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Running the TO Experiment

Prior to running the experiment you must make sure that your scenario is properly configured:

  • Customers - you cannot specify the customers to consider. By default all customers of a site are considered, unless their inclusion type is set to Exclude in the Customers table.
  • Sourcing policy - if a customer is not specified in the sourcing policy, it will be excluded from the experiment.
  • Vehicle types - vehicles can be used only on the paths that you define them for.
  • Paths - (Only Fixed delivery cost, Distance based cost, and Cost per drop calculation formulas are supported) if a customer is specified in the sourcing policy but has no paths leading to and from it, it will not be serviced, i.e., to properly generate a delivery route, the Paths table must contain records allowing a vehicle to set off from a DC, reach the first customer, continue to move from one customer to another one, and finally, complete the route by returning back to the DC it set off. Make sure that the Paths table contains the following type of records:
    • Site to Customer
    • Customer to Customer
    • Customer to Site

To run the Transportation Optimization experiment

  1. Click the TO tab located in the top left area of anyLogistix workspace, and select the scenario to work with.
  2. Navigate to the experiments section and select TO experiment.
    The GIS map will be substituted with the experiment's parameters.

  3. Set the experiment parameters:
    • Define the Max customers in a route.
    • Specify the Vehicle types.
    • Limit the travel and returning segments if required.
  4. Click Run to start the experiment execution.

    If you are currently running one or more experiment(s), a warning message will pop-up, notifying you about the number of currently running experiments.

    The experiment progress dialog box will pop-up, showing data on the currently processed combination of the facility, vehicle type, and the currently reached MIP gap.

    The progress shows the current iteration and the total number of iterations. The total number is calculated as DCs multiplied by the vehicle types.

  5. Click Cancel to abort the experiment, if required.
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