Creating Jobs

This procedure describes how to enter the details of a new job, which you can then automatically assign to the best route or manually assign to a route of your choice. Use these steps when you want to add a single job. If you want to add several jobs at once using an import file, see Importing and Exporting Jobs. If you have already created jobs and you want to edit their details, see Editing Jobs. If you are using Scenarios in detached mode, you can also create jobs using the forecasting tool.

To create a job:

 

1.Open the list menu in the upper left corner of the List panel and select the Jobs option. The Jobs list opens.

 
2.Click the Create Job button on the List panel tool bar. Alternatively, click the More menu button in the upper right corner of the Lists panel and select the Create Job option.

 
3.The Job dialog box opens.

 
4.Enter the relevant driver details under each tab in the Job dialog box:
 
oJob Details - Specify basic information about the job, including its name, type, preferred driver, location, and priority.
oTime Windows - Specify the time on site, arrival date range, allowed days, and time window within which the driver is permitted to arrive at the job location.
oLoad - Specify the load, or loads, required by the job.
oRequirements - Define the tags that make up the requirements and restrictions for the job.
oLinked Stop - Enable and define a marker to function as a linked stop for this job.
oTags - Specify custom tags for attributes to associate with the job.
oNotes - Enter some notes about the job.
oCustom Properties - Add your own customer-defined properties to jobs, such as contact details, which are shown on the Jobs list and can be used to sort the grid.

Job Details


 

The Overview tab lets you add the following information:

 

Job Name - The name of the job.
Code - The job code.
Type - The job type.
Preferred Driver - The preferred driver for the job.
Priority - The priority of the job. Available priority values are "Lowest", "Low", "Normal", "High", or "Highest". This field defaults to "Normal".
Location
oExisting Marker - The existing marker that will be used as this job's location. Leave blank and enter a street address if this marker does not yet exist.
oAddress - The physical street address of the job.
oCountry - The country of the job.
oLocation - The location of the job as a WGS84 latitude and longitude coordinate pair.

Time Windows


 

The Time Windows tab lets you add the following information:

 

On Site - The time to spend at the job site, in the format 1h 10m.
Requested Arrival Date - The days when the job can start. To select a range, click on the first and last day of the range.
Time Window
oDays allowed - The days of the week on which the job can occur. The selected days are shown with solid blue circles.
oBetween ... and ... - The time periods when the job can occur on the selected days. You can select up to two time periods, for example one before lunch and one after.

Load


 

The Load tab lets you add the amount of an arbitrary load that is delivered or picked up at the job site. Choose between Deliver and Pickup for this particular job.

Requirements


 

The Requirements tab lets you add the following information:

 

Requirements - Tags for attributes that the job must have.
oDriver Tags - Tags that apply to drivers and that you define in this field or that have been defined on the Tags screen in the Verizon Connect platform.
oVehicle Tags - Tags that apply to vehicles and that you define in this field or that have been defined on the Tags screen in the Verizon Connect platform.
oRoute Tags - Tags that apply to this job's route and that you define in this field or that have been defined on the Tags screen in the Verizon Connect platform.
oEarlier Depot Tags - Tags that define depots that drivers must go to before the job; for example, as part of a pick-up. Add new tags or select tags from the list. The list contains all tags that have been defined in Scenarios.
oLater Depot Tags - Tags that define depots that drivers must go to after the job; for example, as part of a drop-off. Add new tags or select tags from the list. The list contains all tags that have been defined in Scenarios.
Restrictions - Tags for attributes that the job may not have.
oForbidden Drivers - Drivers that are forbidden from completing this job.
oDriver Tags - Tags that apply to drivers and that you define in this field or that have been defined on the Tags screen in the Verizon Connect platform.
oRoute Tags - Tags that apply to this job's route and that you define in this field or that have been defined on the Tags screen in the Verizon Connect platform.

To add a tag, start typing the name of the tag and then do either of the following:
 

Select a tag from the list.
Enter the complete name and press the Tab key on your keyboard.

You can enter more than one tag. To remove a tag, click the 'x' button next to the item.

Linked Stop

This feature is option-controlled. Contact support to get this feature enabled in your account.

The Linked Stop tab lets you add the following information:

 

Enable linked stop - Whether to use linked stops, which will always be routed one after the other and not separated, because they might involve a pick-up and subsequent drop-off.
Time on Site - The time spent on the site of the linked job.
Existing Marker - The existing marker that will be used as the linked job location. Leave blank and enter a street address if this marker does not yet exist.
Address - The street address of the linked job.
Country - The country of the linked job.
Location - The location of the linked job as a WGS84 latitude and longitude coordinate pair.

Tags


 

The Tags tab lets you add special attributes that the job possesses; for example, a driver's skill, a vehicle's ability to carry a particular load, or a high urgency.

To add a tag, start typing the name of the tag and then do either of the following:
 

Select the tag from the list.
Enter the complete name and press the Tab key on your keyboard.

You can enter more than one tag. To remove a tag, click the 'x' button next to the item.

Notes

The Notes tab lets you add any notes about the job.

Custom Properties

The Custom Properties tab lets you add the following information:

 

Name - The name of a custom property. These arbitrary properties are not used for optimizing routes, but are added as columns to the Jobs list, and can be useful for sorting and filtering purposes. For example, you could use these properties to specify additional data not included by default in Scenarios, such as the contact details of the customer at this job, or historical notes relating to the job. These values can then be sorted in the grid by clicking the column header. Click the Add Property button to add a new Name and Value pair, or delete the content of an existing property pair and then click Save to remove them.
Value - The value of the custom property.