Delivery Schedules are used to determine the days available for delivery and the order cut off times. Once Delivery Schedules are created they are assigned to a Delivery Area, creating a schedule for a specific delivery area.
Delivery Schedules can be found do this by using the search to find the page or exploring the warehouse role centre to get to the page.
Choose New to create a new Delivery Schedule or Manage > Edit to make changes to an existing one.
A delivery schedule can be created by two mechanisms. If deliveries are made on regular days of the weeks, then the days section of the delivery schedule can be populated. If delivery days are more irregular, then specific dates can by specified on the dates section. It is also possible to use a hybrid of the two options and specify standard days of the week and then add either additional specified dates for extra deliveries or exceptions to standard week days if a delivery can not be made on a specific date.
In the example above, Monday to Friday have been specified as days of the week for delivery. In addition we have specifically excluded 3 dates.
Setting the Departure Time tells the warehouse the time the delivery will leave
By choosing to set the Order Cut-Off Date Calc, you are telling users the latest an order can be placed before having to be moved to the next delivery date. For example, if the Order Cut-Off Date Calc was set to 1D (this is a set to be a Date Formula), an order would need to be placed the previous day in order to make that day’s delivery.
At the same time, you can have Order Cut-Off Time which determines that orders placed after this time will miss the cut off and be on the following shipment, to allow accurate order promising to customers and avoid overloading the warehouse with last minute additions. For example, order before 2pm for next day delivery.
For more granular schedules, a list of dates can be specified ion the Dates section:
As above the Departure Time, Order Cut-Off Date Calc and Order Cut-Off Time can be set, we also have an Exclude column that excludes data date otherwise available.
To make it easier to populate the delivery dates, the dates section can be viewed either in a list view or as a calendar view, by selecting the View option from the ribbon immediately above the dates section.
Selecting Calendar View will show dates in a calendar format as shown in the example below:
Clicking on date date that is already scheduled will prompt, if you wish to remove the date from the schedule, otherwise clicking on a blank date will display the following dialog allowing the information relating to the date to be populated:
It is also possible to add regular (or recurring) dates to the schedule. To do this select Add Regular Dates from the Manage option on the ribbon immediately above the dates section.
On the dialog add the Starting Date (the first date in the range of recurring dates), the Ending Date (the date you wish to create recurring dates up to) and the Recurring Frequency (This is a Date Formula that specifies the interval between dates). for example if you want to create a delivery date fortnightly for the year 2022, with the first date of 4th January, you would enter a Starting Date of 04/01/22, an Ending Date of 31/12/22 and a Recurring Frequency of 2W.
You can. optionally, set the Exclude, Departure Time, Order Cut-Off Date Calc and Order Cut-Off Time fields to populate these value on the created sate entries.
You can view the Delivery Area Schedules that use the Delivery Schedule by selecting Delivery Area Schedules from the ribbon.