Schedules Desktop

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Schedules Desktop

The Schedules Desktop allows you to set up standard jobs and manifests, edit these whenever you wish and use them to easily create operational records, either in a bulk run or individually.

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Schedule Groups are purely a mechanism to enable you to group either jobs or manifests together for a bulk run. Groups could indicate a day, be client focussed etc.

Schedule Jobs

A schedule job enables you to enter standard job details to be used when creating jobs. The detail view looks like a more simple view of the job form.

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Some notes on the fields.

Group Must be a valid Schedule Group. This field does not get recorded on the job.

Description This is for identification when viewing schedules. This field does not get recorded on the job.

All other fields will update the field of the same name in the job.

Schedule Manifests

A schedule manifest enables you to enter standard manifest details including movements which can be used to create manifests automatically. A manifest schedule looks much like a simplified manifest.

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Some notes on fields.

Description This is used to identify the schedule item. It does not update any field on the

Manifest.

Group A valid Schedule Group. This does not update any field on the manifest.

Last Created This date is set by the system and shows when this manifest was last created. It is not stored as a separate field on the manifest but will be the same as the Booking Date and Collect Date. It may be manually altered if correction is required.

Date Offset This will increment the Run Date to calculate the delivery date. In the screen above the Run Date is the 20th so the Delivery Date will be the 21st.

All other fields will update the field with the same name in the manifest.

Creation of Jobs From a Schedule

To create jobs from a schedule you must first find the schedule items that will form the basis of the jobs you wish to create. The first stage of doing this is to use the search filters to select a group of jobs you wish to work with.

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The example above shows that we are selecting Daily schedules to form the basis of job creation. This causes all schedule items that match this criteria to be displayed in the grid.

From this point we can select them all, or select individual items for job creation. This is done by using the tick boxes on the left of the screen to select the appropriate schedule items.

Once the selection is done the user can click on the “Create Job” button which will invoke the TLP process to create jobs as per the schedule. The first function of this process is the entry of the Run Date which will become the Job Booking Date. This date defaults to today’s date but can be altered by the user.

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Creation of Manifests From a Schedule

To create manifests from a schedule you must first find the schedule items that will form the basis of the manifests you wish to create. The first stage of doing this is to use the search filters to select a group of manifests you wish to work with.

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The example above shows that we are selecting Daily schedules to form the basis of manifest creation. This causes all schedule items that match this criteria to be displayed in the grid.

From this point we can select them all, or select individual item for Manifest creation. This is done by using the tick boxes on the left of the screen to select the appropriate schedule items.

Once the selection is done the user can click on the “Create Manifest” button which will invoke the TLP process to create manifests as per the schedule. The first function of this process is the entry of the Run Date which will become the Manifest Booking Date. This date defaults to today’s date but can be altered by the user.

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