Include container weight and volume on load

The functionality for including the container weight and volume on a load gives a clear representation of the total weight and volume of containers and items that are going on a load.

A load contains a single shipment or multiple shipments, and these shipments contain distinct items that belong to a single sales order or multiple sales orders. The items are stored inside a container, and containers are loaded on a load. Items that are outside a container can also be part of a load. Based on these conditions, the system calculates values for the weight and volume on the load by considering the weight and volume of both containers and items.

If the calculated values aren’t precise, you can adjust them by entering the actual values for the weight and volume on the load. The values for the weight and volume are used in transportation management processes. For example, the values are used in the rate route workbench, where they help define the rate and route for loads, and they are also used for transportation tenders and driver check-in.

Where it applies

The functionality for including the container weight and volume on a load applies in transportation management processes, such as the rate route workbench, transportation tenders, and driver check-in.

How it is set up

The number of containers that should be considered for a load is calculated based on the weight and volume of the container, and on the percentage of the container is used.

  • To set the weight and volume for a container, click Warehouse management > Setup > Containers > Container types.

  • To set the container utilization percentage, click Warehouse management > Setup > Containers > Container groups, and then enter a value in the Container utilization percentage field.