After the first round of mission has been properly committed to the database, new missions can be loaded. In this example we loaded nine new missions and tried to initially allocate all of them using the top-level automatic allocation command.
By its name and by inspecting the itinerary of the selected mission, we noticed that this mission is coming back from Puerto Rico while several others are going to Puerto Rico. Maybe there is some opportunity for recycling or combining missions here. We open the preference window and select mission merging as one of the alternatives we want the system to compute. Then we ask the system to compare options.
For this particular mission, the system was able to find a possible combination that would reduce the overall cost of a round trip by 12%. We select this option and move to the COMBINED sheet to see the result of the merging.
In the COMBINED sheet are the two missions that have been combined. By selecting both of them and using the menu command Edit | Show Links we can see how these missions are related. You can also inspect these missions using the menu command Map | Show Missions.