Automated route planning
Professional tour planning is complex and time-consuming. At the same time, it is increasingly difficult to find qualified planners. Capacities and legal requirements must be taken into account in their entirety, as an isolated consideration of individual restrictions does not provide an optimal planning result. In addition, with access restrictions in urban areas, for example for diesel vehicles, many companies will soon face further challenges. New factors, such as the planning of routes for electric vehicles, must also be taken into account. In general, there is less and less time for high-quality planning.
SAP Waste and Recycling, cloud edition by PROLOGA can take you a decisive step forward here: The automated route planning replaces the time-consuming manual planning and consistently optimises the planning scenarios for collection and delivery according to various aspects while observing the specified restrictions.
Based on the delivery orders and the information you provide, the automatic route planning system compiles the routes. Among other things, the following factors are taken into account:
- available vehicles and crew
- permitted load of the vehicles
- geographical data (location of sites, waste disposal facilities and depots)
- commercial data (personnel and vehicle costs incl. overtime surcharges, disposal costs)
- logistical data (e.g. distance and travel time)
- regulatory data (e.g. driving, rest and working times)
For example, the best choice of disposal facility is calculated based on the logistics and disposal costs and assigned to the corresponding tours. Using all the above data, SAP Waste and Recycling, automated route planning option by PROLOGA creates various route plans following a heuristic approach. Ultimately, the planner decides which is the best scenario for him. The digital map material provides maximum transparency of the calculated planning scenario.
The SAP Waste and Recycling application, automated route planning option by PROLOGA is a cloud service that provides you with automated route planning. Billing is based on usage per planned route. There are no investment or operating costs for hardware. SAP® S/4HANA with the extension SAP S/4HANA for waste and recycling, environmental services by PROLOGA 1809 is recommended as the source system for the order and master data. However, via a standardized interface, the required data can also be imported into the cloud from any other system you use.
The service can be easily accessed via the user-friendly front-end of the SAP UI5 apps in the SAP Cloud Platform.
The modern web interface provides the user with all information on the imported scenario, the status of the calculation and details on the optimised tours. With the integrated map, parking spaces, depots and disposal facilities can be visualised. The simple navigation between the different views makes the solution the ideal tool for your tour planning and optimisation with minimal effort.
Route planning is a central process in logistics. SAP Waste and Recycling, cloud edition by PROLOGA is the ideal solution for this. The deep integration into the core processes of your company allows you to automatically assign your orders and optimally utilise your resources.
Reduce costs through minimal manual planning effort
Reduce costs by optimizing the use of your vehicles and employees
Opportunity for new business models (Internet of Things)