Warehouses have a time zone associated. Time zone information is used when calculating storage charges for that warehouse.
Calculating a charge
When calculating a storage charge, a date range is selected.
The user raising the charge may have their time zone set to a zone different from the warehouse they're calculating charges for.
Irrespective of the user's setting, the date entered in the storage calculator will use the Warehouse's local time zone when working out which items were stored during the selected date range.
Suppose a user's time zone is set to (GMT) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London. And suppose the organisation has two warehouses:
- The Metro warehouse has a time zone set to (GMT+08:00) Perth.
- The Rural warehouse has a time zone set to (GMT+10:00) Brisbane.
- 10 items were received into Metro at 6:30am on October 4 at the warehouse's local time.
- 200 items were received into Rural at 6:30am on October 5 at the warehouse's local time.
If the user looked at each inwards consignment, they would see the received time in their user's local time.
So the received date/time to the user would look like:
- Metro: 10 items received at 10:30pm on October 3.
- Rural: 200 items received at 8:30pm on October 4.
When the user runs warehouse storage charges for the organisation, they may set the date range to be:
4 October to 4 October (1 day).
- Consignly will interrogate the Metro warehouse and will look for items in store on 4 October based on it's local time zone.
- It will find 10 items for Metro.
- Consignly will then interrogate the Rural warehouse and look for items in store on 4 October based on it's local time zone.
- It will not find any items for Rural, as they came in on October 5.
So even though the user will see the first consignment was received October 3, it will appear in the storage charges for the 4th.
And even though the user sees the second consignment was received on October 4, it will not appear in the storage charges for the 4th.