Manifesting for shipments' shipping zones

As a part of routing, the Sterling Order Management System Software considers parcel shipments that satisfy certain conditions for zone skipping.

  • The shipment is stamped with a break bulk node.
  • The shipment is not a part of any manifest.
  • The shipment maintains a routing guide in Sterling Order Management System Software.
  • The routing source is assigned by Sterling Order Management System Software.

On meeting the zone skipping threshold weight and volume, the system creates an LTL or TL load to carry these shipments to the break bulk node. Shipments that belong to a break bulk load are automatically manifested from the break bulk node.

Note: You must configure a break bulk node as a non-WMS ship node. You must also configure a different break bulk node for each ship node to ensure that all shipments belonging to the manifest of a break bulk node arrive at the break bulk node at the same time (as part of break bulk load). The close manifest process is not dependent on the arrival of loads of other ship nodes.

The system automatically manifests all shipments belonging to a break bulk load in the following ways:

  • Shipment Level Integration—All containers of a shipment are manifested when the shipment pack process is complete.
  • Package Level Integration—Each container of a shipment is manifested when its pack process is complete.

If the user unpacks a manifested container, the shipments are automatically un-manifested. For shipments that have shipment level integration with FedEx, all containers of the shipment are un-manifested.

The open manifest at the break bulk node is closed when you confirm a load. Shipments that belong to a break bulk load are confirmed when the load is shipped from the origin node.