planning/power_data/planning/list_of_planning_parameters.htm

List of Parameters

 

Following are the parameter settings as defined in the DEFAULT Parameter Set stored in the Public domain. Parameter sets are accessed via Transportation Planning and Execution > Power Data > Planning > Parameter Sets.

There are additional multistop parameters on the Logic Configuration page.

Parameter

Group

New in Version

Functional Description

ALLOCATION GENERATES ACCRUAL

Settlement

 

When set to TRUE and the shipment status is ACCRUAL_ALLOWED, the Allocation logic will generate an accrual record. The accrual record contains the difference between the current allocated freight cost and the previously transmitted freight cost. The accrual records can be periodically sent to an external system using the Accrual interface as described in the Integration Guide on the OTN website.

ALLOCATION ROUNDING ADJUSTMENT THRESHOLD

Settlement

 

Sets the value for the maximum total rounding error that OTM will attempt to adjust.

ALLOW BULK PLAN TO FAIL

Bulk Plan

 

Flag indicating whether to allow bulk plan to fail when one order release fails to plan. By default, this flag is off, which means OTM continues planning other order releases when one fails. If the field is active (checked), and one or more orders fail during bulk planning, OTM will not plan any order releases that are part of the entire bulk plans. You can view the results of a bulk plan using the Bulk Plan Manager which also shows whether order releases failed to plan.

ALLOW DIFFERENT RATE OFFERING FOR SPLIT ORDER

Shipment Planning

5.5.04 (was a property prior)

Provides the option to choose the same rate offering for each of the splits or you can use different rate offerings for them.

If this is true, OTM looks at the parameter "Max Number Of Rate Offerings For Split Order" to see how many rate offerings can be used.

ALLOW DIFFERENT RATE SERVICE FOR SPLIT ORDER

Shipment Planning

5.5.04

Provides the option to choose the same rate service for each of the splits or you can use different rate services for them.

This parameter is only effective for 1-leg itinerary.

ALLOW DUPLICATE PREFERRED RATE OFFERINGS

Rates

 

This parameter has the following settings:

0 - When set to 0, the rate finding logic will use ALL preferred rate offerings for the specified geography, regardless of geographical ranking. This is the default.

1-- When set to 1, the rate finding logic will use ONLY the preference from the most specific geography.  If more than one preference has the same ranking, the first encountered will be used. Ordering, in this case, is alphabetical by rate offering GID and rate geo GID.

2 - When set to 2, the rate finding logic will use ALL preferred rates from the most specific geography.

After this parameter is applied, the set of preferred rate offerings is used as a filter against the valid set of rate offerings previously selected according to geography.

ALLOW DUPLICATE RATES BY CARRIER

Rates

 

When OTM searches for rates (during shipment planning or rate inquiry), first it selects possible rate offerings, then for each rate offering it decides on the specific rate record that applies. Then each of those rate records is used to rate the shipment and the best one is chosen. The specific rate record is chosen based on geography; a rate record with more specific geography will be chosen over one with less specific geography, based on the rank of the geography hierarchy.

Normally, you would not have multiple rate records with the same specificity covering the same lane. You may not want only the most specific rate record rated, but want to try all the rate records which could apply. Alternatively, you have multiple rate records that have the same rank and you want those to all be tried. Use this parameter to configure the behavior that you want using the following values:

0 - is to never evaluate more than one rate record per lane.

1 - is to evaluate all rate records.

2 - is to evaluate only the most specific rate records, even if there is more than one.

3 - this forces the rate finding logic to always choose the most geographically specific rate (allowing duplicates of equal rank), regardless of rate service.

ALLOW HIGHER BID

Sourcing

5.5.0.4

This parameter determines whether or not a carrier can insert bids with an amount higher than in any previous Bid Round.

ALLOW SMALL DIRECT ORDERS TO BE SPLITTABLE

Container Optimization

 

This determines if all order bundles (orders with same Origin/Destination) are sent to Container Optimization to determine the best set of direct shipments. This causes orders to be split across multiple equipment (shipments), sometimes unnecessarily. The default is False, so it will not go through container optimization. It must be set to True to force an order bundle to go through container optimization.

APPLY COMMITMENT ON THE MOST SPECIFIC LINE

Service Provider Assignment

 

When this parameter is set to TRUE only the commitment with the most specific lane will influence carrier selection. If there is no deficit on the most specific lane the carrier selection will be based on cost only. Only commitment usage with the most specific lane will be counted and tracked.

When the parameter is set to FALSE the commitments on the most specific lane with a deficit will influence carrier selection. The most specific lane with a commitment deficit is considered first. If those commitments are satisfied the system looks for the next most specific lane with a commitment deficit. All usages on all applicable lanes will be counted and tracked.

  • For a given domain, always track commitments the same way. Do not change this parameter for a domain once you have started counting commitments.

AUTO CALC WEIGHT VOLUME

Order Management

 

When this parameter is set to true, during the order releasing process OTM calculates Order Release Ship Unit Net/Gross Weight and Volume if any of their values on the order base are zero.

If applicable, OTM also calculates length, width, and height of the order release ship unit.

AUTO CREATE ORDER MOVEMENTS

Order Management

 

Use this parameter to define whether order movements are automatically created during the build shipment process. The order release actions that recognize this parameter include:

  • Create Direct Shipment (Buy/Sell)

  • Create Multi-stop Shipment (Buy/Sell)

  • Show Routing Options (Buy/Sell)

  • The business logic for the agent action Build Shipment also use this parameter.

  • This logic is not available for bulk planning, multi-leg consolidations, pools, and cross-docks.

BATCH BALANCER SHIPMENT SORT TYPE

Wave Management

 

This parameter can have the one of the following values:

1 -  sort shipments according to latest start time.

2 -  sort shipments according to weight decrease.

BATCH BALANCER USE NEW ALGORITHM

Wave Management

 

This allows the choice of the old or new algorithm. To select the new algorithm, in addition to this parameter, the BB Shipments for Same Store Placement Type parameter must be set to 3.

Valid settings are True and False. The default is True

BATCH BREAK TIME

Wave Management

 

The Batch Break Time is the "down time" between 2 waves. For example, assume that the wave start time for Wave 1 is 08:00,  and calculated duration for Wave 1 is 1 hour. Batch Break Time is 15 minutes. Since Wave 1 will end at 09:00,  Wave 2 is scheduled to start at 9:15, allocating for the 15-minute Batch Break Time.

BB SHIPMENTS FOR SAME STORE PLACEMENT TYPE

Wave Management

 

This parameter can have one of the following values:

1:  split shipment that delivery to the same store are put into the same cell

2:  split shipment that delivery to the same store are put in the adjacent cells across; for example,  two direct shipments are delivery to the same store, they should be placed as follows

                  Door1                            Door2

Wave 1                                           shipment 1 (smaller load)

Wave 2     shipment 1 (large load)  

or if a multi-stop shipment delivery to store A, and store B

                direct shipment 1 delivery to store A

                direct shipment 2 delivery to store B

the 3 shipments should be placed

               Door 1                            Door 2

Wave1                                          shipment 1 (Store B)

Wave2    multi-stop (Store B)        shipment 2 (Store A)

Wave3    multi-stop (Store A)

 

3:   split shipments are put into different cells just like any other shipments.

In addition, this must be set to 3 to use the new wave management algorithm.

BID MIN PCT AWARD

Sourcing

 

The minimum percentage of shipments on the bid lane that have to be awarded to the bid if it is selected.The value is expressed as a percentage.  The default value is 0.1.

BILL ALLOCATION SEPARATES DIFFERENT INV LINE NUM

Settlement

 

When working with Bill allocations, if this parameter is set to TRUE then the cost types, accessorial codes, payment methods, and GL codes will not be combined with objects of the same name.

