logvrp - features

Web based

  • No setup, no time waste
  • Access anywhere and anytime
  • No need to invest money, time and resources in IT
  • Eliminate update and maintenance burden
  • Get new updates in no time
  • Get every update without paying extra unlike other desktop applications require
  • Supports all decent web browsers





Cost effective payment

  • Pay as long as, as much as you use model
  • No long-term contracts
  • Eliminate unnecessary investment
  • Measure and evaluate your profit anytime
  • Allows precise cost management





Built-in GIS and GIS Data: Google Maps API

  • No need to buy GIS software, map data, road network data
  • No need to spend money, time, resources in GIS software or data maintenance
  • Don’t waste your resources for GIS
    • Built-in map viewer
    • Built-in world wide available map & road network data
    • Automatic location and address extraction (geo-coding): While creating or modifying stations (customer locations), the addresses are automatically set. No need to enter or maintain manually
    • Automatic road distance calculation (Google Maps road network data): While creating or modifying stations (customer locations), the real road distances or crow fly distances are calculated automatically. No need to enter or maintain manually
    • Location search: Search any location world wide on map and locate it quickly
    • Quick and easy to use map GUI





More than one vrp type can be handled for different vehicle routing problems

  • logvrp is designed to meet the requirements of Most of the vehicle routing problem types, such as customer-depot and between customer, paired, unpaired ones
  • logvrp is designed to run multiple algorithms (vrp solvers) for a given vrp type
  • The algorithms can be run on the same vehicle routing problem at the same time
  • So, you get competitive results from different algorithms at the same time
  • You can compare the solutions by cost, distance, time, routes on grids and map.
  • You can choose the solutions which satisfy your needs better
  • Please contact us in order to consider your vehicle routing problems, your business needs





Result summary and detailed view both on grid and on map

  • Result routes are shown/highlighted on map in different colors
  • Result routes can be viewed as real roads
  • Unserved orders can be listed.

Result route details

  • The load of the vehicle before visiting to a deliver/pick-up station
  • The load of the vehicle after visiting to a deliver/pick-up station
  • The amount to deliver/pick-up at each station
  • The arrival date-time of the vehicle to a station
  • The departure date-time of the vehicle from a station
  • Time duration spent at each station
  • Average load capacity percentage
  • The orders processed at each route step are shown
  • The delivery step or pick-up step of an order in which route step it is processed are shown.





Export routes to assign jobs to fleet

  • Export route details into Html: The export html page contains the following for each vehicle route:
    • The map with the stations and route lines
    • Araçların toplama ve dağıtım görevleri
    • The delivery/pick-up jobs of the vehicle
    • The addresses of the stations to visit in the route
    • The driving directions between stations
  • Export route details into Excel

Export data

  • Stations into html or excel
  • Distance matrix into excel
  • Vehicles into html or excel
  • Orders into html or excel
  • Result routes into html or excel

Import data

  • Import stations, vehicles, orders from CSV/Excel
  • Stations from CSV/Excel (can use address or coordinates)
  • Vehicles from CSV/Excel (can use stations, addresses or coordinates)
  • Orders from CSV/Excel (can use stations, addresses or coordinates)





Easy location management (i.e. stations in logvrp customers or depots)

  • Create stations on map visually by geographic locations in 1 click
  • Locations of stations can be changed by simple drag-drop on map
  • Real road and crow-fly distances automatically calculated
  • Station labels can be viewed on map

Extensive order (delivery/pick-up or customer service request) management

  • Delivery and pick-up stations of orders (delivery/pick-up or customer service requests) can be specified
  • Different load types and custom load types for orders (delivery/pick-up jobs)
  • Delivery and pick-up amount can be specified





Time windows for orders (delivery/pick-up or customer requests)

  • Minimum/maximum delivery date-time can be specified
  • Minimum/maximum pick-up date-time can be specified





Heterogeneous vehicles are supported

  • Capacity
  • Load type
  • Average speed
  • Cost per mile/km
  • Fixed cost can be specified

Location based vehicles

  • Starting-stopping locations of vehicles can be specified

Time windows for vehicles/drivers

  • Starting date-time can be specified





Dynamic editing of routes

  • Routes can be edited manually
  • Route steps can be changed
  • Route polylines can be edited dynamically on map

Save/Load Routes

  • Edited routes can be saved
  • Saved routes can be loaded and can be worked on again

Re-calculating the edited routes

  • Edited routes can be re-calculated

Send routes as e-mail

  • Edited routes can be sent as e-mail





Station Selection on Map Tools

  • Draw a polygon for station selection
  • Draw a rectangle for station selection

Divide Stations Into Geographical Regions

  • If you have a too many stations, you can divide the stations into new station groups by selecting on map geographically
  • You can use created station groups in logvrp
  • In this way, you can work on smaller number of stations instead of thousands





