The Scheduling tab provides the setup relating to the scheduling of drops with a route:

Default Country/Region Code

This Field is used as the default country/region code for documents where that field is empty.

The Country/Region code needs to be filled in one way or another as it helps in determining the Delivery Area of the order. (See Delivery Areas for more information).

Default Delivery Area Code

When a document is created, it is given a Delivery Area Code based on the setup done in this user guide.  As your business starts to expand and you deliver further afield it may be the case that you haven’t had the opportunity to setup new delivery areas to cater to the expansion.

To help with this you may want to create a default route or a dummy route where orders can be assigned to and easily identified in the Shipment Managements Route screen to be dealt with later.

Hint - Create a Delivery Route called 'Unassigned' for Customers which are not currently assigned to a specific Delivery Area.

Scheduling Time Period

This Field is used to specify the period for which Routes will be generated, in effect, how far ahead you want to plan.  Shipment Management Routes will be created for orders with a Shipment Date that falls within the scheduling time period.

Allow Destination in Multiple Delivery Areas

This Field allows the user to select the same Customer, Ship-to Address, Vendor or Location in more than one Delivery Area and is used to support specific customisation scenarios. This option should be disabled by default.