What are Loads?
Infoplus Loads are a new feature in Infoplus that allows the building and tracking of FTL/LTL and non-parcel orders. Loads are designed to help warehouses to build pallets and master cartons in the Infoplus Mobile Apps. Loads contain three main behavior types:
- Outbound Pallet - Built, shipped, and staged pallet that contains Master Cartons and Cartons.
- Outbound Master Carton - Built, shipped, and staged Master Carton that contains Cartons.
- Staged Cartons - Built and Staged in Location Cartons. Cannot be shipped.
Why Loads are Used?
Loads give Infoplus users the ability to build, ship, and stage master cartons and pallets. Using the Warehouse Mobile Apps, warehouse users can now do the following:
- Build Pallets or Master Cartons
- Ship and Unship Pallets or Master Cartons
- Generate GS1-128 Labels
- Stage packed inventory to be shipped in the future
- Generate and Track LTL/FTL Shipment Tracking Numbers
What Data is Needed to Build a Load?
To view what data is needed, visit the Load table Infoplus by using your quick actions menu.
The next screen will be the Load table. Previously created Loads will be listed with the ability to filter and sort.
By clicking into a Load, we can see the contents and data that make up the record. The fields are defined below.
|LPN||License Plate Number used to identify a specific Load. The number cannot be duplicated and can be auto-generated.|
|Behavior Type||Behavior Type defines the Load.
Outbound Pallet - Built, shipped, and staged pallet that contains Master Cartons and Cartons.
Outbound Master Carton - Built, shipped, and staged Master Carton that contains Cartons.
Staged Cartons - Built and Staged in Location Cartons. Cannot be shipped.
|Location||Defines the area the Load is currently located.|
|Parent Load||Defines the hierarchy of the Load. Outbound Master Carton loads can be added to Outbound Pallet Loads.|
|Shipment||Tracking number generated when the load is shipped. Shipment can be auto-generated in Infoplus|
|Pallet Type||Defines the specific type of pallet being used for the load. See Pallet Type.|
|Carton Type||Defines the specific type of carton being used for the load. See Carton Type.|
|Contents Tab||Displays the contents of the Load|
|Orders Tab||Displays the orders built into the Load|
How Do Loads Interact with My Locations?
Loads consist of orders with items pulled from the inventory. Loads give the user the ability to stage and track in the warehouse using Infoplus. When staging a Load, the items will not be added back into your inventory. Locations can be determined if they allow Loads, Inventory, or both. See Create/Edit Location for more details.
Where Does the Load Data Live?
Using your quick actions menu, navigate to the Load table.
The Load table will display the Loads that have been created. Add columns for more details and filter to customize your view.
Load Content Table
Navigate to the Load Content Table to view the line items in a load.
Below is the Load Content View.
Navigate to the Packing Detail page.
The Packing Detail will display the load contents in a flattened layout. One line will represent one item in a load.
Navigate to the Order Table and select the order that has been packed into a load.
In the tabs below, select "More Tabs" and add the Loads tab. The Loads tab will display the current load the order lives on.