Create Stops (common pick-up points) From Stations

  • Especially in passenger freight services, stop locations are needed for passenger pick-up and delivery
  • logvrp can create stops from passenger stations within a specified range
  • It is now much more easy to do route optimization for passenger freight planning in logvrp





User friendly GUI

  • Highly interactive
  • User friendly
  • Easy to use
  • Fast graphical user interface
  • Change themes and fonts by 1 click
  • ExtJS used





Add Multiple Vehicles

  • You can add multiple vehicles of same characteristic
  • Now, you do not have to create vehicles one by one for creating vehicles of same characteristic





Add Multiple Orders

  • Now, in one step, you can create multiple orders
  • Adding multiple orders
  • From all stations to one specific station
  • From one station to all stations
  • From selected stations to one specific station
  • From one station to all selected stations





Handy features

  • Wide range of currency/distance/time/load type options available
  • Save/load stations, vehicles, orders
  • 'Quick Help' tool for identifying each GUI item
  • 'Application Item Feedback' tool for feedbacks about the GUI items

Usage statistics over time

  • Your usage activities are collected and provided to you in usage statistics reports
  • Know how much planning activities you do, how many vehicles, orders, customers are processed, how much distances are involved in your activities in a given time period

Algorithm (VRP solver method) parameters can be adjusted

  • Sometimes it is important to fine tune the algorithm parameters for your vehicle routing problems
  • The constraints of algorithm parameters are also taken into account

Includes vrp constraints

  • Constraints such as, capacity, load type, time windows, visiting restrictions, and so on
  • Most of the real life constraints of vehicle routing problems are taken into account





Measurable and comparable profit by reports

  • In order to make an organization that has solid improvement, it must be measurable
  • You can compare how much you profit over another solution
  • You can measure and estimate your profit by logvrp profit reports

Quantitative comparison tools

  • Comparison tools are provided for objective and quantitative comparison over other solutions and logvrp solutions
  • You can compare another solution with logvrp solution anytime on your real problems
  • Comparison results are collected statistically and provided to you in the profit reports over other solutions

Comparison Summary

Feature logvrp Other SaaS Others (desktop or on premise)
Technology
Web based Yes a Few No
Scalable Yes a Few No
Computation Power Scalable separated optimization servers Mostly static, bundled with web or application server Single PC
Distinctive
Routing method (algorithm) count 2+ 1 1
Algorithm (alternative route plan) count 2+ 1 1
New routing methods (algorithms) added Yes Not Applicable Not Applicable
Routing method (algorithm) parameter setting & fine tuning Yes Not Applicable Not Applicable
Proven Algorithms from Literature? Yes No No
Alternative Route Plans at the same time? Yes Not Applicable Not Applicable
Comparison of Alternative Route Plans? Yes Not Applicable Not Applicable
Comparison of user's route plan? Yes Not Applicable Not Applicable
Statistical reports how much gain is obtained using logvrp over user's current solution provided? Yes Not Applicable Not Applicable
Business needs covered
VRP types that can be solved Almost all Few Few
Order Concept with delivery and pick-up Exists? Yes Some Some
Depot to customer and between customers business cases can be modeled? Yes Few Not Applicable
From - To locations of orders can be specified? Yes No No
Order load type can be specified? Yes No No
Order delivery / pick-up amount can be specified? Yes Few Few
Order pick-up time windows? Yes No No
Order delivery time windows? Yes Few Few
Order loading & unloading duration can be specified? Yes No No
Reporting & Statistics
Free usage statistics over time? Yes Few (Some offer at additional cost) Few
Free gain reports? Yes Few (Some offer at additional cost) Few
Integration
Includes standardized Web Service API for IT integration? Yes Few No
GPS, KML Export Yes Few (Some offer at additional cost, or within other products) Few (Some offer at additional cost, or within other products)
Export routes to Excel? Yes Few (Some additional cost, or in a higher pricing plan) Some
Import assets? Yes Most Some
Mobile integration? already in the road map Few Few
Additional
Easy to use, user friendly GUI? Yes Few Some
Map data included? Yes Some (adds additional cost, resources, time) Some (adds additional cost, resources, time)
Free updates, new features, bug fixes? Yes Few No, additional price
Multi language? in the road map Few Few


