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Create Repeatable Routes

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2017 08:25AM EST
Wait! Before you read this you should be familiar with these other items in WorkWave Route Manager:

WorkWave Route Manager allows you to create repeatable routes that you can execute on as you need them. 

Your routing needs may not be dynamic and always changing. In fact, you may rarely ever need to re-shuffle the routes you’re running. This is common in field services like dry cleaning; you have customers you need to visit every Monday, Tuesday, etc with little change except maybe on a quarterly/seasonal/yearly basis. 

WorkWave Route Manager can still help you on a day-to-day basis because of its Mobile 360  features. You’ll be able to track Driver behavior, plan around last minute changes, and check your Planned routes vs your Actual routes. 

To make a static route, you need to create a Simulation

Create Your Simulation

1. Click your Territory name in the upper left corner of WorkWave Route Manager


2. Click “New Simulation

3. Enter the name of the Simulation and uncheck “Import Orders and Routes from Operations

4. Route Manager will switch to Simulations mode. All of your buttons will be blue.

Building Your Route

5. Click “Add Orders” and import your orders via Excel or one at a time


6. When your Orders are uploaded with all of your constraints and requirements, build your route.

7. Change your routes, switch them around, reverse them, or anything you need to do to get them to be the way you want them.

8. Route Manager will save your changes as you make them.

9. You'll need to assign Eligibility dates to your Orders that match up with the day of the week you want them served on. This will make sure that your Orders are always served on the same day moving forward.

Do this by first sorting the "Assigned to" column


10. Take the dates that Route Manager assigned to your Orders and make them a requirement for the planner to honor. Select the Orders that belong to a certain day:

11. Click "Edit Selected Orders" to edit all of those Orders.
12. Change the Eligibility field to be "on" and pick the date that the planner chose to route it on.

Click "Ok"

13. Repeat this for every day you've built routes for. 

Export your Routes back to Operations to Run

1. When you need them, click on your Territory name again and open the route plan.


2. Your plan will open in Simulations.

3. Click “Export to Operations

4. A new box will pop up. 

Route Manager will automatically pick the date of the Simulation you opened, but you need to pick the date you want to move the route plan to. 

5. Pick the calendar date you need to move the pre-planned route to. Type it in or click the calendar button in the “Export starting from” field.


6. In this example, if you’re planning for Thursday, you’d pick the 19th. 

The “Sim days to export” date won’t ever change - it is just telling Route Manager which date to look at for the Simulation. It will keep the date of the day you originally planned the route. The important date is the “Export starting from” date.

Route Manager will automatically change the dates you filled in earlier to match your new weeks.

7. Click “Add”

8. Your Thursday route plan in Simulations will be added to the date you picked in Operations and you can now execute and track it as your Drivers complete their stops.

9. Make any changes you need for this specific date here in Operations. Add an order, rearrange your stops, or make other changes. The route plan you have saved in Simulations won’t be affected.

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