RoutiLogix, DriviLogix & BinLogix: Waste Transport Optimisation

   Hayden Nothnagel

 


SmartWorld is a suite of mobile and web apps that support waste transport operations. These apps range from waste logistics to a recycling materials focus, DriviLogix and RoutiLogix, for example. You can connect to shop floor equipment, onboard vehicle weighing, multiple weighbridges and scales, and have a Smart Bin app, BinLogix that can work in conjunction with RoutiLogix. They are prebuilt and preintegrated in our waste management and recycling software solution: Waste & Recycling One. Here we look at each of the apps in turn.

Routilogix Overview

SmartWorld RoutiLogix Job and Route Optimisation Software is the waste and recycling logistics planning and scheduling app from ISB Global.

RoutiLogix utilises Waste & Recycling One for a range of master data, work order and vehicle information. Providing a flexible web app environment in which to refine planning, scheduling, optimisation, execution of work order, integration to onboard equipment, round management and data capture of activities while in the field.

RoutiLogix can be used in conjunction with DriviLogix, the SmartWorld mobile driver app. DriviLogix displays an easy to use interface and environment for the driver to carry out the routes, work order instructions, manage shifts, breaks, additional data and photographic evidence such as contaminations that invoke penalty charges.

The SmartWorld RoutiLogix and DriviLogix apps have been designed to tailor interface, connection and logic to suit the ever-changing requirements of software for the industry sector and dynamic field environments.

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RoutiLogix – Data Settings

SmartWorld RoutiLogix offers a range of data planning settings so that information can be accurately captured on routes, jobs and driver activities. The expected weights from collections, vehicle and material constraints, additional contact details, and workflow configurations that detail work order instructions and the different actions required for certain job types.

SmartWorld RoutiLogix allows for a range of parameters to be set that detail the instruction of what to do as part of the work order when on customer site, ensuring unambiguous direction to field crews. This includes any constraints that are a result of the type of material, container, required vehicle and driver. Process and order configuration can also include any additional instructions that are a requirement of the order type, customer, material, container or set of tasks.

RoutiLogix – Data Maintenance

SmartWorld RoutiLogix allows for a range of data maintenance to be managed within the application. The driver and vehicle relationship, configuration of the transport unit, weights, time and distance costs, units of measure and material types. Work schedules can be uploaded for ease and speed. Additional site information to aid in planning and information capture, geolocations, site types, zonal planning, service time and any constraints on the customer site.

Products, materials and containers are also managed in the maintenance area in synchronisation with master data in SAP, Waste & Recycling One. One set of data ensures tight control and determination of relationship between planning data, data that is captured while carrying out the tasks and the difference between both. Variance in data is collected, material quality, order price altered and customer service activity directed as necessary.

RoutiLogix Route Optimisation Software – Customer Site Management

SmartWorld RoutiLogix allows for the update of sites. The information is synchronised between RoutiLogix and the data source SAP, Waste & Recycling One. Site types aid with job type and route management. Planning areas help with zonal transport constraints. Site time windows can detail any constraints when the work order is not suitable to be executed. Site details give broad instructions to enable route planning. Planning areas detail territories and boundaries for optimising routes.

SmartWorld RoutiLogix allows for greater planning accuracy by utilising an optimisation engine. This is an automated process and takes the configuration parameters in RoutiLogix. Including the work order, materials, vehicles, costs and geocodes from site information and calculates the quickest cost-effective route. Taking into consideration traffic predictions, constraints and incidents, rest planning, distances travelled, multiple vehicles, multiple stops, capacities, services times and site time window constraints.

The optimisation engine is configurable and can be utilised choosing the parameters that best fit the type of business operation and the frequency optimisation needs to be completed.

RoutiLogix – Cost Optimisation Parameters

RoutiLogix allows for a vehicle, data and configurations to be assigned a cost group based on a unit of measure for distance and time. The assigned cost group can then be used by the optimser to calculate the most effective vehicle for the route.

RoutiLogix – Planning, Scheduling & Refining

The orders are available in RoutiLogix ready for scheduling, optimising and refining. The orders can be dragged onto the route to assign a suitable vehicle, based on the data configuration settings.

A range of configuration settings determines constraints when adding jobs to routes and assigning vehicles. Comprehensive master data is captured when implementing the software and used to govern a variety of settings and rules.

RoutiLogix
Drag & Drop Route & Vehicle Sequencing

SAP, Waste & Recycling One Integration Point – In Planning

The data and information is synchronised between RoutiLogix and SAP, Waste & Recycling One. With open API numerous data sources can exist.

In the billing manager screenshot example, the automatically planned sales order, tipping, haulage and producer cost to the business are ready to be confirmed once the order has been executed. Weight data can be collected from integrated onboard weighing. This can alter job pricing automatically according to the planned and captured variance upon the return integration to SAP, Waste & Recycling One, ready for invoicing and accounting transactions.

The orders are available in RoutiLogix ready for scheduling, optimising and refining. The orders can be dragged onto the route to assign a suitable vehicle, based on the data configuration settings.

