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The LOGiQ® DispatchManager is one of many convenient modules in our logistics software solution for the bulk materials and cargo industry. All procedures from ordering through to shipment can be automated with the help of LOGiQ®. Flows of goods are accompanied from and to the production processes with the fully automated exchange of data between process and commercial systems.

The LOGiQ® DispatchManager module is used to plan transport orders. A planner can record and manage transport orders directly in LOGiQ® in “standalone mode”.

Security, convenience, individual adaptations

The system includes a number of secure and convenient features. For example, transport orders are labelled accordingly by a higher-level ERP system (e.g. SAP R/3) in LOGiQ® DispatchManager. Information transferred from the host system cannot be changed on principle to avoid inconsistencies.

Each individual transport order has its own internal status label. This status ensures that processing is undertaken in the correct order. Orders are labelled in different colours depending on the status of the means of transport. It is thereby possible for the planner to review the status of individual transport orders at any time.

Another convenient feature is that the planner can define individually the information to be shown. These individual settings are saved and can be called back up at a later date. The settings can also be individually configured by different users.

The design of LOGiQ® DispatchManager has a clear tree structure, which displays all of the transport orders in the system with the corresponding levels at a glance. The detailed view displays and allows you to edit the transport order information available at each level. It is also possible to individually adapt the options for data changes depending on the company.

Managing contracts

The contract, which was directly created in LOGiQ® DispatchManager or imported from the higher-level ERP system, stores a lot of information that does not need to be recorded again when creating transport orders. This means that transport orders can be generated much faster for forwarding agents with regular schedules. Individual entries can be reduced to a minimum.

The same principle can be used for transport templates created in the LOGiQ® system, cutting the time spent on frequently recurring transport orders.

Deliveries and special weights can also be recorded in the system. Deliveries only differ in where the goods are being sent.

Printing delivery notifications, maps, weight notes and delivery slips
After processing transport orders, the user can use LOGiQ® DispatchManager to initiate creation of the delivery slip or a delivery slip document if it is not possible to process the order automatically as usual. It is also possible to manually print off a map for the driver.

Remote control of LOGiQ® WeighManager
If the driver cannot initiate automatic calculation of the weight on the scales, the weight value can be queried by remote control from LOGiQ® WeighManager. The weight is automatically entered into the selected transport order and approved for further processing. The delivery slip can be printed out if the weight recording for the second weighing has taken place.

Entering manually measured weights
As an alternative to remotely controlling the LOGiQ® WeighManager, the weight can also be recorded manually. In this instance, the value is directly entered into the transport order. This is done by a dialogue, which simultaneously records other relevant parameters. The manually measured weights are marked separately as manual weights.

Creating and deleting transport orders
The user can of course also delete from the system transport orders which are created in the system but should not be edited. This option is available to users with the highest security level.

Assigning ID cards

After completing the recording process, the user can assign an ID card to the selected transport order. To do this, the ID card is inserted into the card reader connected to the planner PC and assigned using a button.

Before assigning, LOGiQ® DispatchManager checks whether all of the relevant data is entered in the mandatory fields and saves the number of the ID card in the transport order. The transport order is thus permanently connected to this ID card for the duration of processing. The ID card is therefore the key to complete processing.

Once the transport order has been processed, the ID card is released and can be reused for other transport orders.

Alternatively, it is possible to use other types of identification, as long as each transport order can be clearly identified (e.g. barcode or wide range tags).

Convenient features:
Clear tree structure, colour status display, customisation for every user.

Required software modules:
LOGiQ® DispatchManager basic module for incorporating functionality (included in basic package). LOGiQ® DispatchManager licence per workstation

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