BOOK ORDER USING EARLIEST CONSOL

Service Time

 

If it is set to FALSE; the latest consol will be selected. It controls both the flight consol and charter voyage consol

BROADCAST TENDER MAX COST ADDITION PERCENT

Collaboration

 

This parameter specifies the maximum percent additional cost (above the freight cost of the shipment) that the planner is ready to pay for the shipment. This parameter is used by the Broadcast Tendering to deduce whether the incoming tender response can be accepted.

BUILD DIRECT SHIPMENT OPTION FOR BULK PLAN

Bulk Plan

 

Use this parameter to control the types of shipments created first during bulk planning.  

Value = 1  NOT BUILD DIRECT SHIPMENT

  • Build pool and cross-dock shipments, when feasible, during bulk plan.

  • Do not build direct shipments or multi-stop shipments during bulk plan.  

Value = 2  NOT BUILD MULTISTOP SHIPMENT

  • Build direct, pool, and cross-dock shipments, when feasible, during bulk plan.  

  • Do not build multi-stop shipments during bulk plan.  

Value = 3 .BUILD MULTISTOP BEFORE PLAN THRU POOL

  • Build direct shipments and multi-stop shipments, when feasible, before building pool and cross-dock shipments.

Value = 4 BUILD MULTISTOP AFTER PLAN THRU POOL  

  • Build direct shipments, pool and cross-dock shipments, when feasible, before building multi-stop shipments.

BUILD SECONDARY CHARGE SHIPMENTS AUTOMATICALLY

Brokerage and Forwarding

 

Controls whether secondary charge shipments are automatically built when building shipments.

BUILD SHIPMENT CALC TRANSIT TIME ON EACH LEG

Shipment Planning

 

When this parameter is set to TRUE, if the shipment options have the same cost, the option with the shorter service time will be selected.

This functionality is only applies to shipments that are created from Create Direct Shipment action.

BULK PLAN LOGISTICS GUIDE ID

Bulk Plan

 

Select a Logistics Guide ID. Based on the ID passed into the bulk plan through this parameter, the cost data from the logistics guide aggregate data will be retrieved.

CALC SHIP UNIT VALUES FROM SHIP UNIT LINES

Order Management

 

Indicates if the calculation for ship unit weights and volumes should be performed on a ship unit line.

Ship Unit summary Logic:

The logic which sums the weight and volume of the ship unit lines to the ship unit:

1. Sum the line gross weight and gross volume up to the ship unit gross weight and volume.

2. Sum the line net weight and net volume up to the ship unit net weight and volume (As per current logic).

3. Sum the secondary gross weight and secondary gross volume up to the ship unit secondary gross weight and secondary gross volume.

Sum the Ship Unit Gross weights and volumes (and Secondary) up to the order release line.

CALCULATE VAT ON VOUCHER

Settlement

 

This parameter determines how VAT is calculated on a voucher. This parameter has three possible options:

False - does not calculate the VAT for a voucher.

BY_APPROVAL_PERCENT - builds the voucher VAT analysis from the invoice VAT analysis based on the percentage of the invoice amount that was approved. If there is a difference between the invoice total amount and the adjusted total amount, then for each VAT code on the VAT analysis, the percentage difference is multiplied by the VAT amounts to re-determine the VAT for the voucher.

BY_LINE_ITEM - if this is set and the invoice was approved/adjusted by line, then the VAT engine is used to determine the correct VAT rates, VAT codes and VAT amounts. If this parameter is set to BY_LINE_ITEM and the invoice was not approved/adjusted by line then the voucher VAT is calculated using the percentage.

CARRIER CAPACITY WEIGHTING FACTOR

Service Provider Assignment

 

The purpose of this parameter is to provide intelligence behind the selection of carriers for a set of shipments across all shipments. For example, Carrier_1 has a resource capacity limit of 1 so one of the 2 shipments is assigned to Carrier_2.

 

Carrier_1

Carrier_2

Carrier_3

Cost Difference
(Carrier_2 minus Carrier_1)

Cost Difference
(Carrier_3 minus Carrier_2)

Shipment_A

$500

$600

$1000

$100

$400

Shipment_B

$100

$500

$700

$400

$200

Total Cost

$600

 $1100

$1700

 

 

 

Option 1:

Shipment_A      Carrier_1:   $500
Shipment_B      Carrier_2:   $500
Total:                                 $1000

Option 2: (Least Cost option)

Shipment_A      Carrier_2: $600

Shipment_B      Carrier_1: $100

Total   :                               $700

Option 2 is the best option since it is least cost.  The purpose of this parameter is to get the least total cost across all shipments.

The value of the parameter ranges between 0 and 1.  The higher the value, the more significant the first choice carrier is during carrier assignment. The lower the value, the more significant the second choice carrier is during carrier assignment.

Weighted Rank is calculated as follows (CCWF = Carrier Capacity Weighting Factor): (CCWF X Cost Difference between Carrier_2 and Carrier_1) + ((1 CCWF) X Cost Difference Between Carrier_3 and Carrier_2)

  • OTM does not consider carriers that are infeasible due to service time or capacity constraints and only considers feasible options.

The following examples use the data in the tables above:

Example 1:

CCWF = 0.7

The weighted rank of Shipment_A = (0.7 X 100) + (0.3 X 400) = 190

The weighted rank of Shipment_B = (0.7 X 400) + (0.3 X 200) = 340

In this example, Shipment_B has a higher weighted rank so it will be assigned a carrier first.

Example 2:

CCWF = 0.3

The weighted rank of Shipment_A = (0.3 X 100) + (0.7 X 400) = 310

The weighted rank of Shipment_B = (0.3 X 400) + (0.7 X 200) = 260

In this example, Shipment_A has a higher Weighted Rank so it will be assigned a carrier first. OTM sorts all shipments by their weighted ranking and then assigns a carrier one by one.

Exception:

If a shipment specifies an Equipment Group or Service Provider, they will be assigned a carrier resource first.

Rules & Considerations:

1. If there are less than three carrier options for a given shipment, the following rules apply to the rank calculation:

  • If shipment has one option: rank = MAX rank.

  • If shipment has 2 options: rank  = (option 2 option 1) + MAX/2

  • If shipment has 3 or more options: rank = (factor) * (option2 option1) + (1 - factor) * (option 3 option 2)

* This assumption assures that shipments with 1 option will always have preference over shipments with 2 options, and that shipments with 2 options will always have preference over shipments with 3 options. If there is a situation where many shipments have two or three options, you can set the factor to 1 so that all shipments are evaluated based on the first two carriers.

  • If shipment rank is equal, then priority will be given to the cheaper option.  

2. The algorithm only uses options that are still feasible when performing this sorting. It should not be using options that have previously been deemed infeasible due to service time or capacity constraints.

For the CARRIER CAPACITY WEIGHTING FACTOR to be used by the rating engine, the Rerate All Shipments After Bulk Plan parameter must be set to true. If set to false, then the CARRIER CAPACITY WEIGHTING FACTOR is NOT used in assigning capacity to shipments during rating.

CARRIER RESOURCE REASSIGNMENT TYPE

Service Provider Assignment

 

This parameter specifies what happens at the end of the bulk plan process when capacity reaches its limit.

If set to 0, then when the assigned equipment resources are used up, it will re-assign the shipment to the next best available equipment resource. If none are found, then the shipment fails.

If set to 1, then when the assigned equipment resources are used up, it will re-assign the shipment to the next best available equipment resource. If none are found, then it will re-plan the shipment.

If set to 2, then when the assigned equipment resources are used up, it will re-plan the shipment.

