|Task||Managing master data|
Automated lead times allow you to define the date and time that a business' product must be delivered by.
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- Formatting the lead times file
- Importing lead times
- Exporting existing lead times
- Overriding automated lead times
Lead times (or logistics procurement data - LPD) can be imported into eCargo Web and automatically applied to a business' jobs with certain zones or destinations.
Benefits of using automated lead times include:
- Eliminating human error when entering delivery dates and times
- Providing consistent and realistic delivery lead times
- More accurate delivery on time (DIFOT) reporting as carriers are clearly informed of timeframes required when allocating a vehicle.
Formatting the lead times file
Lead times need to be in a CSV file with the following column headers:
|Customer||Yes||Name must match the name set up in eCargo.|
|Destination||Yes - either Destination or Zone|
|Transit Hours||Yes||Zero indicates same day delivery.|
|Deliver By Time||Optional||Use 24-hour time.|
|Public Holiday Allowed||Yes||Y/N. Public holidays are not yet enabled in eCargo.|
Importing lead times
Your CSV file of lead times can be imported in Import Logistics Procurement Document Data under the Admin section of eCargo Web.
You will be notified if there are any errors with the imported file. You then need to make corrections to the file, and re-import it.
Exporting existing lead times
To see existing lead times for a business, go to their page in My Business.
In the Scheduling tab, you can export the current file of automated lead times. This can then be edited and re-imported, if needed.
Overriding automated lead times
When a user creates a job, the automated time will be added to the 'planned delivery time'. The user can override this and input their own time (they will first be warned that the existing time is an automated lead time).
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