number of drivers is 1, no request will be sent, and the order will be assigned directly. If option 5 is enabled, it will be assigned and marked as accepted by the driver.
5. If this option is selected and the number in point 4 is 1, the order will be assigned and marked as accepted by the driver.
6. Initial radius to search for drivers.
7. Rate at which the driver search radius will increase until a driver is found.
8. Maximum radius to find a driver. If it reaches this number and no driver is found, the order may be placed in a queue and penalized.
General notes: If a business belongs to multiple delivery groups, the order for that business will follow the options set for those groups, taking the most convenient values for delivery. If a driver belongs to multiple delivery groups, the driver will follow the options set for those groups, taking the values from the most convenient group for delivery.
5th · Mark Drivers As Busy:
Set the maximum number of orders the driver group can have at a time.
Remember that if you set the advanced options, you can give your drivers more effective work-at-a-time and do not interfere with the driver's times.
This is the last step for your advanced logistics configuration.
1. Number of orders a driver must have assigned to be considered busy.
2. This number can be individually changed per state.
Note: The smaller number between point 1 and a state's number will be the maximum limit. This means that if a state has a maximum of 5 orders and the number in point 1 is 3, they will be marked as busy if a driver has 3 orders assigned from any state.
6th · Order Assigned
Once the logistics process runs and ends, the driver's work starts; an order will get assigned to a driver.
Each driver will get a push notification when the order gets assigned.
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As Always, Happy Ordering.