This article will provide a simple end to end breakdown of how you can go about converting your created Pending Consignments or Orders into Consignments within the MachShip Freight Management Platform
One of the key efficiency targets for any business is to cut out manual tasks and automate as many processes as possible. In the Supply Chain and Logistics sector, a key blocker to this achievement is having prior knowledge of the final shipping dimensions and weights of a consignment. In order to allow for partial automation of the consignment creation process, MachShip has the Pending Consignment feature which will enable a user to pass through Order Data or incomplete consignment data.
With this incomplete consignment or order data, despatch teams can:
- Finalise and create consignments with correct and accurate shipping dimensions. By utilising already pre-loaded pick-up, delivery, reference and if possible, carrier data, the time it takes to create a consignment can be cut down significantly.
- Consolidate orders or orders with pre-created consignments in a more efficient process than via the Edit Consignment method.
- Store consignment data that enables you to finalise and automatically print labels at a convenient time.
Below our world-class trainers will help you to understand the three simple ways you can easily and simply convert your created Orders into Consignments within the MachShip platform.
How to Convert your Order's into Consignments in MachShip
Via Querying Available Carriers and Prices:
This method will allow you to take the order data and then utilising MachShip's sophisticated pricing algorithm you can select the best freight provider for your order.
With this method, MachShip will present to you the freight options, pricing and also a breakdown on the estimated delivery date of all your available carriers.
Or by using the Route Options
Via Selecting the Cheapest Carrier:
This method will allow you to take the order data and allows you to pass the work onto MachShip to select for you the most cost-effective carrier to complete the delivery.
Via Setting the Carrier and Service:
Know which carrier should be completing the delivery? Dont need MachShip to do the work for you? The method described below will allow you to convert your order into a consignment by setting your desired carrier and service.
Have multiple orders which are going to the same site? Sick of having to edit consignments in order to consolidate and save on freight costs? The guide below will help you to easily see how you can consolidate orders and consignments within MachShip
How to Manifest consignments in MachShip
In this video, our trainers from the MachShip Customer Success team will help you through the process of Manifesting. Manifesting is the method of pushing consignment data over to the transport provider and if required booking in a pickup.
How to Track Consignments in MachShip
In this video, our training team outlines the many ways that you can utilise the MachShip platform to track your consignments
The features outlined above will all enable you to complete the standard daily tasks within the MachShip platform. Below we describe some miscellaneous and additional features that MachShip contains which can help to streamline the order conversion process.
Miscellaneous/ Additional Features
How to Create a Quote
Here you will find the instructions on how you can simply and quickly generate a freight quote in MachShip
- How to Edit a Consignment
Made a mistake creating a consignment? Need to change the order at the last minute? See below for how you can easily edit a consignment in MachShip.
- How to Delete a Consignment:
Last-minute cancellation? Order no longer required? Here our Customer Success team will provide you with a simple run-down on how to delete a consignment in MachShip
- How to Create and Import Saved Company Items
Frustrated at needing to constantly enter in the same shipping item and dimensions again and again? Utilise MachShip's saved company items feature to streamline your consignment creation process
- How to Create and Import Saved Company Locations
Frustrated at needing to constantly enter in the same shipping location details again and again? Utilise MachShip's saved company locations feature to streamline your consignment creation process
- How to Setup, Configure and Install the MachShip Automated Printing Application
If you wish to have all your shipping labels produced and printed at the click of a button follow the instructions below in how to set up, configure and install the MachShip Printing Application
Step 1: How to Set Up a Printer in MachShip
Step 2: How to Configure a Printer in MachShip
This will allows you to tell MachShip when, where and how many labels to print.
Step 3: How to Set Up Printer Configuration Evaluation
This will allow you to setup customised logic to further direct the printing of labels and paperwork in MachShip
Step 4: How to install and Test the MachShip Printing Application