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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Shipping Concepts

 Ship From
  • The ship-from location represents the warehouse that is performing the shipping transaction. A warehouse is an Inventory organization.

Ship to
  • The Ship To Location represents a Ship-To address that has been setup on the customers record. 

  • A delivery must be created to perform Ship Confirm. It represent all the goods that were shipped from the same warehouse, going to the same Customer location.
  • The grouping of delivery lines into deliveries is restricted by the grouping rules that are established on the Shipping Parameters - Delivery Tab.
  • A delivery can be created automatically or manually from the Shipping Transactions form at any time after the order line status has become Awaiting Shipment or can be automatically created during the Release Sales Order process.
  • A delivery is also automatically created when you invoke the action Pick and Ship or Pick, Pack, and Ship.
Delivery Lines
  • Delivery lines are sales order lines which have completed all their workflow activities that are prerequisites to Oracle Shipping Execution such as Schedule Line or Create Supply.
  • Delivery lines are visible from the Shipping Transactions form. They are also visible from the sales order lines Additional Information Deliveries tab.
  • Delivery lines with similar attributes can be systematically grouped together into deliveries based on grouping rules.
Delivery leg
  • A delivery leg consists of two stops where the delivery is picked up and dropped off, respectively on the same trip. The delivery might travel through several legs to get to its final destination and is synonymous to the Bill of Lading.
  • A bill of lading is a receipt, listing all the goods that were signed over to a carrier.
  • The Ship Confirm window enables you to generate a bill of lading which can then be printed separately or as part of the Delivery Document Set.
  • LPN, (License Plate Number) are also known as Containers. An LPN can be loaded inside of another container, for example, pack an item into a box and then pack that box onto a pallet.
  • LPN number can be generated automatically by using 'Auto Create LPN' / Auto create Trip. In this case preferred container is picked from Item-Container relationship.
  • Optionally LPN can be generated as per user specific naming convention by using 'Create LPN' option and then need to assign specific delivery lines to specific LPN number. During creating LPN manually system also give option to select container of user's choice
  • Optionally LPNs can be setup as inventory items if the shipper is interested in using weight and Volume and packing functionality.
  • LPNs can be made mandatory using your Shipping Parameters.

  • A trip is carrier specific and represent a unique instance of that carrier leaving your warehouse with deliveries.
  • The carrier could be a public carrier such as DHL or could be a company's own fleet of trucks.
  • A trip could represent a truck, air cargo, ship cargo, or railcar. These entities would be set up as items in Oracle Inventory with an item type of Vehicle.
  • Each trip has a minimum of two stops, pick-up and drop-off.
  • A trip can be created automatically or manually from the Shipping Transactions form or can be automatically created from the Ship Confirm window.
  • You can also create a trip as a part of a concurrent process.
  • Companies that use public carriers can enable the system to automatically create Trips as part of of the Ship Confirm process. This eliminates unnecessary transactions.
  • A stop is a point along the route of a trip that is due for pick-up or drop-off.
  • The Ship Confirm process can initiate closing the pick-up stop updating the delivery
    status to In-transit.
  • Manually record all stops made by the Trip using the Shipping Transactions form or
    have the Ship Confirm process automatically close a Trip, which creates and closes the
    pick-up stop and drop-off stop and changes the Delivery status to Closed.
  • Companies that use public carries let the system automatically close a Trip as part of Ship


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