A range of configuration settings determines constraints when adding jobs to routes and assigning vehicles. Comprehensive master data is captured when implementing the software and used to govern a variety of settings and rules.

RoutiLogix – Integration with DriviLogix

RoutiLogix and DriviLogix work in conjunction. A range of configurations can take place in RoutiLogix to determine the driver’s workflow, tasks, activities, and available functions. Shift start, checks, call the office, start and finish a break, report an issue, job failure, camera use, penalty reason code, site instructions, collection-specific workflow, emergency tipping, fuel and mileage management. Additional configurations can be added to the workflow easily to accommodate dynamic scenarios associated with materials and site collections.

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RoutiLogix displays the list of planned, sequenced and if using the optimiser, new enhanced job sequence. As each job is completed in sequence the map displays any deviation in route and the live vehicle whereabouts. The job list on the RoutiLogix scheduling screen displayed here is updated with completed notifications, and a summary if there is a variance according to plan.

RoutiLogix Route Optimisation Software – Shift Close & Variance Capture

RoutiLogix allows users to capture exceptions and variances against planned work orders. Differences in weight, volume, quantity or tolerances within the contract. Integration with onboard weighing allows for weights to be captured against each lift, and if out of tolerance, highlighted incorrectly for any additional penalty pricing master data and contractual agreements. Routed through a customer service call activity process to ensure the customer is aware of the breach.

RoutiLogix has several reports available in real time or at shift end. This includes key information on vehicles, routes completed, jobs completed, jobs failed, weight recycled, breaks, distance travelled. Any defective equipment from check lists, odometer data capture, fuel, and additives consumption. Any deviation from the planned route and how this is represented and recorded on a map. Materials collected and recycled. A driver app interaction report. Onboard weighing data and numerous source data to extract for further analysis.

Drivilogix Overiew

SmartWorld DriviLogix Route & Job Tracking Software

SmartWorld DriviLogix Route & Job Tracking Software is the driver mobile application built by ISB Global, designed to help the driver work through and complete the tasks associated with their daily process. Collecting and transporting waste materials in different jobs and routes to get to recycling and disposal points. DriviLogix is one of the preintegrated mobile apps used in Waste & Recycling One that includes vehicle checks, real-time job interaction, native camera app use, tracking and equipment interaction. Additional functions can be integrated to deliver enhanced data capture, workflow and customer service.

DriviLogix has an easy-to-understand interface which can be tailored to meet the needs of the team and add any additional workflow, logic or data capture function, depending on what is required in the process.

DriviLogix Route & Job Tracking Driver Software App

DriviLogix has an easy-to-understand interface which can be tailored to meet the needs of the team and add any additional workflow, logic or data capture function, depending on what is required in the process. DriviLogix is designed to help the driver work through and complete the tasks associated with their daily process. Collecting and transporting waste materials in different jobs and routes to get to recycling and disposal points.

Job management

DriviLogix – Vehicle Checks to Native App Use

Legislative tasks like vehicle checks, mileage recording, routes and job management, add notes, capture signature, use the camera on the device to take photographs of any variance to job workflow, raise an alarm, use map directions, take a break and complete the shift.

DriviLogix Integration to RoutiLogix

RoutiLogix and DriviLogix work in conjunction. A range of configurations can take place in RoutiLogix to determine the driver’s workflow, their tasks, activities and available functions. Determining how the driver interacts with the software and what and how they need to perform depending on the type of collection job. RoutiLogix acts as the control panel and the command centre for what happens in DriviLogix, ensuring that the team carries out their instructions correctly.

Route Assignment
Route Assignment

DriviLogix Integration to SAP Waste & Recycling One

Governed and controlled by the master data source of SAP Waste & Recycling One, the SmartWorld DriviLogix app is built on the OutSystems platform it works on any device and any operating system.

DriviLogix Integration to Onboard Equipment & Vehicle Management

Integrating additional onboard equipment like a vehicle management system or onboard weighing. There is no need for additional tracking software, as the device itself can be tracked. Functions, software and hardware on the device can also be utilised like the operating system, storage and camera.

BinLogix Overview

BinLogix Smart Bins App extends the power of SAP, Waste & Recycling One to a pre-integrated mobile, web, innovations and connectivity platform. It’s a preintegrated mobile and web app to read a calibrated sensor for container type, provide map views, list view, collection schedule, fill rate and optimal forecast for empty.

Forecast and fill order proposal

BinLogix – Practical & Proven Internet of Things (IoT) App

Smart Bin app provides an outstanding example of how IoT can be utilised to connect to built logic in the BinLogix console to create efficiencies in collections, overfilling, littering, subcontractors and resource management by calibrating a fill and forecast empty date and time. Reporting and analytics over time helps develop patterns to further provide enhancement in resource management and better intelligence on the container assets within a territory.

Integration with RoutiLogix & DriviLogix

Alerts, GPS and data management configuration. Integrated to RoutiLogix and the optimisation engine to plan and schedule collection activities with compatible vehicles, existing routes or assigned to subcontractors and tracked in real-time. Designed to radically improve collection routes, reduce costs, avoid overfill and littering and provide detailed intelligence from a range of container assets.

BinLogix

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