Purpose: Use this screen to define the number of days from the time a pick slip is generated that it takes the order to ship out of the warehouse.
Quantity field: Enter the number of days (up to seven positions, numeric) it takes your company, on average, to pick, pack, and ship an order. This is your internal lead time. This number determines when to create a pre-printed pick slip.
How the system determines when to create a pre-printed pick slip:
During pick slip preparation, the system checks the arrival date for each line on an order and uses the arrival date calculation to determine when to create a pre-printed pick slip.
Arrival date calculation:
Arrival Date - (Pick Processing Days + Transfer Lead Days + Lead Days) < or = Today's Date
The system creates pre-printed pick slips if this system-calculated date is less than or equal to today's date; otherwise, the system does not create pre-printed pick slips until the date is within the allotted time frame.
Fields used in the arrival date calculation:
Arrival date is the date when the customer wants to receive the order. This date controls whether the system reserves inventory and creates pre-printed pick slips. You can define the arrival date for the order on the . See .
Transfer lead days represents the number of days it takes to ship the order from the drop point. This may be a centralized warehouse (if you must ship from one warehouse to another) or a drop point (which is a place where another shipper picks up the package and delivers it to its destination to save shipping charges). The transfer lead days is defined in the Warehouse Drop Point record; see .
Lead days, as defined in the menu option, represents the number of days it takes a shipper to deliver the order to its destination. The SCF represents the first 3 positions of the destination postal code.