Major features include:
- Any number of routes can be set up in ProCLASS; a route record
contains a route designator, name, notes, fees (for transportation
billing), and a dock number (may be over-ridden when generating
selection documents). A route may have any number of associated stops,
and routes can be grouped for reporting purposes.
- Each customer can be assigned to up to 7 routes and stops (one
route per day of week); along with an optional delivery time
commitment for each day; these assigned routes determine the
customer's next standard delivery date.
- Load sheets may be created (to screen or printer) at any time
and for current or future days and shifts, for one or more
- A warehouse category (label type) can be assigned to each item
group and/or item in the system; label types are used to create
commodity groups suitable for warehousing and picking operations
without affecting the commodity groups selected for pricing and
- To balance loads, orders may be moved to alternate routes, or
an order may be split onto two or more routes. Orders are split by
specifying the amount of weight or product cube to split for each
- Picking labels can be generated by route (batch picking) or by
order. Batch picking labels are generated by label type, and batch
sizes (picker work assignments) can be limited by any combination of
piece count, weight, cube, and the number of stops allowed on one
batch. Six sets of these batch limits can be specified for each label
type based on order size (customer type) and warehouse section, (fixed
or floating slot).
- A report can be created by date and shift, showing orders which
have routes different from the customer's default route for the day of
the week; this report can be used to re-direct customer mail to the
proper route and dock.
- Bills of Lading may be generated for one or more orders
(invoices), or all invoices on a route. When generating BOL's by
route, a separate BOL is created per customer and multiple invoices
per customer are combined on one BOL. In addition to the standard
information, Bills of Lading in ProCLASS can contain information such
as a custom note for the customer, delivery time commitment, driver
number and name, truck and trailer numbers, two trailer compartment
temperatures, four seal numbers, two dock numbers, and counts for up
to six different container types; (container types are
- The actual delivery time may be entered on a completed Bill of
Lading; this information is used to generate an On-time Delivery
- Quality control is provided throughout the entire outbound
procedure via checking and matching various figures on the summary
selection documents, load sheets, invoices, BOL s, and master load
sheets. Piece and master case quantities, weights, and cubes can be
cross checked with supporting totals on these documents by warehouse
category, stop, order (invoice) number, customer and BOL number.
- For outbound analysis, a "Load Sheet History" can be printed
for any range of dates, for all or selected routes or groups a summary
format gives one line per route per day.
- Full pallet picks are separated from regular selection batches
and print on separate label sheets (for distribution to forklift
operators). Full pallet picks will only be generated for product
identified to be on shipping pallets.
- Transportation and Logistics fees can be defined as a
combination of a freight charge (definable by customer and/or customer
group and commodity group), a "per case" handling fee, and a stopover
fee which can also be specified by customer or customer group.
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