To facilitate the planning processes in XTrack system, you may map the organizational and operational structure of your company. This would allow you to perfectly adapt the system to the characteristics of your company.
The structure of the company is mapped in the form of multi-level directory tree and nodes.
The individual elements of the tree may relate to the areas of your business, its branches or types of cargo and vehicles that you operate. For example, in the “Tri-city” branch (Trójmiasto) you may create groups such as “cranes”, “vehicles”, “RCVs”, and assign specific vehicles with their registration numbers to these groups. Additionally, the system gives you the possibility to mark on a digital map the specific areas of your company’s operation, as described in details in section “Zoning and areas of operation“.
Each element may be described with a number of attributes that allow to fully describe the properties of the company’s organizational unit. This helps, among others, to automate logistics processes, i.e. the allocation of orders to individual branches, routes, vehicles, etc. There are dozens of different parameters, describing the organizational components, including:
- start / end point of the route
- time of departure / return,
- default driver,
- time (start and end),
- optimum quantities serviced locations,
- loading duration,
- vehicle parameters (loading capacity, height, etc.)
- activity area (administrative unit or individually entered the area).
Entered data about the organizational structure of the logistics may be stored in the form of configuration variants, i.e. scenarios. Different scenarios may be freely created, copied and modified. They may differ from each another by a number of factors, including the size and location of areas, the number of vehicles operating on the route in a given day, groups of transported products, etc. The use of different data options for tasks creates scenarios – each of them describes the costs and execution time, required resources, and many other parameters for “solving a logistics issue.”
Scenarios may be freely tested by simulating individual variants of the configuration tree, without the need to implement them in real-life. By analysing the obtained information, you may easily choose the most optimal solution for your company and its goals. Planning routes for recurring tasks will be equally simple.
Moreover, simulating real processes in the system will enable you to quickly respond to any problem and adapt your company to changing conditions. For example, if one of your vehicles fails – you will apply an appropriate, pre-planned option. This will reduce costs and unnecessary downtime caused by emergencies.