CHARGE MULTIPLIER

Sourcing

5.5.0.4

Sourcing uses this when creating rate records for the awards. For variable bids, this determines what is counted. For example if the award is for USD1.20 per mile, CHARGE_MULTIPLIER=SHIPMENT.DISTANCE and CHARGE_UNIT_UOM_CODE=MI. So CHARGE_MULTIPLIER refers to the cost operand IDs you see as Descriptions only in the rate record cost page. You can also see this in Rates Power Data.

CHARGE UNIT UOM CODE

Sourcing

5.5.0.4

This value is the unit of measurement for the charge multiplier.

CHARTER VOYAGE ARRIVE DATE CHANGE THRESHOLD

Service Time

 

Specifies the threshold when the arrival date change will impact the next order movements. If you change the arrival date on a charter voyage and the change is within this tolerance then the next order movement will not be adjusted.

CHARTER VOYAGE DEPART DATE CHANGE THRESHOLD

Service Time

 

Specifies the threshold when the departure date change will impact the previous order movements. If you change the departure date on a charter voyage and the change is within this tolerance then the previous order movement will not be adjusted.

CHECK EQUIPMENT CAPACITY IN REFERENCE UNITS

Bulk Plan

 

Must be set to TRUE in order for the planning logic to consider Equipment Reference Units.

This parameter should be set to the same value in all parameter sets.

CHECK LOCATION CAPACITY

Location Capacity

 

If this parameter is False, the location capacity constraints are ignored during planning.

CHOOSE ITINERARY BY NUM OF ORDERS

Bulk Plan

 

If this parameter is set to Y, when OTM selects the best itinerary during planning, it uses the number of orders mapped to this itinerary. Otherwise, OTM uses the max weight/volume that mapped to this itinerary.

CM AUTO CREATE

Continuous Moves

 

Set to TRUE to have OTM automatically look for continuous move opportunities at then end of the bulk plan process.

CM MAX SEARCH DISTANCE

Continuous Moves

 

Maximum amount of distance between two shipments when the Find and Create Continuous Move business action is searching for potential continuous move shipments. The distance is measured from the last stop of the first shipment to the first stop of the second shipment.

CM MAX SEARCH DURATION

Continuous Moves

 

Maximum amount of time between two shipments when the Find and Create Continuous Move business action is searching for potential continuous move shipments. The time is measured from the first shipment end time to the second shipment start time.

CM MODE

Continuous Moves

 

The transportation mode of the continuous move eligible shipments.

CM REDRIVE

Continuous Moves

 

When set to TRUE, shipments will be recalculated in order to find more continuous move eligible shipments. It will check the latest start time of the next shipment and calculate whether it is equal to or later than the end time of the first shipment plus the drive time.

COLLECT SERVICE PROVIDER RESULTS

Bulk Plan

 

When set to TRUE, bulk plan result metrics are collected by service provider and by mode.

COMPUTE SHIPMENT TIME WINDOW

Service Time

 

If this is marked (true), OTM drives the shipments twice to get the Earliest Start and the Latest Start.

If this is not marked (false), OTM drives the shipments once and looks to the HOLD AS LATE AS POSSIBLE parameter to determine how to calculate the time window.

CONNECT SHIPMENT GRAPHS BY ORDERS

Bulk Plan

 

Within bulkplan, an order can get split and go on different shipments. While most of the steps within bulkplan keep these shipments in one shipment graph, there are times when they end up belonging to different graphs. To ensure the shipments containing the same order belong to the same shipment graph, a process in invoked which connects them together. This is often unnecessary and involves significant runtime. It is off by default and should only be turned on when needed. When there is an order that is large and split into multiple shipments, you should have this on.

CONNECT SHIPMENT GRAPHS FOR SPLIT ORDERS

Bulk Plan

 

If set, then during bulk plan process if orders are split into multiple shipments, the system goes through all the graphs and combines the ones that share the same order releases into one graph. Then it can be saved as one transactional unit.

This replaces the property glog.business.consolidation.bulkplan.connectShipmentGraphsByOrder to provide more flexibility. For example, you can set it for running Load Configuration and not set it for Bulk Plan.

CONSOL BOOKED VALUES UPDATED IMMEDIATELY

Shipment Planning

 

This parameter is used in conjunction with the Shipment action "Book to Buy Consol - Show Options". If set to True, the consol's booked weight and volume will be updated when a shipment's weight and volume are recalculated The default is False.

CONTAINER OPT CONFIG ID

Container Optimization

 

Use the desired Container Opt Configuration ID you set up in Power Data so the planning logic correctly optimizes containers during loading.

OTM ships with a public DEFAULT Container Opt Configuration ID which this parameter defaults to unless overridden.

CONTAINER OPT SEARCHING WINDOW DAYS

Container Optimization

5.5.03

When checking carrier resource limit and usage, this parameter controls the number of days to search for available resources. The default is 3.

CR AGGREGATOR IGNORE COMMODITY

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

 

When this parameter is true, the CR Aggregator will not aggregate shipments by commodity, and thus will produce lane volume aggregates that do not have any equipment group profile. This can be used when you do not want to separate shipment aggregations by commodity and equipment group profile.

CR AGGREGATOR INCLUDE OUTLIERS FOR CONFIDENCE

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

 

When this parameter is true, the CR Aggregator will include outlier lane volume aggregates when computing the CR Forecast statistical data including the confidence factors. However, the outlier lane volume aggregates will still not be included in the computation of the forecasted volume for the CR Forecasts.

CR SOLVER LOOP END RADIUS

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

 

This distance is used by the CR Solver to determine when a CR Route should end. If the CR Solver creates a CR Route where a CR Forecast ends within this distance of the start of the first CR Forecast of the route, then the route cannot continue beyond that point (except to return to a depot location if any).

CR SOLVER MUST RETURN TO START

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

 

When this parameter is true, if no depot location is specified, the CR Solver will create only CR Routes that return to the start location of the route. (If depot locations are specified, then the CR Solver will end at a depot location as usual.)

CREATE INTEGER AWARDS

Sourcing

5.5.0.4

Indicator variable that describes whether the awards are solved as continuous or as integers.
0: Continuous values
1: Solved as continuous values but reported as Integers
2: Solved as Integers.

Example of option 1: The solver might find that giving a carrier 11.45% of a lane is the best but it is easier to work with whole numbers so instead the solver will award only integer percentages.

CREATE NEW INVOICE FOR STANDARD APPROVED ADJUST

Settlement

 

If this parameter is set to TRUE, then when you run the Invoice Adjusted Cost action from a shipment, any changes to the invoice will be placed on a new invoice if the original invoice was already approved.

CREATE PERMANENT SHIP UNITS

Order Management

 

Indicates whether ship units should be flagged as Permanent on a shipment. Permanent ship units will not be removed when integration is instructed via XML to Replace All Children.

DECREASE COMMITMENT USAGE WHEN TENDER DECLINE

Service Provider Assignment

 

When this parameter is TRUE and a tender is rejected by a carrier, the system will decrease the commitment usage against that carrier.

When the parameter is FALSE and the tender is rejected by a carrier the commitment usage will remain.

The total commitment usage count for all carriers is decreased when a tender is declined, regardless of the value of this parameter.

  • For a given domain, always track commitments the same way. Do not change this parameter for a domain once you have started counting commitments.

DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING MAX RECURSION DEPTH

Container Optimization

5.5.03

This parameter controls the long running execution of Enumerative algorithm. The default is 99999. If you face an issue with performance, you can lower this number. If the recursion depth exceeds, the algorithm will abort and revert to QUICKPACKING ALGORITHM. This is only applicable for the Enumerative Algorithm.

DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING TIME OUT LIMIT

Container Optimization

5.5.03

This is a timer control to ensure that the Enumerative algorithm does not run for ever. This is a preferred control over DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING MAX RECURSION DEPTH parameter. This control should be used first. If it does not work, then use the DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING MAX RECURSION DEPTH parameter. If the algorithm times out, it will revert to QUICK PACKING ALGORITHM. Only applicable for Enumerative Algorithm. The default is 180 seconds.

DYNPOL DIRECT ENCOURAGEMENT FACTOR

Multi-tier

 

The higher the value, the more orders that are encouraged to go direct. A number below 1.0 discourages direct shipments and a number above 1.0 encourages direct shipments. A value of 0 causes the system to choose only orders that can go direct. A high value, such as 100, causes the system to send direct every order than can go direct.

DYNPOL DIRECT PRORATING FACTOR

Multi-tier

 

The default is 0.75. It represents the expected utilization of the typical direct TL shipment using the largest typically available equipment. For example, the default of 0.75 means that the typical direct TL shipments fill 75% of the largest typically available equipment. This amount is used to estimate the TYL cost for an individual order bundle. The value for this property should be between 0 and 1.0, although a very small value is somewhat meaningless.

DYNPOL DISTANCE MODE

Multi-tier

 

The default is "TL". This parameter indicates which rate transport mode represents they typical distance-based rate for a large truckload shipment.

DYNPOL MAX CAPACITY WEIGHT

Multi-tier

 

This property represents the weight capacity of the largest equipment that is typically availably. If the parameter is set to NULL, the logic checks for the largest equipment available on each order bundle's lane.

DYNPOL MAX POOL CAPACITY WEIGHT

Multi-tier

 

This parameter is the same as DYNPOL MAX CAPACITY WEIGHT except that it overrides the other only for prorated cost calculations for shipments going into a pool.

DYNPOL POOL PRORATING FACTOR

Multi-tier

 

The default is 0.75. It represents the expected utilization of the typical linehaul-into-pool TL shipment using the largest typically available equipment. For example the default of 0.75 means that the typical linehaul-into-pool TL shipments fill 75% of the largest typically available equipment. This amount is used to estimate the TL cost for an individual order bundle. The value for this property should be between 0 and 1.0, although a very small value is somewhat meaningless.

DYNPOL SKIP DYNAMIC POOL STEP

Multi-tier

 

If set to True, the system will not select pools for order bundles using the dynamic pool selection logic.

DYNPOL SKIP FAVORITE POOL STEP

Multi-tier

 

If set to True, the system will not select pools for order bundles based upon their favorite pools.

DYNPOL SKIP MULTISTOPS DIRECT STEP

Multi-tier

 

If set to True the system will not select order bundles for direct shipments before choosing which pool the order bundles will go through.

FAVOR HIGH DEFICIT SERVICE PROVIDER IN TRANS OPT

Service Provider Assignment

 

When this parameter is TRUE the Build Shipments actions (Build on Primary Leg, Direct, and Multistop) will choose a carrier that has the most deficits.

When this parameter is FALSE the system chooses a carrier that has a deficit but will assign the least cost carrier amongst all the deficit carriers.

  • Bulk plan is not affected by this parameter.

FIND FLIGHTS NUM OF DAYS AFTER CURRENT ARRIVAL

Service Time

 

When a user attempts to change a flight on a shipment, this value indicates the number of days after the flight's current scheduled arrival for which available flights will be displayed.

FIND FLIGHTS NUM OF DAYS BEFORE CURRENT DEPARTURE

Service Time

 

When a user attempts to change a flight on a shipment, this value indicates the number of days prior to the flight's current scheduled departure for which available flights will be displayed.

FIND ITINERARY RULE SET

General

5.5.04 (was a property prior)

Configures the default itinerary rule set.

FIND RATE OFFERING RULE SET

General

5.5.04 (was a property prior)

Configures the default rate offering rule set.

FIND RATE RECORD RULE SET

General

5.5.04 (was a property prior)

Configures the default rate record rule set.

FULL SHIPMENT CAPACITY PERCENTAGE THRESHOLD

Shipment Planning

 

Indicates full shipment capacity percentage threshold used in the multi-stop algorithm. Shipments exceeding this value are not considered for multi-stop optimization.

GENERIC ESTIMATION RATE SERVICE ID

Bulk Plan

 

Contains the rate service ID that estimates the time from consolidation pool to destination, so we can calculate the time window at the consolidation pool to allow bundling to the consolidation pool.

cross-dock to destination  transit time estimation also uses this.

GET TIME ZONE FROM PLANFROM AND PLANTO LOCATIONS

Bulk Plan

 

When set to False, OTM considers early/late pickup/delivery dates to be in the time zones of the source and destination locations, even if Plan From and/or Plan To locations are used.

Default is true.

GLOBAL MAX CARRIERS

Sourcing

 

The total number of service providers that can be awarded in the solution for the bid round. Specified as a integer number and, if not specified, defaults to the total number of participating carriers.
OTM interprets zero as unlimited.

GLOBAL MAX PERCENT AWARD

Sourcing

 

The total business that can be awarded to a service provider as a percentage of the total number of shipments that were bid out on the bid round. Specified in percentage and, if not specified, the value defaults to 100.

GLOBAL MIN CARRIERS

Sourcing

 

The number of participating carriers that have to be awarded in the solution is specified through this parameter. Specified as a integer number and, if not specified, defaults to 0.

GLOBAL MIN PERCENT AWARD

Sourcing

 

The minimum business as a percentage of the total number of shipments that were bid out on the bid round, that has to be awarded to a service provider if any of its bid is awarded. Specified in percentage and, if not specified, the value defaults to 0.

HOLD AS LATE AS POSSIBLE

Service Time

 

If this parameter is marked (true), then the latest departure is equal to the earliest of the late pickup dates of the orders on a shipment.  The start time of the shipment is adjusted backwards from the latest departure until a feasible start time is found.

If this parameter is not marked (false), then the earliest departure is equal to the latest of the early pickup dates of the orders on a shipment.  The start time of the shipment is adjusted forwards from the earliest departure until a feasible start time is found.

IGNORE SAW CAPACITY AND COMMITMENT

Shipment Planning

5.5.04

Allows you to specify whether shipment as work (SAW) shipments should use capacity and carrier commitment resources or not.

If set to true, SAW shipments will not go through the capacity and carrier commitment logic when being uploaded. No capacity or carrier commitment usage will be assigned or modified. If there is no capacity or carrier commitment, the SAW shipment will not be affected and will still be assigned the correct service provider and rated appropriately.

The default is FALSE "do not ignore".

INSTANCE COMPLETION DISCOUNT PERCENT

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

5.504 (was a property prior)

The costing of each option within the algorithm reduces the cost of any option which represents a fully utilized route instance.

This parameter influences the amount of cost reduction that is given to options that complete an instance. The default is 10.0. The maximum value is 100.

This reduces the cost of any option that represents a fully utilized route instance by 10% within the cooperative routing optimizer.

Note: Setting this to a negative value gives priority to leaving instances incomplete, instead of trying to complete them.

JOB CONSOLIDATION TYPE

Brokerage and Forwarding

 

The selected consolidation type will be placed on the job created by the Book with Internal NVOCC action.

LOAD CONFIG 3D PLACEMENT ALGORITHM TYPE

Container Optimization

 

This controls the way the truck is loaded. For example, 1 tries to load the width of the trailer first, height next, and last, the length of the trailer. This is helpful in minimizing the floor space effectively. The following values are valid:

1 - WIDTH, HEIGHT, LENGTH

2 - WIDTH, LENGTH, HEIGHT

3 - HEIGHT, WIDTH, LENGTH

4 - HEIGHT, LENGTH, WIDTH

5 -  LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT

6 -  LENGTH, HEIGHT, WIDTH

Other values - mix across all of the above. Note that this takes a lot more run time This is not advisable with a lot of pieces.

