Requirements for implementing this Use Case:

  • Your responsibility ends when the consignment is delivered to the onforwarder, so you just charge your customer for local delivery.
  • You have a large number of consignments which go to a specific onforwarder (completely fills a vehicle, or nearly fills a vehicle).

In this use case:

Step 1: We'll create a Delivery Run specifically for each Onforwarder (and give it the name of the onforwarder). That way, it's very easy to allocate all of the consignments going to one onforwarder in one go, from one page - and it makes it very clear on your run sheets who is doing each of your onforwarder runs.

Step 2: We'll then create a 'Reverse Mapping' so the Onforwarders address is automatically loaded into every consignment that is allocated to that Onforwarder Run. This is important because then if you move consignments between runs, they'll automatically have their onforwarder address updated.

Step 3: (optionally, to provide even more automation) We'll create a Delivery Address to Onforwarder Address Mapping to automatically map from a particular delivery address to the onforwarder address, and also create a forward mapping on the Onforwarder Address to Delivery Run so it automatically allocates to the Max Transport Delivery Run.

Step 1: Create a Delivery Run

Create a new Delivery Run from: Transport -> Delivery Runs
Then click Add Delivery Run.

Give the Delivery Run the same name as your onforwarder, for example: "Max Transport"

If you have Carrier Options, Select your Own Company as the Carrier as you won't be paying the onforwarder for the delivery.

Select which days they operate (which days they'll pick up from you, or you'll deliver to them).

Open the Advanced Options and from the Onforwarder section, select Yes.

Set the Final Consignment Delivery Status to Delivered

Set the Consignment Status When Delivered by App to Delivered

Lastly, select the Rate Zone you want to charge the customer for delivering to the Onforwarder. Typically this would be a Metro Rate Zone as the Onforwarder is within the city. By doing this, the Rate Zone you select will be used instead of the Rate Zone calculated from the Delivery Address.

Step 2: Create a Reverse Mapping for the Delivery Run to the Onforwarders Address

Create a new Address to Delivery Run Mapping from:
More -> Site Map -> Address to Delivery Run Mappings

Click Add Mapping

Then create a Reverse Onforwarder Address Mapping. It's called a 'Reverse Mapping' because by setting the flow direction to point to the left, it causes all consignments allocated to the Max Transport Delivery Run to be given the Onforwarder Address of Max Transport, 1 Carton Way, Carole Park, QLD. (Conversely, a forward mapping would cause any consignment given the onforwarder address of Max Transport to automatically go onto the Max Transport Delivery Run).

Now, any consignment which is allocated to the Max Transport Delivery Run will automatically be given the Onforwarder Address of Max Transport, and will also be automatically charged as a Metro delivery.

Step 3: Delivery Address to Delivery Run Mapping

This step is optional, however, it's very useful if you're constantly sending stock to the same delivery address via an onforwarder and wish to automate this process.

Mapping the Delivery Address to the Delivery Run, so consignments going to a delivery Address of "Sydney Packaging & Labels, , Unit 2, 109 Percival Rd, SMITHFIELD, New South Wales, Australia" will automatically go onto the Max Transport Delivery Run, and therefore be given the Onforwarder Address of: Max Transport, 1 Carton Way, CAROLE PARK, , Queensland, Australia. (through the Reverse Mapping we created above).

Again, create an Address to Delivery Run Mapping.
This time, however, select:
Address Type: Delivery
Flow Direction: -> 
(so the Delivery Address maps to the Delivery Run).

Click Create and you're all done! Now, when a consignment is loaded in from the Manifest it'll automatically perform all of those allocations: