Dispatch using drag and drop

When you need to dispatch personnel, vehicles or jobs, we can create custom form(s) such as the one shown above.  The Windows TreeView control gives you the ability to use drag and drop functionality to assign workload as it relates to your way of doing business.

In the case of this application, the form keeps track of how many pallets have been assigned to a given driver. Once a certain threshold has been reached, the form won’t allow additional loads to be assigned. Hovering over an item will automatically display additional information about that particular load. Users can double-click any item to view/edit the underlying data.

This threshold is set based on the type of vehicle the driver is using. This gives your office personnel the ability to drag and drop pickups onto a route, assign personnel and equipment, and enter route-specific notes quickly.

Depending on the type of work your company does, we could leverage the same TreeView functionality to help you manage any of the following:

  • - Assign jobs to installers.
  • - Route shipments using air, rail, or over-the road vendors.
  • - Plan package assemblies—assigning motors and trailers to boats, for example.
  • - Assign tools to vehicles.
  • - Allocate tasks to office personnel.
  • - Assign personnel to projects.
  • - Associate tasks with assembly line stations.

This functionality provides excellent “what-if” potential—you can visually review what effect each action will have on the rest of the system.

Although this particular form was developed in Visual Foxpro using a FoxPro database, similar forms could be developed using dot-net programming languages equally well.


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