LOAD CONFIG ENGINE TYPE

Container Optimization

 

This determines the engine type used for load configuration. The valid values are: 3D Placement, Pattern Based, Pattern Based Optimize, Volume Estimation and No Load Config. Along with this parameter, the parameter LOAD CONFIG VOLUME THRESHOLD needs to be set to at least a small value for ANY load configuration engine to kick in. Else load configuration is skipped.

LOAD CONFIG IS SWAP ALGORITHM USED

Container Optimization

 

If set to True, it goes through a few number of algorithms. This is advisable if there are many pieces. Valid values are True and False.

LOAD CONFIG KEEPS LIKE ITEMS TOGETHER

Container Optimization

 

This controls if load configuration will keep like items together or not. Valid values are True and False.

LOAD CONFIG MULTISTOP MIXING RULE

Container Optimization

 

The valid values are:

0 - NO MIXING ALLOWED - No widthwise mixing of units from different stops is allowed.

1- WIDTHWISE MIXING ALLOWED - Units from different stops is allowed.

2 - WIDTHWISE AND STACKING MIXING ALLOWED - Units from different stops can be stacked on each other. Units loaded earlier cannot stack on top of units loaded later.

LOAD CONFIG MULTISTOP RELOAD TYPE

Container Optimization

 

This is used in multistop shipment builder. The options are "RELOAD CONFIG AT EACH ITERATION" and "RELOAD CONFIG AT END OF PROCESS" (default).

This will go through load configuration at the end of the process unless the volume utilization (total rolling volume/remaining capacity of equipment) of ship units being placed in the equipment is more than the volume threshold. Note that it will always go through load configuration at the end if LOAD CONFIG ENGINE TYPE is either 3D PLACEMENT, PATTERN BASED or PATTERN BASED OPTIMIZE.

LOAD CONFIG PERCENT IMPROVEMENT

Container Optimization

 

The algorithm returns the best solution so far as soon as the improvement over the last few iterations (controlled by the LoadConfigIterationNumForPctImprovement property) is less then this value.

Valid values are 0-100.

LOAD CONFIG STACKING HEIGHT DIFF TOLERANCE

Container Optimization

 

The allowable height difference between two different loading units when loaded next to each other in the same column.

LOAD CONFIG VOLUME THRESHOLD

Container Optimization

 

This is the percentage that specifies the weight and volume thresholds for invoking the load configuration module. The valid range is 0 to 100. Along with the load configuration engine type, this parameter needs to be set to a medium value for ANY load configuration engine to start, else load configuration is skipped. The default is 50.

  • With multistop reload type = 2, it is possible that if volume threshold is high, it can cause the final shipment to be infeasible because it skips load configuration at the end of every iteration when the load is infeasible. By setting a lower Volume Threshold, this can be minimized.

LOCAL MAX CARRIERS

Sourcing

 

The total number of service providers that can be awarded on a lane. Specified as a integer number and, if not specified, defaults to the total number of participating carriers. OTM interprets zero as unlimited.

LOCAL MAX PERCENT AWARD

Sourcing

 

The total business that can be awarded to a service provider as a percentage of the total number of shipments on the bid lane. Specified in percentage and, if not specified, the value defaults to 100.

LOCAL MIN CARRIERS

Sourcing

 

The number of participating carriers that have to be awarded on the lane. Specified as a integer number and if not specified defaults to 0. If number of carriers that have bid on the lane is less than the specified value for this parameter, then the local minimum number of carriers will default to the number of carriers that have bid on the lane.

LOCAL MIN PERCENT AWARD

Sourcing

 

The minimum business as a percentage of the total number of shipments on the bid lane, that has to be awarded to a service provider if its bid on the lane is awarded. Specified in percentage and if not specified the value defaults to 0.

LOCATION CAPACITY OPTIMIZER MAX RUNTIME

Location Capacity

 

The maximum run time of the optimization process in the bulk plan. Setting trekemeiers@gogowwv.comhis parameter overrides the value of the Problem Timeout field on the planning task.

LOCATION CAPACITY OPTIMIZER PERCENTAGE TOLERANCE

Location Capacity

 

The logic looks at the tolerance percentage; for example, x% means that the final solution chosen would at most x% away from the optimal. Setting this parameter overrides the value of the Problem Optimality %field on the planning task.

LOCATION CAPACITY OPTIMIZER TIME SPAN

Location Capacity

 

This is the time span or horizon for which different shipment start times are tried. It is only used if the Check Location Capacity parameter is set to TRUE.

LOCATION CAPACITY OPTIMIZER TIME STEP

Location Capacity

 

This is the time step durations between each shipment start time trials. It is only used if the Check Location Capacity parameter is set to TRUE.

LTL SPLIT CAPACITY TYPE

Bulk Plan

5.5.04 (was a property prior)

The Split Capacity Type for LTL (less-than-truckload) split functionality is specified in this parameter. The default value is VOLUME.

With LTL splitting, the orders are split and combined with other orders to achieve higher equipment utilization.

LTL SPLIT ONLY USE EQUIPMENT ON SHIPMENTS

Bulk Plan

5.5.03

When set to TRUE, the system only considers the equipment on the From and To shipment for the LTL split. See also the LTL Split Configuration topic.

LTL SPLIT PACKING METHOD

Bulk Plan

5.5.03

Controls which packing algorithm to use while packing equipment for an LTL split.

1. Dynamic Programming

2. Quick Packing

If you enter a number other than the ones listed here, they system acts as if you had entered a 1. See also the LTL Split Configuration topic.

MANUAL VAT ROUNDING ADJUSTMENT ON

Settlement

 

Enables acceptable rounding errors to be adjusted.

MANUAL VAT ROUNDING THRESHOLD

Settlement

 

Allows configuring an acceptable rounding error threshold for validation.

MAX BUNDLE OVERLAP TOLERANCE

Bulk Plan

 

Use this parameter to specify the maximum amount of overlap allowed. OTM will select the earlier of the two dates as the new consolidated dates. So assuming a time window overlap setting of at least 30 minutes, the consolidated delivery window for the example above would be:

    Order                            Early Delivery                     Late Delivery

    Combined Orders         10:15 Australia/Adelaide    11:00 Australia/Adelaide

This time is computed by adding the tolerance to both sides of each window and then taking the overlap. We will only pad the windows if the absolute windows do not overlap.

MAX CELL NUM FOR DEST HAS FIXED ORDER

Wave Management

 

The maximum number of wave cells a delivery can be assigned to in a schedule if the delivery location does not have any wave order types of Fixed (such as Semi-Fixed or Dynamic).

MAX CELL NUM FOR DEST NOT HAVE FIXED ORDER

Wave Management

 

This value indicates the maximum number of wave cells a delivery location can be assigned to in a schedule if the delivery location has at least one Fixed wave order type.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF COMPARTMENTS PER BUNDLE

Bulk Plan

 

A numeric value for the maximum number of compartments OTM plans in a single order bundle.

MAXIMUM VOLUME PER BUNDLE

Order Management

 

A numeric value for the maximum volume for orders OTM uses for a single bundle.

MAXIMUM WEIGHT PER BUNDLE

Order Management

 

A numeric value for the highest weight allowed for a single order bundle.

MAX MIX ALLOWED PER ORDER RELEASE

Order Management

 

Limits how many times you can build and mix with other orders, regardless of the number of full containers.

