Vehicle Types

In the Vehicle Types table you define all types of vehicles that are used to ship products in the supply chain. 

For each vehicle type, you specify maximum allowed capacity and speed. You do not define data for each particular truck or lorry: we assume that auto fleet has infinite capacity and vehicles are always ready to depart. See example.

Note: If 0 is specified for Capacity, the parameter will not be cosidered.

Column

Description

Name

Name of the vehicle type.

Capacity

The maximum weight, volume or quantity of products that a vehicle of the given type can take. If 0 is specified as the capacity value, the parameter will not be cosidered.

Capacity Unit

Defines the capacity measurement unit of a vehicle:

Note: The list of available units comprises the units defined in the ALX Preferences (as well as the weight and volume units defined in the Units table).

  • pcs - one product unit
  • m3 - one cubic meter
  • kg - one kilogram of a product

Speed

Speed of the vehicle (in the specified Speed Unit). We assume that all vehicles of the same type always move with the speed defined here.

Note: For details on providing fixed or stochastic speed values refer to this section.

Speed Unit

Defines the speed measurement unit.

Note: The list of available speed units comprises the units defined in the ALX Preferences

Example

If your supply chain uses trucks and cargo aircrafts, you should add the following entries to the Vehicle Types table: