Dispatch Software Standard Quick View Screens Defined

Since Profit Tools introduced "Quick View" screens to our dispatch software, many dispatchers have made these screens a large part of their daily operations. An important factor to know about the standard Quick View screens, is what specific criteria is required for a shipment to appear on the various screen views.

Below is a condensed outline of the criteria a shipment must meet in order to appear within each standard Quick View screen. The standard screens are pictured below within the "ShipSum - Extended" Quick View screen. These views are designed so that an individual shipment will only appear on one screen at a time. As a move progresses, the dispatch software automatically moves the shipment to the appropriate Quick View screen. If needed, the standard screens can also be customized to suit your specific operational needs.

 

These views are divided into 3 broad categories:

Inbound > Outbound > One Ways

Then narrowed down into specific groups:

Inbound Pending > Inbound Loads > Inbound Returns

Outbound Empties > Outbound Loading > Outbound Ready

One Ways stay grouped together

Screen view definitions:

Inbound Pending-  These are Inbound Loads that do not yet require dispatch attention.  The criteria for shipments to appear on this list are: ‘Inbound’ loads that have no Release Date specified, no Last Free Date specified, and no events routed.

Inbound Loads-  These are Inbound Loads that need dispatch attention to move the loaded container to the customer. The criteria for shipments to appear on this list are:  ‘Inbound’ loads that have a Release Date specified, or a Last Free Date Specified, or at least one event routed, and the freight has not been confirmed as delivered to its destination.

Inbound Returns-  These are Inbound Loads that need to have an empty container brought back from the customer.  The criteria for shipments to appear on this list is: ‘Inbound’ loads that have been delivered to the customer. The dispatch software identifies the customer based on the destination of the shipment, so the destination must be set correctly.

Outbound Empties-  These are Outbound Loads that need to have an empty container brought to the customer.  The criteria for shipments to appear on this list are: ‘Outbound’ loads that have not been picked up at the customer and that do not have their next event as the pickup at the customer (Live PU, HK, or MT). The dispatch software identifies the customer based on the origin of the shipment, so the origin must be set correctly.

Outbound Loading-  These are Outbound Loads that have had an empty container dropped at the customer but the container has not been called in loaded yet.  The criteria for this list is: ‘Outbound’ loads that have their next event at the customer, that next event is a HK or a MT, and no ‘Loaded at Customer’ date has been specified on the shipment.

Outbound Ready-  These are Outbound Loads that have a live-loading container at the customer, have a container picked-up and are on their way back loaded, or have had an empty container dropped at the customer and has been called in loaded.  The criteria for this list is: ‘Outbound’ loads that have either picked up at customer, have a Loaded at customer date specified, or have their next event at the customer and the next event is a live PU. The dispatch software identifies the customer based on the origin of the shipment, so the origin must be set correctly.

One Ways-  These are loads marked as ‘One Way.’  That is the only criteria used for this list.

The information provided above can be used as a valuable tool for incoming employees, or simply use it as a reference guide. Don't forget, Quick View screens can also be customized to suit your specific needs. Please contact your trainer if you would like more information on the creation of a custom Quick View screen.

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