Please note that if your CartonCloud account was created prior to 1 July 2019, you will be using Consignment Fields. If your account was created post 1 July 2019, you will be using Transport Products. If you would like to discuss migrating to the newer version of the CartonCloud TMS, please contact: support@cartoncloud.com.au

Purpose

When generating Consignments from Sale Orders, the stock associated with the Sale Order is assigned to the Consignment using the Sale Order Product's given Product Unit of Measures. It is possible to map specific Product Unit of Measures (and Product Types for Transport Products) to specific Consignment fields/Transport Products so that when generating a Consignment from a Sale Order, the correct quantities and unit measurements are assigned for the Sale Order Products. By default, all Measures are set to link to Cartons

Example

Consignment Fields

For example, if the Unit of Measure is Buckets and you choose Cartons as the option for Linked Consignment Field, when a Consignment is generated from a Sale Order containing stock using the measure of Bucket, it would be converted into Cartons instead. Choosing Pallets as the Linked Consignment Field instead would mean that when the Consignment is generated from the Sale Order, the stock in Bucket measure would be shown in the Consignment as Pallets.

Transport Product 

For example, you may wish to link a Unit of Measure with a Product Type and Transport Product to identify what stock on the Consignment is chilled and which is frozen. 

Unit Of MeasureProduct TypeTransport Product
CartonChilledChilled Carton
CartonFrozenFrozen Carton
PalletChilledChilled Pallet
PalletFrozenFrozen Pallet 

How to link Product Unit of Measures to Consignment Fields

  • Navigate to the Product Units of Measure page by typing Product Units of Measure into the Search for anything bar. 
  • Select the relevant Product Unit of Measure.
  • Select the Consignment Field to link to the Unit of Measure from the Link to Consignment Field drop-down menu. 
  • Select Save

How to link Product Unit of Measure to Product Type and Transport Products 

From the Product Unit of Measure page: 

  • Navigate to the Product Units of Measure page by typing Product Units of Measure into the Search for anything bar. 
  • Select the relevant Product Unit of Measure. 
  • Select the Product Type to link to the Unit of Measure from the Product Type drop-down menu. 

  • Select the Transport Product to link to the Unit of Measure from the Transport Product drop-down menu. 
  • Select the Item Measure to link to the Unit of Measure from the Item Measure drop-down menu. 
  • To add an additional link, select the plus icon
  • Click Save

You can link multiple Transport Products and Product Types to a Product Unit of Measure. To do so, select the plus icon. 

From the Products page:

You can map the Products Unit of Measure to a Product Type and Transport Product upon adding a new Product Unit of Measure when creating a new Product. 

  • Navigate to the Products page, Warehouse>Products.
  • Select + Add Product.
  • Fill in the applicable fields. 
  • Within Measurement Category, select +Add New Measurement

  • Fill in the fields for the new Product Unit of Measure and link the Transport Product and Product Type.