Create Routes for Planned Orders (with Route Optimization)
  • 04 May 2023
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Create Routes for Planned Orders (with Route Optimization)

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Article Summary

Run Bringg's route optimization (RO) to reduce costs by organizing your orders into the fastest, most efficient planned routes, where each order arrives at its destination within its designated time window. If you have an Own Fleet, RO can also assign each route to a vehicle or driver who is available at that time and has the correct skills to fulfill the orders. You can configure RO with preferences like the maximum length of a route, the time on site (TOS), the time to load the vehicle, predicted and real time traffic patterns, and so on.

Build and assign routes with route optimization


As a dispatcher, when you plan assignments in the Planning page, prior to dispatch, they are not yet visible to drivers in the Driver App. After you create the routes and driver assignments using route optimization, you can move them to the Dispatch page. This also makes the routes visible in the Driver App.

Once you created the routes, you can adjust them to react to changes on the ground with the route planner (learn more), or you can manually reassign an order's driver, vehicle, or carrier, even while drivers are en route. Learn more.

This functionality is available only for resource-based optimization (type 6). Contact your Bringg customer service representative to join.

You can initiate route optimization automatically using automations. Learn more.

Before You Begin

  • Confirm you have a user of type dispatcher (or admin).
  • Set up route optimization to fit your delivery landscape. Learn more.
  • Set up delivery blocks to determine the availability of resources. Learn more.
  • Confirm that the orders you want to optimize have complete details. For example, confirm every order has an assigned team and has a time window.
The functionality described is available for resource based optimization (type 6) only! Contact your Bringg customer service representative to join.


Step 1: Navigate to Planning or Dispatch > List.

Navigate to Planning or Dispatch > List


Step 2: Select the orders you want optimize, with time windows which start on the same day or up to seven different dates (if you have multi-day optimization).

You can also select an existing route and re-optimize it, or select a route and some additional orders to add the orders to an existing route

Select the orders you want to organize into routes


Easily find the orders and routes you want to select by filtering and grouping your order list. Learn more.

Step 3: To create an optimized route from the selected orders, select Optimize, then select an option.

Access the route optimization wizard




Optimize Selected

Select to organize all the orders into new routes. For example, to create the next day's routes or create a route consisting of last minute orders only.

Optimize New & Save Existing

Select to add orders to existing routes without reshuffling the routes. For example, to add last minute orders to existing routes.

Each time you run route optimization on the same group of orders you may well receive a different result, as there are multiple ways to organize the same group of orders into efficient routes. Instead of reshuffling all orders each time, build on your existing plans by making focused changes where they are required using the route planner.

Step 4: Select the date and time range which the optimization should cover.

Bringg displays the date and times from the beginning of the time window of the earliest order to the end of the time window of the latest.

Adjust the range to exclude orders that you may have selected accidentally.

Adjust the date and time range of the optimization


If you changed the time range, select Update resources to refresh the list of available drivers and vehicles.

Step 5: Decide which drivers and vehicles Bringg should consider in the optimization by removing any drivers and vehicles you do not want to include.

Bringg automatically displays the drivers and vehicles available during the time range, by checking the relevant delivery blocks. It also only offers drivers and vehicles which have the skills which match those required to fulfill the orders.

For example, if a driver called in sick or a vehicle is out for repair, deselect them.

Choose the driver and vehicles for the optimization


For multi-day and multi-team optimization, make sure to repeat this step for each day and team by selecting the tab with the correct date.

Review the resource list for each day and team by switching tabs


Step 6:  Select Optimize Orders to run route optimization which creates the route and assignment suggestions.

Run route optimization


Step 7: View a summary of  route creation KPIs to decide if you want to continue with this optimization.

If after viewing your KPIs, you wish to run the optimization again, select Back to make adjustments.

Analyze your optimization KPIs


Step 8: (Optional) Access the route planner to adjust a team's routes by selecting the icon. Learn more.

To reorganize all the routes, select Back and run route optimization again.

Make targeted changes to routes


Step 9: Select Create Routes to organize your orders and assignments according to the route optimization results.

Save routes


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