MAX NUM DAYS TO TRY SERVICE TIME ESTIMATION

Service Time

 

OTM evaluates service time for each individual leg (before evaluating all legs together), and exclude options that would never be feasible. This helps multi-leg scenarios because it excludes options that will obviously not work BEFORE those options are evaluated in the large matrix of shipping combinations.  OTM also uses the minimum transit time from the previous leg when estimating the end time of the next leg (instead of average transit time). This logic is controlled by the OTM properties file:  glog.business.shipment.estimateServiceTime=TRUE and should only be used in multi-leg planning scenarios.

This parameter indicates the maximum number of days out to run the service time estimation (to prevent estimating orders that are certain to be feasible).

MAX NUM OF ITINERARY LOCATION COMBINATIONS

Bulk Plan

 

A numeric value for the largest number of locations that OTM can use when planning multi-leg shipments. Shipments that travel over large areas may have hundreds or thousands of possible solutions. Entering a value limits the number of solutions.

MAX NUM REPLAN

Bulk Plan

 

Specifies the number of times re-planning is permitted when failures occur during the bulk plan process.

MAX NUMBER OF RATE OFFERINGS FOR SPLIT ORDER

Shipment Planning

5.5.04 (was a property prior)

This parameter is checked only if "Allow Different Rate Offerings For Split Orders" parameter is true. If "Max Number Of Rate Offerings For Split Order" is set to 3, it means OTM allows different rate offerings but limits the number to only 3 (3 cheapest ones). The two settings below mean the same thing:
1. AllowDifferentRateOfferingsForSplitOrders = false
2. AllowDifferentRateOfferingsForSplitOrders = true and Max Number Of Rate Offerings For Split Order = 1

The default is 3.

MAX NUM SHIPMENTS TRIED WHEN INSERT ORDER

Shipment Planning

 

This is the maximum number of shipments OTM evaluates when you try to insert an order on a shipment using the Insert Order agent action.

MILESTONE ERROR SEVERITY

Bulk Plan

 

Determines the minimum severity of bulk plan milestone errors for database collection. Bulkplan milestone errors are collected if the severity is at least the value you specify here. Values are: WARNING, ERROR, EXCEPTION, and NONE.

MIN BUNDLING TIME WINDOW AFTER CURRENT TIME

Order Management

 

When building a shipment, the early pickup date/time on the order is used by default. If the early pickup date/time is not valued, we use current time.  Current time by itself will not work if the shipment start time is in the past by the time you tender the shipment to a carrier.  To handle this issue, use this parameter to take current time + the value of this parameter to use as the planned start time of a shipment. For instance if the value was 2 hours and you run build shipments at 3:45 p.m., the planned start time of the shipment would be 5:45 p.m.

MIN INBOUND UNLOAD TIME AT XDOCK

Bulk Plan

5.5.04 (was in a couple roll-ups prior)

Indicates the minimum time needed for unloading at the cross-dock.

This is used only when the parameter "MULTISTOP FAVOR SAME DOWNSTREAM SHIPMENT" is set to true. The default is 0.

MINIMIZE WAIT TIME AT DECONSOL POOLS

Service Time

5.5.04 (was a property prior)

Gives you control over whether to minimize the wait time at a deconsolidation pool. With this set to FALSE, the shipment should start at the early pick up date if there are no other constraints.

Default = TRUE

MINIMIZE WAIT TIME IN SERVICE TIME CALCULATION

Service Time

 

Use this parameter to have OTM look for opportunities to  minimize the wait time on a shipment by potentially adjusting start time or other variables depending on the constraints defined on rates, etc. By default, this parameter is off which may result in sub-optimal, time feasible shipments depending on the details of the shipment.

MINIMUM ORDERS FOR MILESTONE COLLECTION

Bulk Plan

 

The minimum number of orders needed for milestone collection. If you set this parameter to 0 then no milestones are collected.

MINIMUM TIME BETWEEN MILESTONE UPDATES

Bulk Plan

 

The minimum amount of time between milestone progress updates.

MODE PROFILE ID FOR CARRIER COMMITMENT

Service Provider Assignment

 

This parameter holds mode profiles. Any carrier commitments are limited to the modes defined by this parameter.

For example, if you bulk plan an order for the mode of TL and this parameter has TL defined in it, then if there is a carrier commitment for the lane, then that carrier commitment will be used. However if you bulk plan an order with a mode of LTL and the parameter only has TL in it, then all valid carriers will be considered for this shipment, not just the carrier with the carrier commitment.

MULTISTOP CONFIG ID

Multistop

 

This determines which configuration to use for multistop. The configurations are defined in Logic Configuration. The configuration is a collection of related parameters and algorithms used by planning logic. It can handle different scenarios and be shared by different parameter sets.

MULTISTOP POOL LINEHAUL SHIPMENT WITH DIRECT

Multi-tier

 

Use this parameter to specify if OTM should try to multi-stop the line haul shipment to a deconsolidation pool (or from a consolidation pool) with the direct/multi-stop shipments to make it cost effective.  

If the value is marked (true), then this parameter looks to the BUILD DIRECT SHIPMENT OPTION FOR BULK PLAN to continue processing (which varies slightly when used with the MULTISTOP POOL LINEHAUL SHIPMENT WITH DIRECT parameter).

If the value is not marked, OTM will not try to multi-stop the line haul shipment to a pool.

MULTISTOP POOL LINEHAUL WITH DIRECT ALL AT ONCE

Multi-tier

5.5.03

When set to True, the pool cross-dock skips steps regardless of the settings of  the following:

  • BUILD DIRECT SHIPMENT OPTION FOR BULK PLAN

  • MULTISTOP POOL LINEHAUL SHIPMENT WITH DIRECT

  • SEGMENT MULTISTOP SHIPMENTS BY POOLS.

Following are the steps that are skipped:

1-multistop linehaul shipments to deconsolidation pool

2: multistop direct shipments

3: multistop direct multistop shipments with linehauls shipment to deconsol pools

4: out of cross-dock, multistop linehaul shipments to deconsolidation pool

5: multistop direct shipment from cross-dock

6: multistop cross-dock outbound direct multistop shipment with cross-dock outbound line haul shipments to deconsolidation pool
 

Instead, it performs the following:

1: multistop direct shipments and linehaul shipment to deconsol pools all at once

2: when there is cross-dock involved, multistop cross-dock outbound direct shipments with cross-dock outbound linehaul shipments to deconsol pool at once.

The default is False and the behavior is the same as it has been.

MULTISTOP XDOCK INBOUND AFTER OUTBOUND COMPLETE

Multistop

5.5.04 (was in a couple roll-ups prior)

When set to true, cross-dock inbound consolidation is performed after cross-dock outbound planning is complete.

The default is false.

MULTISTOP XDOCK INBOUND SHIPMENT WITH DIRECT

Multi-tier

 

Use this parameter if OTM should try to multi-stop the shipments to/from a cross-dock with the direct/multi-stop shipments to make it cost effective.

If the value is marked (true), then this parameter looks to the BUILD DIRECT SHIPMENT OPTION FOR BULK PLAN to continue processing (which varies slightly when used with the MULTISTOP XDOCK INBOUND SHIPMENT WITH DIRECT parameter).

If the value is not marked, OTM will not try to multi-stop cross-dock shipments with direct shipments.

NUM OF RERUNS FOR BSPL AGENT ACTION

Shipment Planning

 

For orders that are brought into OTM through integration,you may have the Build Shipment On Primary Leg (BSPL) action triggered for each order inserted into OTM. If both BSPL processes try to put an order on the same consol shipment, one process may be locked out by another and the order will fail to plan. To solve this problem, you can rerun the BSPL agent action multiple times by setting this parameter. In between 2 runs, the process will wait 1 second to reduce the possibility of the other process still holding the lock on that consol shipment.

The default is 0,which means do not rerun if first time fails.

Note that this parameter only applies to the agent action, not to BSPL action run from the user interface.

