VISIT Plus - Components

VISIT Plus accepts delivery and collection orders from your existing in-house systems and creates optimised vehicle schedules according to the criteria you establish. These are then processed into driver instructions, route details etc. Its main components are the VISIT Plus relational database, the road network, and the scheduler.


The VISIT Plus database maintains up-to-date details of your operation, including

  • Driver location, shift patterns, vehicle assignments


  • Vehicle location, loading/unloading equipment, size, delivery rate, weight and volume capacity, compartment loading configuration and costs


  • Depot location, standard loading and break times, product availability and cost


  • Product or pallet characteristics, including density, product grouping and offtake cost


  • Order/product quantity by line


  • Customer details and their delivery constraints and preferences

Road Network

VISIT Plus maintains a digital road network of the delivery area in graphical form. Features include :

  • Full zoom, pan and select facilities for detailed examination and updating


  • Individual components of the network can be added, changed or suspended


  • Speed categories can be set by road type and environment, e.g. rural, urban


  • Delivery/collection point locations can be added or changed


  • Shortest routes calculation with options for display/printing of journey analyses and time and distance maintenance, for use in the scheduling process


  • Optional postcode address validation


The VISIT Plus scheduler provides a powerful automatic scheduling framework to handle the widest range of complex vehicle scheduling requirements. They include the ability to plan on the basis of:

  • Multi-drops


  • Multi-trips


  • Multi-depots


  • Multi-site


  • Mixed fleets


  • Mixed order priorities


  • Customer time windows


  • Mixed collection and delivery points


  • Compartments
To provide solutions for these complex requirements, VISIT Plus provides a range of proven scheduling algorithms which are applied under the control of scheduling strategies