Create a bill of lading

This topic describes how to create a bill of lading when using warehouse management processes.

A bill of lading is a legal document between the company that ships the items and the carrier. The document accompanies the shipped items, and it serves as a receipt of shipment when the items are delivered at the destination. If you're using warehouse management, there are two ways to generate a bill of lading:

  • Create the report manually, using the Bill of lading page.
  • Generate the report from the Load planning workbench.

If you generate the bill of lading from the Load planning workbench, the load status must be Shipped. If there's more than one shipment in the load, a bill of lading is created for each shipment. After a bill of lading has been created you can make changes to it on the Bill of lading page.

Master bill of lading

If there's more than one shipment in the load, you can generate a master bill of lading. This has the same layout and information as a bill of lading, but contains the summarized content for all the shipments. If the Create a master bill of lading when there's more than one shipment on a load option is set to Yes on the Transportation management parameters page, a master bill of lading is automatically generated if you create a bill of lading from the Load planning workbench, and there's more than one shipment. You can also get a list of the bills of lading by clicking Related information > Bill of lading. If you're creating bills of lading manually, you can create a master bill of lading on the Bill of lading page.