Container Management

Posted on 27.11.2018 by Rik

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Hi There.

This time I’m writing about Abel’s Container Management process. It’s used for customer orders that you dispatch in shipping containers. You can record container bookings, cross-reference customer orders with containers and produce dispatches for whole containers quickly and easily.

The container workflow sits between Customer Orders and Customer Dispatches. It’s triggered when you choose a container delivery method on a customer order, so the order lines can then be placed in containers and the dispatch documents produced when the container is ready to go.

Here are the highlights of Abel’s Container Management:

  • Configure container delivery methods to suit your business (land, sea, air)
  • Create Container Documents for recording details of each container booking
  • Allocate customer order lines to a container and assign stock to containers
  • View containers in progress
  • View stock waiting in the container bay
  • Dispatch containers with one click. Abel creates customer dispatches for all customer order lines in the container.

This is a quick look at a one of the screens. This example shows:

  • Information about the container booking
  • Orders in the container and whether stock has been allocated yet or whether it’s short
  • Batch tracked stock linked to the container

So if shipping goods in containers is your “normal”, or you want to know more about Abel’s functionality and how it can help your business, please contact your Abel Consultant or an Abel Office.

Until next time.