Manage default shipping routes

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2024
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Manage default shipping routes

Shipping routes determine where each assembly needs to be shipped to. You can create, modify, and delete shipping routes that are available for all production control jobs in the Shipping Route Maintenance dialog box.

Shipping routes can be used to send items within a job to multiple shipping destinations, including intermediate destinations, such as sending material to an external galvanizer. Items that are returned from one destination can then be shipped to another destination.

The initial location of all items is the shop location. If no shipping route is assigned for items, the items will be shipped from the shop to the jobsite. Items can either be returned to the shop and be added to another load with other material items, or shipped from the intermediate destination directly to the jobsite or next destination.

Modify a shipping route

You can view a list of all existing shipping routes and modify the shipping route properties in the Shipping Route dialog box.

  1. Go to Maintenance > Production Control > Global Shipping Route Maintenance.
    The Shipping Route Maintenance dialog box opens.
  2. Select the shipping route that you want to modify.
  3. Click Properties.

    The Shipping Route dialog box opens.

    Shipping Route Description: Type a description for the shipping route.

    Join with Assembly Option: Select if and when the weight of an accessory part is included in the shipping weight of the assembly.
    • None: The weight of the accessory is not included in the shipping weight of the assembly. If the Jobsite destination is in the shipping route, select the None option.
    • Join with assembly for first destination: The weight of the accessory is joined to the shipping weight of the assembly for all of its destinations except for the first one.
    • Join with assembly for...: The weight of the accessory is included in the shipping weight of the assembly for the destination that you select in the Join with Assembly For list, and for any other destinations after that one.
    • Join with assembly after...: The weight of the accessory is included in the shipping weight of the assembly for all destinations after the destination you select in the Join With Assembly After list.

    Add: Opens the Shipping Destination Properties dialog box for adding a new destination. See Manage shipping destination groups.

    Properties: Opens the Shipping Destination Properties dialog box for modifying an existing destination. See Manage shipping destination groups.

    Delete: Removes the selected destination from the shipping route. See Manage shipping destination groups.

    Move Up/Move Down: Moves the selected destination one step earlier/later in the shipping route.

    Save Route: Saves the shipping route details.

  4. Modify the shipping route properties.

    For more information, see Manage shipping destination groups

  5. Click Save Route.

Create a shipping route

  1. Go to Maintenance > Production Control > Global Shipping Route Maintenance.

    The Shipping Route Maintenance dialog box opens.

  2. Click New.

    The Shipping Route dialog box opens.

  3. Modify the shipping route properties.
  4. To add, modify, or remove destinations, see Manage shipping destination groups.
    Note: The shipping route can have any number of destinations, or no destinations at all. If the Jobsite destination is present, it is always the last destination on the shipping route. The Jobsite destination is the Ship To address defined for each production control job in the Production Control Job Edit dialog box.
  5. To change the order of destinations in the shipping route, do the following:
    1. Select the destination that you want to move to an earlier or later position on the shipping route.
    2. Click the Move Up and Move Down buttons as needed..
  6. Click Save Route.

The new shipping route is now available in all production control jobs.

Copy a shipping route

You can copy an existing shipping route to create a new shipping route.

  1. Go to Maintenance > Production Control > Global Shipping Route Maintenance.

    The Shipping Route Maintenance dialog box opens.

  2. In the list, select the shipping route that you want to use as the basis of a new shipping route.
  3. Click Copy.

    The Shipping Route dialog box opens.

  4. In Shipping Route Description, type a description for the new shipping route.
  5. Modify the shipping route properties.
  6. Click Save Route.

Copy shipping routes to jobs

Any changes made to the global shipping routes are not automatically applied to existing production control jobs, as they can have their own, independent configuration of shipping routes. However, global shipping routes can be copied to selected jobs.

  1. Go to Maintenance > Production Control > Global Shipping Route Maintenance.

    The Shipping Route Maintenance dialog box opens.

  2. On the Shipping Routes ribbon tab, select Copy Selected Shipping Routes to Jobs.

    The Select Jobs to Add or Update the Shipping Route dialog box opens.

  3. Select the jobs to which you want to add the shipping route and use the arrow buttons to move the jobs to the Included list.
  4. Click OK.

The shipping route is copied to the selected jobs.

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