In the second (Packages) block, all packages defined for the selected release note appear.
The name or number of the package appears in the Package Number field. By default, the package number is filled with the supplier name lengthened by '-' and a three digit sequential number. If, for example, the supplier of the associated order is 'SUP', the first package will get the default package number 'SUP-001', the second one the number 'SUP-002', and so forth. If any package is deleted, this gap is not refilled with any package that will be created later on. If a different, higher number than the next in sequence is entered, this one is taken as the base for the generation of the next numbers. The sequential numbering is done per supplier per project.
If you do not want your packages to be named like this, you can just overwrite this default.
As it is possible to create unmodified packages because of this default value by just scrolling down from one new record to the next one, you can only save new packages if all of the following fields are changed:
If the gross weight of the package exceeds the value of project default ZP_EXC_WGT, or if its x-, y-, z-dimension exceeds the value of ZP_EXC_X, ZP_EXC_Y, ZP_EXC_Z, the material is regarded as exceptional and marked with a cyan background color in the Package Number field. If the gross weight of the package exceeds the value of ZP_MAX_WGT but is smaller than the value of ZP_EXC_WGT, the material is regarded as heavy and marked with a magenta background color. If the x-, y-, z-dimension of the package exceeds the value of ZP_MAX_X, ZP_MAX_Y, ZP_MAX_Z but is smaller than the value of ZP_EXC_X, ZP_EXC_Y, ZP_EXC_Z, the material is regarded as oversized and also marked by a magenta background color.
Select the type of the package from the LOV in the Type field. You can double-click in the field to open the P.10.83 Package Types screens where package types are defined.
Enter the number of packages in the Quantity field. By default, the quantity is set to 1. But you can enter a quantity > 1 and insert all items in only one package although the items belong to different packages, to save time or if you do not have detailed information of the packages and their items. The quantity entered here is considered when calculating the total volume, weight, and freight tons of the package.
Enter the package descriptions in the Short Desc and Description fields.
Enter the dimensions of the package in the x Dimension, y Dimension, and z Dimension fields. If you enter the dimensions, the package volume is automatically calculated and appears in the Volume field.
The package dimension unit appears in the Dim Unit field. By default, the unit assigned to project default ZP_PCK_DIM is used when you create a new package. You can double-click in this field to open the A.10.12 Units of Measure screen where the units are defined. You can select units that are defined for unit groups DIMENSION, LENGTH, or QUANTITY.
If you have not entered the dimensions, you can enter the volume in the Volume field. If you have entered the dimensions, the volume of the package for a quantity of 1 is calculated and appears in the Volume field. If necessary, the dimensions are converted to the unit given by project default ZX_DIM. If the conversion factor is not defined on A.10.13 Unit to Unit, -1 appears in the Volume field.
The package volume unit that is assigned to project default ZX_VOLUME appears in the Volume Unit field.
Enter the gross weight of the package for a quantity of 1 in the Gross Weight field. The gross weight of a package should be greater than or equal to its net weight and its calculated net weight (= sum of the total weight of all item shipments of this package). If you modify the weights such that the gross weight is less than the net weight or the calculated net weight, a warning appears. However, the values will be accepted when the changes are saved.
In the Net Weight field, enter the weight of the material without packing.
The net weight of the package appears in the Calculated Net Weight field. The net weight is calculated as the total of all total weights of its package items. The total weight of each package item is calculated as quantity * item shipment weight.
The package weight unit appears in the Weight Unit field. By default, the unit assigned to project default ZX_WEIGHT is used when you create a new package. You can double-click in this field to open the A.10.12 Units of Measure screen where the units are defined. You can select units that are defined for unit groups WEIGHT or QUANTITY.
The total freight tons of the package appears in the Total Freight Ton field. A total freight ton value of -1 indicates that a conversion factor is missing on A.10.13.
The metric measurement total freight tons is the maximum of either the total weight in metric tons or the total volume in cubic meters, whichever is greater. In this case, the total gross weight represents the total weight. In order for the software to calculate the total freight tons correctly, you must provide values for the project defaults ZX_TON and ZX_CUBIC_M and possibly conversion factors on A.10.13 Unit to Unit. With project default ZX_TON, you define that metric weight unit that represents 'tons'; with project default ZX_CUBIC_M you define the unit representing 'cubic meters'. If the weight unit of the release note or the default volume unit of the project differ from these units, a conversion is done before the total freight tons is determined.
The Total Pckg. Transport Cost field shows the sum of the transport cost details defined for this package, calculated for the currency unit specified by project default ZX_CURCY.
The Currency field shows the transport costs currency, which is defined with the project default ZX_CURCY.
Enter the name or number of the container in the Container Number field. You can double-click in this field to open the P.80.23 Container Index screen where containers are defined.
The OSD Traffic indicator shows whether a traffic OSD that has not been closed exists for the package. You can double-click the check box to open the PT.30.02 OSD for Packages screen where the OSD appears.
The OSD Site indicator shows whether a site OSD that has not been closed exists for the package. You can double-click the check box to open the C.20.09.03 OSD for Packages screen where the OSD appears.
When you click the Populate button, all remaining item shipments of the selected release note that are not included in the actual package and with the remaining quantity greater than 0 are added to this package (with their remaining quantity). Additionally, the CIP m_pck_traffic_custom.calc_sell_prices is executed to allocate the selling price of the release note to the relevant package items.
Click the Delete All Pckgs button to delete all packages of the selected release note.
You can use the Attachments for Release Note and Package buttons to open the D.90.21 Attachments screen where documents can be attached to the release note or the package. For more information, see Attachments.