Mosquito Shield Technician Routing

Build routes with one email

We’ve already completed 10+ routing projects for Mosquito Shield franchises since 2018

Brad Maher, VP Operations first contacted MobileIQ last year about building routes in North Attleboro for the upcoming season. Instead of spending countless hours manually creating routes for several hundred orders, he simply emailed a spreadsheet along with specifications for the routes.

MobileIQ created tight, geographically clustered route territories balanced by route hours, orders and available technicians. After the routes were approved, Brad received a spreadsheet with the new routes for importing into the company CRM.

Actual Results

Project Steps

  1. Use the online order form to answer eight simple project questions
  2. Email a spreadsheet with service order information (see FAQ #1 below)
  3. Schedule a 10 minute call to review the project requirements
  4. Enjoy the 10-20 hours not spent manually creating routes this year!

Pricing

Pricing is based on the total number of orders. The cost is $100 for every 250 orders routed. For example: You have 883 orders and three technicians available. The project cost would be $400 ($100 x 250 x 4).

Order Form

https://forms.gle/eB7RtZjK6o5haSBH7

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What data is needed to create the routes?
  • A spreadsheet containing account id, service address or latitude/longitude coordinates and service time for each scheduled order. Service time is an estimate of the total minutes required to complete the order. We can provide assistance to help determine the right values to use. That’s it.

  • Why not use the route planning feature in our corporate software?
  • Not everyone has access to the corporate routing tool. For those fortunate enough, the process is heavily time intensive and requires manually lassoing orders to form individual route days. You’ll need to repeat the same steps for every route day.

    Our process not only clusters orders geographically, it ensures that each route day is perfectly balanced by route hours and total orders. The optimized route days are assigned to technicians to either keep them in the same geographic region or can be assigned to balance the orders evenly across all available technicians.

  • Does this make sense for a single technician?
  • The typical technician starts with 6-10 route days. Manually lassoing stops is time consuming and doesn’t create balanced route days

    Our process generates tightly clustered well-balanced route days and helps you start the season well positioned for additional growth.

  • Can you include rain days on the routes?
  • Any number of route days can be assigned to the technicians including one or more rain days or non-route days in each 10 day cycle.

  • We're growing and would like to avoid adding new technicians. Is that possible?
  • There are several ways to handle growth throughout the season. Assigning additional route days to existing technicians, working longer route days and increasing the number of technicians are all ways of accommodating growth throughout the year.

  • Are there better ways to handle adding another technician?
  • You probably don’t want to disrupt existing routes to accommodate growth. Instead, we suggest selecting groups of accounts from throughout the entire service area to create routes for the new technician. The remaining orders on existing routes are balanced to reduce the overall hours for existing technicians. This approach keeps existing technicians servicing the same accounts throughout the year and only the new technician needs to learn a new territory.

Feel free to email or call with any questions!

http://www.gomobileiq.com/contact