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Delivery Slots

A location can have a delivery schedule defined which specifies the day(s) of the week that a location can get deliveries from the warehouse. The module Delivery Slots has been created to define the delivery schedules for all locations. It provides a central location for the maintenance of all delivery slots to allow delivery slots to be added, modified, or deleted. Each location can only have one of each type of delivery that is one PODELIVERY and one CUSTOMER.

The PODELIVERY slot is used in conjunction with supplier lead times when creating new Purchase Orders in order to determine the 'Required by', 'Delivery' and 'Delivery To' dates which are automatically generated.

Example - Without Supplier Lead Times

In this example supplier lead times have not been defined. Our store has a delivery schedule frequency of Tuesday and Friday. If a new purchase order is created on Monday 10th May, the purchase order dates will be set to Tuesday 11th May. If a new purchase order is created on Tuesday 11th May, the purchase order dates will be set to Friday 14th May.

Example - With Supplier Lead Times

In this example supplier lead times have been defined. Our store has a delivery schedule frequency of Tuesday and Friday, and our supplier requires two lead days on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If a new purchase order is created on Monday 10th May the next available delivery day for the store would be Tuesday 11th. However, the supplier requires two lead days for an order placed on a Monday and therefore the earliest they could deliver would be Wednesday 12th. Cross referencing this with our store delivery schedule we can determine that the next available delivery slot that suits all parties would be Friday 14th May, and this is the date used in “Required By”, “Delivery”, and “Delivery To”.

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