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ZEO GLOSSARY
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ABC Analysis

ABC Analysis is a method of inventory management that classifies the inventory into different groups depending on how important it is for the business.

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Batch Shipping

Batch shipping means grouping the orders together and shipping them out in batches. The grouping could be based on any criteria …

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Cash on Delivery (COD)

Cash on delivery (COD) is a method of payment that allows the customer to make the payment for an order at the time of delivery…

Composite Distribution Center

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Concealed Damage

Concealed damage refers to the damage to the goods that is discovered after the delivery has been accepted. In this instance…

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Demand Planning

Demand Planning is a part of the supply chain management process that involves forecasting the future demand for each product that the company sells…

Driver Management System

Driver Management System is a software that enables you to have an overview of driver productivity, manage their operations…

Dynamic Route Planning

Dynamic Route Planning means creating routes that take into account the constraints and are adjustable based on traffic and weather conditions…

Dark Stores

A dark store is a fulfillment center that caters to online orders placed by customers. It has the inventory but customers are not required…

Distributed Warehousing

Distributed warehousing means a warehousing approach in which a business fulfills and ships the goods from multiple strategically located warehouses…

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Empty Returns

Empty return means a delivery vehicle returns empty back to the warehouse or to the next loading point after it has delivered…

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Field Service

Field Service means sending your employees to provide a service at the client site, office, or home. It usually involves providing skilled services to the clients.

First In, First Out (FIFO)

FIFO (First In First Out) is an inventory valuation method used for accounting that assumes that the stock that is produced first is also sold first.

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GPS (Global Positioning System)

GPS (Global Positioning System) is a network of satellites deployed by the USA that enables anyone to find the location of any address on Earth…

Green Logistics

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Geocoding

Geocoding is the process of converting an address or a location to geographical coordinates i.e. latitude and longitude…

Geofencing

Geofencing means creating a virtual boundary around a geographical location and using GPS, RFID, Wi-Fi or cellular network…

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Honeycombing in Warehouses

Honeycombing is a phenomenon in warehouses used to refer to empty storage slots in the warehouse. These empty slots can’t be used to store any SKU…

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Inventory Management

Inventory management means tracking the inventory from manufacturing or purchase to storage to final sale. It involves having visibility…

Intelligent Load Balancing

Load balancing in the supply chain enables the distribution of tasks, resources, and routes in an optimized manner with the help of AI…

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Last In, First Out (LIFO)

LIFO (Last In First Out) is an inventory valuation method used for accounting that assumes that the stock that is produced last is sold first.

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Mobile POS

A Mobile POS (also known as mPOS) is any wireless device, be it a smartphone or a tablet, that can serve as a point…

Manifest

A manifest is an important document required for shipping and delivery. It contains information regarding the quantity…

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Mobile POS

Hassle free scheduling for your routes to get a view on driver workload and plan your day-to-day operations better

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Order Management System

An Order Management System (OMS) is a software to manage the end-to-end journey of an order. It brings together…

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Reverse Logistics

Reverse logistics is the stage of the supply chain in which goods are collected from the customer and moved back to the seller.

Route Visualization

Route visualization refers to the process of creating clear visual representations or maps of routes, paths, or journeys…

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Third Party Logistics (3PL)

3PL or Third Party Logistics are logistics outsourcing companies. 3PL offers logistics services like receiving stock…

Telematics

Telematics is a combination of telecommunication and information processing. Telematics in vehicles uses GPS and other telematics…

Temperature Controlled Logistics

Temperature-controlled logistics, also referred to as cold-chain logistics, means the storage and transportation of goods…

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Warehouse Management System

A Warehouse Management System is a software that streamlines warehouse operations by optimizing the movement of inventory.

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How do I add stop by typing and searching? Web

Follow these steps to add a stop by typing and searching:

  • Go to Playground Page. You will find a search box in top left.
  • Type in your desired stop and it will show search results as you type.
  • Select one of the search results to add the stop to list of unassigned stops.

How do I import stops in bulk from an excel file? Web

Follow these steps to add stops in bulk using an excel file:

  • Go to Playground Page.
  • In top right corner you will see import icon. Press on that icon & a modal will open.
  • If you already have an excel file, press the “Upload stops via flat file” button & a new window will open up.
  • If you don’t have an existing file, you can download a sample file and input all your data accordingly, then upload it.
  • In the new window, upload your file and match the headers & confirm mappings.
  • Review your confirmed data and add the stop.

How do I import stops from an image? Mobile

Follow these steps to add stops in bulk by uploading an image:

  • Go to Zeo Route Planner App and open On Ride page.
  • Bottom bar has 3 icons in left. Press on image icon.
  • Select the image from gallery if you already have one or take a picture if you don’t have existing.
  • Adjust the crop for the selected image & press crop.
  • Zeo will automatically detect the addresses from the image. Press on done and then save & optimize to create route.

How do I add a stop using Latitude and Longitude? Mobile

Follow these steps to add stop if you have Latitude & Longitude of the address:

  • Go to Zeo Route Planner App and open On Ride page.
  • You will see a icon. Press on that icon & press on New Route.
  • If you already have an excel file, press the “Upload stops via flat file” button & a new window will open up.
  • Below search bar, select the “by lat long” option and then enter the latitude and longitude in the search bar.
  • You will see results in the search, select one of them.
  • Select additional options according to your need & click on “Done adding stops”.

How do I add a using a QR Code? Mobile

Follow these steps to add stop using QR Code:

  • Go to Zeo Route Planner App and open On Ride page.
  • You will see a icon. Press on that icon & press on New Route.
  • Bottom bar has 3 icons in left. Press on QR code icon.
  • It will open up a QR Code scanner. You can scan normal QR code as well as FedEx QR code and it will automatically detect address.
  • Add the stop to route with any additional options.

How do I delete a stop? Mobile

Follow these steps to delete a stop:

  • Go to Zeo Route Planner App and open On Ride page.
  • You will see a icon. Press on that icon & press on New Route.
  • Add some stops using any of the methods & click on save & optimize.
  • From the list of stops that you have, long press on any stop that you want to delete.
  • It will open window asking you to select the stops that you want to remove. Click on Remove button and it will delete the stop from your route.