Load execution pipeline

Beginning from its creation, a load document flows through a set of transactions and statuses until its completion. This chain of transactions and shipment statuses is called the load execution pipeline.

The load execution pipeline provides Sterling Order Management System Software with a means to perform actions, such as sending notifications or logging alerts, dependent on the location of the load in its pipeline. It also provides you with a means to track a load from creation to delivery.

The load execution pipeline from which your business runs is unique to how your system administrator has set up your business environment. However, every load execution pipeline generally begins with a transaction that creates a load and ends with a transaction that indicates a load has reached its assigned destination stop.

A transaction is an occurrence that needs to be tracked and can call certain actions to be performed. A load status describes what state a load is in and moves it from transaction to transaction.

The statuses that a load can flow through in the default load execution pipeline of Sterling Order Management System Software are:

  • Load Created
  • Trailer Loaded
  • Load In Transit
  • Load Closed

The following figure is a graphical representation of the default load execution pipeline as it appears in the Applications Manager.

Figure 1. Load execution pipeline