NUMBER OF COLUMN GENERATION ITERATIONS

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

5.5.04 (was a property prior)

This property determines the maximum number of iterations allowed by the route execution column generation solver. The default value is 20.

Increasing the value could improve solution quality, but may increase runtime. Decreasing the value would have the opposite effect.

NVOCC BOOKING REFERENCE

Brokerage and Forwarding

 

This parameter controls if the BN Reference Number should be copied to the sell shipment or the order release job. The BN reference number will be the order movement job.

OPTIMIZE POOL BY NUM OF ORDERS

Multi-tier

 

For use with Consolidation Pool, Y instructs OTM to use the number of orders going through the pool when selecting the best pool that has the highest capacity. N instructs OTM to use the maximum weight/volume going through the pool when selecting the best pool that has the highest capacity.

ORDER BASE BUNDLING RULE SET

General

5.5.04 (was a property prior)

Configures the default order base bundling rule set.

ORDER BASE COPY TOTAL WEIGHT VOLUME

General

5.5.04

Determines if the Total Weight and Volume are copied from the Line when creating a new release instruction. The default is false. If True, the Total Weight and Total Volume fields display on the Order Base Line Release Instruction. If false, they are hidden.

ORDER RELEASE BUNDLING RULE SET

General

5.5.04 (was a property prior)

Configures the default order release bundling rule set.

ORDER SERVICE TEMPLATE OBJECT NAMES

Brokerage and Forwarding

 

This is used with services to indicate how to handle grids and which grids get applied when applying templates to orders. If this parameter does not exist, all objects on the service templates will be applied to the original order based on the service copy rule defined on the Buyer manager. If the parameter exists, for all services, only these objects will be applied to the original order. For example, you could specify: ORDER_RELEASE, ORDER_RELEASE_ACCESSORIAL and ORDER_RELEASE_SPECIAL_SERVICE. If you are adding more than one, separate the values with commas. The valid values are child table names.

Note: This also applies to the leg constraint. Since leg constraint is a grid table, you need to add ORDER_RELEASE_LEG_CONSTRAINT to the property for it to be copied over to the original order release.

PAPER WORK TIME AFTER BATCH END

Collaboration

 

After a truck is loaded in its last batch, the amount of time needed to complete paperwork before the truck can be picked up.

Additionally, this is used with tender lead times on rate offerings. The paperwork time is added to the tender lead time and that time is compared to the shipment start time.

PERFORM COST BASED POOL/XDOCK SELECTION

Multi-tier

 

This parameter controls whether RULE_BASED or COST_BASED pool/cross-dock planning is performed. Set this to True to perform Cost Based poll and cross-dock planning.

PERFORM POOL SWAPPING

Multi-tier

 

If the value is marked (true), OTM will try to swap a pool shipment for a multi-stop shipment if it is cost effective. This applies for both consolidation and deconsolidation pools.

If the value is not marked (false), OTM will not swap pool shipments for multi-stop shipments.

PLANNING GROUP THAT RUN XDOCK POST LTL SPLIT

Multi-tier

 

Use this parameter to control whether orders can be split/consolidated by different ship units beyond one truckload. Use this to allow OTM to consider splitting a shipment by different ship units but it does not split an actual ship unit.

Assign the planning groups to control this processing. The same planning group should also be assigned to the orders that will be planned into the cross-dock.  

After the standard cross-dock planning process completes, the following post LTL split-consolidation process is run.

  • Identify all cross-dock shipments and collect all cross-dock inbound shipments. For each inbound shipment, find its outbound shipments and based on the start time of each outbound shipment and the handling time for the inbound/outbound, set the latest arrival time on the inbound shipment, i.e., do not violate the outbound shipments start time.

  • Consolidate the inbound shipments.

LTL split-consolidate process (allow only one split for each shipment).

1. Sort all the shipments in ascending weight/volume order.

2. Choose the least weighted shipment and try to split as much as possible by ship unit and put the split portion on the second least weighted shipment that has the same source/destination (and also feasible). Put the leftover portion on the shipment in the sorted list that has the most weight/volume, same source and destination, but still have the space for the leftover portion. Always keep the original shipments on the consolidated shipments.

If such a split can not happen, exit the process.

3. Take out the split shipment from the sorted list. Go to step 1

  • Add consolidated inbound shipments and recalculate their handling shipments.

  • Collect all cross-dock outbound shipments. For each outbound shipment, find its handling shipments and based on the end time of each handling shipment set the earliest start time on the outbound shipment.

  • Add consolidated outbound shipments and recalculate their handling shipments.

PLAN SHIPMENT ON ROUTE INSTANCE

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

 

When this is set to True, planning will try to match and assign direct shipments to route instances in bulk plan and build direct shipment. The default is False.

PLAN SHIPMENTS WITH CARRIER COMMITMENT

Service Provider Assignment

 

If this parameter is false, commitments will have no impact on selecting carriers in planning. However, commitment usage will be tracked regardless of the value of this parameter.

PLAN THRU POOL BEFORE XDOCK

Multi-tier

 

Use this parameter to specify whether you want OTM to plan through a pool before a cross-dock.

When the value is marked (true), OTM will try to plan the orders through the pool first, and then try to plan through the cross-dock.

If not marked (false), OTM will try to plan the orders through the cross-dock first, and then try to plan through the pool.

PREFER XDOCK SHIPMENTS THAN DIRECT SHIPMENTS

Multi-tier

 

The Value check box indicates that you want OTM to build shipments that go through the cross-dock whenever possible. OTM uses more planning solutions that include the cross-dock. If you do not mark the Value check box the system builds shipments that travel direct whenever possible.

PROC_DEFAULT_BID_GID

Sourcing

 

 

This refers to a Bid that will be used as a template for populating Pre Bids. Note that users must change the default value of DEFAULT to a valid Bid ID.

PROC_FLAT_BIDS_ONLY

Sourcing

 

 

Indicates if only flat bids are permitted. I.e. variable bids will be rejected.

PROC_IS_MAX_PCT_LOADS_EDITABLE

Sourcing

 

 

Indicates if changes are allowed to the MAX_PCT_LOADS_REQUESTED field.

PROC_IS_MIN_PCT_LOADS_EDITABLE

 

Sourcing

 

 

Indicates if changes are allowed to the MIN_PCT_LOADS_REQUESTED field

PROCUREMENT SOLVER MAXTIME

Sourcing

 

This value represents the maximum number of seconds the procurement solver should run.  A value of zero means that the time is unlimited

PROCUREMENT SOLVER PERCENT OPTIMAL

Sourcing

 

This value controls how close to optimal the solution should be.  The value must fall between 0 and 100.

PROVINCIAL VAT CONFIGURATION ID

Settlement

 

This allows you to specify the Provincial VAT configuration to be used. parameter must point to a valid Provincial VAT Configuration. Within the configuration, you have to reference the following setup data:

" Province Code Profiles to accommodate the various combinations of Source and Destination provinces that apply.

" VAT Codes in Vat Code Ordered sets to indicate which VAT codes to apply in sequence when the logic determines a qualifying source and destination province profile pair.

" Province Source for cases when the logic has to determine something for a particular province such as the service provider's provincial registration number. This specifies where to obtain that province.

QUOTE USES RIQ ROUTE

Brokerage and Forwarding

 

If true, the Customer Order page lists valid rates by itinerary. Compare to find route and rates in the rates wizard. If false, the Customer Order page lists all rates that match your criteria. Compare to find rates in the rates wizard.

RATING ENGINE ALWAYS CALCULATES TIERED RATES

Rates

5.5.04

Causes the rating engine to cost a shipment as if it had happened in the applicable time period. Doing so causes the rating engine to return rates with tiered costs even when the shipment has not yet been finalized into the time period.

The default is False.

