## Pavelink: Planning - Trip planner, transport, and shift optimization

Be inspired by our trip planner. Calculate the required number of trucks, the speed of the paver, the tons per m2, and the tons per hour.

Divide the road into sections, and record known delaying factors. Compare the value calculated by Pavelink, and unlock the potential cost savings.

The results can be very surprising. In some cases, instead of saving on the number of trucks, it is smarter to add more trucks to create a continuous flow and save costs. Pavelink helps you to create value.

# Pavelink: Planning - Trip planner, transport, and shift optimization

## Default timing

The average time a vehicle spends on a site can be seen and modified here. These timings consist of two metrics per site.

• For the asphalt plant, we have the total time a vehicle spends on the plant site and the total time a vehicle spends after being loaded.
• For the jobsite, we have the total time a vehicle spends on the jobsite and the total time a vehicle spends after being unloaded. (This time is usually spent cleaning the vehicle.)

For both sites, we have the constraint that the total time after loading/unloading cannot be bigger than the total time on the site itself.

## Sections and events

Sections allow you to divide the total amount of work into distinct parts, resulting in a more accurate trip schedule. A section defines a part of a road with its own distinct parameters:

• the amount of product required for the section,
• the length of the section,
• its surface area, and
• preferred processing speed.

Activities allow you to mark a period of time in between sections where no asphalt production will be possible. For example, the time it takes to move the paver from one section to another.

## Allocated product

This is a summary of planned product quantity against ordered product quantity. If the planned quantity exceeds the ordered quantity, this will be shown in red:

x tons / xx tons

## Vehicle categories

To accurately calculate the total amount of trips needed, you can define one or more categories that will be used during the shift. A vehicle category describes the type of vehicle and its load capacity.

## Production delay (optional)

With production delays, it is possible to indicate in which time frame you expect a delay in the asphalt production process. This delay can occur on the jobsite but also during transport or on the asphalt plant.

## Production stops (optional)

With production stops, it is possible to indicate in which time frame you expect the designated part of the asphalt production process to come to a complete stop. These stops can occur on the plant site (e.g., when changing the product), during transport (e.g., lunch break), or on the jobsite (e.g., paver maintenance).