The Freight tab in the Client Partner is where you will find all relevant freight information.
The Freight Settings card shows you the current settings you have configured for the Partner.
The Freight Settings card for a Partner
Freight settings store the following configuration:
- Freight Resolution
- Least Expensive
- Most Expensive
- Container Due Threshold
- Freight Warning
- Warning Threshold
Editing Freight Settings
The Freight Resolution method determines how freight charges are resolved. If there are multiple freight rates that match for a consignment, the freight resolution method will determine which charges to pick.
- Least Expensive will have Consignly raise the least-expensive charge
- Most Expensive will have Consignly raise the most-expensive charge
- Compound will have Consignly raise charges for all the matching freight rates
Container Due Threshold
This threshold determines how long before the container detention period starts and possible demurrage fees are incurred. The threshold defines a number of days after the container received date (set on a consignment) before the container will appear as a warning on the Containers In Store Dashboard Widget.
It is useful to display a warning on a consignment if the Freight Charged doesn't meet a margin/value set by the organisation for the Client Partner.
Consignly can record both Freight Incurred and Freight Charged rates (what you'll be charged by your Carrier and what you'll charge your Client).
A warning can be set for:
- Margin; or
Margin warnings will use the Warning Threshold as a percentage to see whether the amount of profit on the freight component meets or exceeds your warning threshold percentage. If it fails then a warning will be shown.
Value warnings will use the Warning Threshold as a value to see whether the amount of profit on the freight component meets or exceeds the warning threshold. If it fails then a warning will be shown.