Unique Features Of logvrp

This is based on full feature set of logvrp including future road-map items

  • Reports & Analytic of how much the customer gains using logvrp instead of using other solutions.
  • More than 1 alternative route plan.
  • Comparison of alternative route plans.
  • Designed for almost any fleet routing needs, not just for a Few cases.
  • Proven route optimization algorithms from the literature.
  • Increasing number of optimization methods over time, customers are not stuck into 1 method forever.
  • Comprehensive logistics and routing model in order to mimic real life business cases.
    • Multi depot, single depot
    • Unlike others, order concept (customer request or service request) concept exists.
    • Unlike others, depot to customer & customer to depot types of delivery & pick-ups can be specified.
    • Unlike others, customer to customer types of delivery & pick-ups can be specified.
      1. Delivery and pick-up model
      2. From which location (station or stop) to which location (station or stop)
      3. Type of transported things can be specified (service, passenger, parcel, waste, etc.)
      4. Amount of the delivery or pick-up can be specified (number of passengers, parcels, volume, weight, etc.)
      5. Loading duration can be specified
      6. Unloading duration can be specified
      7. Minimum date and time to pick-up from the desired location (station or stop)
      8. Maximum date and time to pick-up from the desired location (station or stop)
      9. Minimum date and time to deliver to the desired location (station or stop)
      10. Maximum date and time to deliver to the desired location (station or stop)
    • Has detailed vehicle & fleet concept unlike others
      1. Vehicle starting location (station or stop)
      2. Vehicle stopping location (station or stop), can be empty
      3. Vehicle load type can be specified (or skill)
      4. Vehicle capacity can be specified
      5. Vehicle fixed cost can be specified
      6. Vehicle cost per distance can be specified
      7. Vehicle available dates and times can be specified (scheduling)
      8. Vehicle maximum hours to work in a day can be specified (scheduling)
      9. Vehicle maximum continuous driving duration can be specified
      10. Vehicle maximum driving duration with pauses can be specified
      11. Vehicle minimum pause duration in between driving can be specified
      12. Vehicle maximum travel distance can be specified
      13. Vehicle should do only delivery, or only pick-up can be specified
    • Time Windows
    • Comprehensive parameters and options
      1. Maximum number of stops in a route
      2. Maximum route duration
      3. Number of times a station can be visited by the same vehicle
      4. Available hour list or operational hour list
      5. Maximum work time in a day
      6. Max Number Of Routes
    • Multi objective optimization in terms of cost, distance, total travel time, vehicle utilization

Full Feature List

logvrp
Distinctive Features
Arcihtecture Web App.
Platform Cloud Comp.
Computation Power Multi Server
Algorithm (Alternative Route Plan) Count 2+
Adjusting Algorithm Parameters? Yes
Proven Algorithms from Literature? Yes
Alternative Route Plans at the same time? Yes
Comparison of Alternative Route Plans? Yes
Comparison of user's route plan? Yes
Suitable For Any Need
VRP types that can be solved Almost all VRP
Multi Depot? Yes
Order Concept with delivery and pick-up Exists? Yes
Depot to customer and between customers business cases can be modeled? Yes
From - To locations of orders can be specified? Yes
Order load type can be specified? Yes
Order delivery / pick-up amount can be specified? Yes
Order pick-up time windows? Yes
Order delivery time windows? Yes
Order loading & unloading duration can be specified? Yes
Vehicle Parameters
Vehicle load type can be specified? Yes
Vehicle per distance cost can be specified? Yes
Vehicle fixed cost can be specified? Yes
Vehicle capacity can be specified? Yes
Vehicle available dates and times can be specified (scheduling) Yes
Vehicle maximum hours to work in a day can be specified (scheduling) Yes
Vehicle maximum continuous driving duration can be specified Yes
Vehicle maximum driving duration with pauses can be specified Yes
Vehicle minimum pause duration in between driving can be specified Yes
Vehicle maximum travel distance can be specified Yes
Road Planning Parameters & Constrainst
Maximum number of stops in a route can be specified Yes
Maximum route duration can be specified Yes
Number of times a station can be visited by any vehicle can be specified Yes
Working hours can be specified Yes
Optimization goal based on cost, distance, travel time, number of vehicles Yes
Step by step detailed inspection of delivery / pick-up jobs? Yes
Step by step detailed inspection of route segments? Yes
Average vehicle capacity usage shown? Yes
Functions for editing, modifying routes
Routes can be edited and changed Yes
Sequence of locations to be visited can be changed for each route Yes
Roads in the route map can be replaced by drag and drop method Yes
What orders to serve in a route can be specified Yes
Saved routes can be loaded again and worked on them Yes
Routes can be sent by email Yes
Excellent mapping functions
Multiple locations and orders can be selected with polygon and rectangle Yes
Locations can be grouped / divided into regions by geographical area selection Yes
Creating stops (collection point for passengers) by specifying maximum walking distance Yes
Is it possible to measure distances on the map? Yes
Integration Features
Map data included? Yes
Map data updates? Yes
Includes Web Service API REST & XML? Yes
Includes Web Service API REST & JSON? Yes
Free updates, new features, bug fixes? Yes