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  • Pallet weight and LTL rating

    All;

    Our client ships a large amount of parcel volume, and some LTL.

    When shipping LTL, the client is having their freight reweighted a majority of the time by FedEx, most likely because pallet weight is not accounted for. Obviously, pallets aren't involved when parcel is chosen, only for LTL. This is costing thousands per year.

    OTM receives the orders at a carton level. What is the best way to account for pallet weights both in rating (more accurate cost differentiation between LTL and parcel), as well as for weight calculation if LTL is chosen?

    Is containerization required, or can an estimated # of pallets be calculated and used in this scenario? Any thoughts are appreciated.

    This doesn't seem to be a unique issue, so hopefully there's a solution to it. Thanks!
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    Greg Burns
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    Re: Pallet weight and LTL rating

    Check out online help "Packaged Item", and read scenario 2 and 3. This may cover your requirements.

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    • #3
      Re: Pallet weight and LTL rating

      I don't believe that will help me.

      Let me state the problem in a scenario:

      Two orders are received, each with one box, and get bulk-planned.

      OTM should evaluate consolidating them as LTL, but if so, needs to account for pallet weight of 40 lbs when rating.

      Thoughts? Thanks!
      Last edited by amatorre; June 25, 2010, 18:24.
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      Greg Burns
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      • #4
        Re: Pallet weight and LTL rating

        You could integrate the pallet as a line item from the ERP that you are sending the information.

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        • #5
          Re: Pallet weight and LTL rating

          Thanks for the suggestion.

          Integrating the pallet would work if it ships LTL, but if the item ships parcel, the pallet won't be needed. Thus the issue.

          If we come up with a solution to this, I'll post it. Still, thoughts are appreciated.
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          Greg Burns
          [email protected]

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          • #6
            Re: Pallet weight and LTL rating

            Hi Greg,
            Just a thought without deep thinking.
            Can you use net weight and gross weight for rating?
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            Joseph Liang
            MavenWire APAC
            http://www.mavenwire.com/

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