Vehicle order: Using an additional third order pool

When planning the routes and assigning the vehicle orders for the individual routes, it is sometimes necessary for the dispatcher to consider the outstanding vehicle orders from different perspectives.

The vehicle disposition (menu: "disposition \ editing \ vehicle planning") has been extended to that vehicle orders can now be limited and selected in an additional third order pool called Extrapool.

Extrapool - configuration area

This additional area has the entire functionality of the order tool and can be defined, sorted and adapted independently of the existing job spool and additional pool, including the filters, the departments, and the setting parameters from the associated configuration area. 

Vehicle orders can be called up, marked and transferred to vehicles or tours.

By means of setting parameters which are automatically stored in the personal profile of the respective scheduler, the period of the vehicle orders to be displayed can also be determined in the extra pool, for example.

You will find the "Settings" tab in the central detail area of ​​the scheduling window. The setting parameters of the extra pool are located in the "Extra pool" tab.

The benefits for dispatchers

This enhancement allows the dispatcher, for example, to display and monitor his own vehicle orders in the order pool and at the same time the open vehicle orders of another dispatcher or another department in the extra pool.

If the extra pool is closed or hidden, it can be displayed again via a selection dialog box.

In addition, the new "UpdateAllPools" property in the basic parameter "000003 VehicleDisposition" can be used to specify that all the pools used (order pool, additional pool and extra pool) are automatically updated when a status of a vehicle order has changed. To do this, set the property to the values ​​"1" or "true".