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Carrier Selection Automation

Carrier Selection Automation

Jade Global
June 14, 2012

Selecting an appropriate carrier and ship method for any order based on the certain criteria is a common requirement. Oracle Order Management offers out of box functionality for getting the ship method selection based on Transportation rules that use attributes such as weight, volume, or geographic locations. Oracle Transportation Management can automate getting the ship method using pre-defined routing guides. Order Management integrates with Transportation’s functionality.

This custom solution offers a basic functionality which allows users to maintain Standard and Exception Carrier Routing Guides and to select appropriate Carrier, Ship Method based on the custom Routing Guides in Order Management.

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Carrier Information – Master Setup

Carrier Information – Master Setup offers a placeholder to maintain carrier information. This information is easily accessible to the users through a custom form. Using this form, user can easily define or edit a mapping between Carrier, Ship Method and country (Ship From, Ship To), weight, order type.

Following information is captured as a part of Master setup -

STANDARD CARRIER ROUTING GUIDE

CARRIER ROUTING EXCEPTION GUIDE

  • Ship From Country
  • Min Weight
  • Max Weight
  • UOM
  • Order Type
  • Carrier
  • Ship Method
  • Carrier URL
  • Carrier Additional Information
  • Ship To Country
  • Min Weight
  • Max Weight
  • UOM
  • Order Type
  • Carrier
  • Ship Method
  • Carrier URL
  • Carrier Additional Information

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Carrier Information – Auto Defaulting

By looking at the Carrier Information – Master Setup, system can derive appropriate Carrier (SCAC Code) and Ship Method considering factors such as – type of an order, total weight, Ship From, Ship To location etc. Derived Carrier (SCAC Code) and Ship Method can be updated on the Order/ Order Line(s) after booking.

Carrier Information – Ship Request

If your system is B2B integrated with partners then this derived Carrier (SCAC Code) and SCAC code can be communicated to B2B partner using Ship Request (RosettaNet PIP: 3B12). This PIP has a placeholder to capture Carrier and Ship Method.

Carrier Information – Mismatch Alert

Ship Confirmation (RosettaNet PIP: 3B13) from Partner will capture actual Carrier and Ship Method which is used during actual shipping. An alert can be send to respective business groups if Carrier Information received from B2B partner doesn't matches with the one which has been requested on Ship Request. Suggested Carrier Information and Actual Carrier Information can also be captured on the Order.

Benefits

  • Simplified UI to define Carrier Routing Guide
  • Auto defaulting of correct Carrier
  • SLA adherence with partners

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