RATING ENGINE STORES DETAILED COST INFORMATION

Rates

 

If true, OTM stores a breakdown of the calculations for each individual shipment cost type and displays the results on the Financial tab of the Shipment Manager and the Rate Inquiry Results page.

RECALC ORDER LATEST EST DELIVERY DATES

Order Management

5.5.04

This indicates if the recalculate Order Release's Latest Estimate Delivery Date is needed. The default is False.

RELEASING_QUAL

Order Management

 

This parameter controls the default releasing value for auto-generated release instructions for line items only (ship units are always released base on the Number Ship Units). An auto-generated release instruction is one that is created when you activate the Shippable flag. This parameter is also used if you use the Release Remaining Order Amount or Release Total Amount actions in the Order Base Line Item Manager.

Valid values are WEIGHT, VOLUME, FUNDAMENTAL (same as Item Count).

RERATE ALL SHIPMENTS AFTER BULK PLAN

Bulk Plan

 

If set to true, all shipments are re-rated after the bulk plan process is complete. Works in conjunction with the Active check box on a rate offering.

RIQ HAZMAT SPECIAL SERVICE CODE

Rates

 

Holds the Special Service Code that should be used when the user selects the Hazardous Cargo requirement on the International RIQ page.

RIQ RATE EXPIRE NUM DAYS

Brokerage and Forwarding

 

On the International RIQ results page, if any of the rate options expire in less than the number of days defined here, then it will be flagged as such on the page.

RIQ ROUTE ITINERARY RULE SET

General

5.5.04 (was a property prior)

Configures the default rate inquiry route itinerary rule set.

ROUTE EXECUTION ALLOW MULTISTOP SHIPMENTS

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

5.5.03

If set to True, multistop shipments can be assigned to route instances.

The default is False.

ROUTE EXECUTION DEADHEAD RATE DISTANCE ID

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

 

Used to calculate the deadhead distance if using cooperative routing

The default is "LOOK UP ELSE ESTIMATE.

ROUTE EXECUTION DEADHEAD RATE SERVICE ID

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

 

Used to calculate the rate service on deadhead distance if using cooperative routing.

The default is TL-SIM.

ROUTE EXECUTION EMPTY DISTANCE COST

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

 

This allows you to define the deadhead distance cost for route execution.

  • This cost is not saved in the system and is only used for determining how shipments are assigned to routes.

The default is 0.1.

ROUTE EXECUTION EMPTY TRANSIT TIME COST

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

5.5.03

This parameter is a per-minute planning cost for time between shipments on consecutive route instance legs.

  • This cost is not saved in the system and is only used for determining how shipments are assigned to routes.

The default is 0.

ROUTE EXECUTION INSTANCE MAX DURATION

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

5.5.03

If the parameter is not 0, the it constrains the route instance assignments based on the time of the shipment on the first leg and on the last leg. The constrained value is the time between the first stop on the first leg of the shipment and the last stop on the last leg. The bulk plan results adhere to this parameter if the MINIMIZE WAIT TIME IN SERVICE TIME CALCULATION parameter is activated.

The default is 0, which means this constraint is ignored.

ROUTE EXECUTION SEARCH WINDOW DAYS

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

 

This parameter indicates how far on either side the logic will search for instances or shipments. In the bulk plan, this is used to determine which instances to look for. (i.e., if the cooperative routing shipment for the order would start on 11/15, and if this parameter is set to 3, then the logic will try to match to instances that are active any time between 11/12 and 11/18). In the Route Instance Leg action "Assign Shipments" in Find Potential Shipments, this is used to determine which shipments to look for. (i.e., if the route instance leg has a departure window of 11/15 2:00 - 5:00, then the logic will consider all shipments that begin between 11/12 2:00 and 11/18 5:00.)

RUN HAZMAT QUALIFICATION PROCESS

Shipment Planning

 

The Hazmat Qualification Process  looks up each line item on a new shipment in the hazmat tables and assigns the corresponding hazmat_item_gid to the shipment ship unit line. The hazardous classification of an item is determined using the packaged item, the hazmat region from the itinerary, the transportation mode of the shipment, and the packaging type from the packaged item.

RUN TRAILER BUILD IN BULK PLAN

Bulk Plan

 

When set to TRUE, OTM will keep the trailer build functionality separate from the bulk trailer build functionality.

The default is set to TRUE for backwards compatibility, and allows you to run the trailer build functionality against a group of shipments that have already been bulk planned. If you intend to use the bulk trailer build functionality, however, this parameter must be set to FALSE.

SAME COST PER CARRIER FOR SPLIT ORDER

Shipment Planning

5.5.04 (was a property prior)

Default: false.

When this is true, each carrier has the same cost for all shipments on an split order regardless of the equipment option and/or weight/volume on each shipment. This parameter simplifies the optimization process of selecting service providers.

SEGMENT MULTISTOP SHIPMENTS BY POOLS

Multi-tier

 

If you use the setting of FALSE, all shipments are sent into multi-stop at once. If you set it to TRUE each shipment goes through each pool into multi-stop separately.

SET FIXED STOP TIME ON NEW SHIPMENTS

Shipment Planning

 

When the parameter is set to true, for each planned shipment, go through each stop, if this stop is pickup/deliver any order at the order's source/destination (for example, this stop is some order's source or destination), OTM will set this stop's time to be fixed.

SET LAST STOP TO 99

Shipment Planning

 

Flag indicating whether to set the last stop number to 99 for the shipment stop sequence numbers of the shipment produced from the planning engine. The beginning number is set to 1, so setting the last stop number to 99 enables subsequent feeds to OTM for interim stop information to be inserted after the original shipment.

SET PAYMENT TERMS ON BUILT SHIPMENTS

Settlement

 

Defines if the build shipment process should copy the payment terms from the order release or itinerary leg to the resulting shipment (Financials tab).

SET SHIPMENT STOP TIMES USING EARLY PICKUP

Service Time

 

Use this parameter to set the shipment stop arrival/departure date/time on all shipment stops for planned, estimated, and actual dates/times using the order release early pickup date/time.

SHIPMENT ETA RATE DISTANCE GID

Collaboration

 

This parameter determines the type of distance calculation used when OTM is estimating the arrival time based on receipt of an actual stop time for a shipment which has not been assigned a rate offering.

SHORT CIRCUIT LEG

Multi-tier

 

If set to true, when planning the order on an itinerary, OTM will start with the leg whose pervious legs destination matches the orders Plan From Location and only plan up to the leg whose destination matched the orders Plan To location.

  • Order will specify in the Plan From/To locations from which point and up to which point on the Itinerary it needs to be planned.

  • When matching to the Itinerary, Order source/destination will be used to match to the Itinerary source/destination regions.

  • When planning shipment for the order on its legs, OTM will check to see if the Plan From/To locations match any of the intermediate nodes of the Itinerary and, if so, only plan it on the intervening legs.

SOLUTION IMPROVE CONFIG ID

Bulk Plan

 

This parameter allows you configure a Solution Improvement Configuration ID that controls whether OTM evaluates the shipments created from a bulk plan run for opportunities to improve solution quality, specifically, to reduce cost.

SPOT BID RESPONSE TIME BEFORE SHIPMENT START

Collaboration

 

This parameter determines the cutoff time for spot bid responses based on the start time of the shipment.

TRY MULTIPLE EQUIPMENT IF CAPACITY IS IDENTICAL

Bulk Plan

 

Indicates whether  different equipment can substituted when planning a shipment if the capacity for both types of equipment is the same. Enter Y to allow equipment substitution; otherwise, enter N.

USE DYNAMIC POOL SELECTION

Multi-tier

 

If set to True, the dynamic pool selection logic will be used in bulk planning.

USE ORDER SERVPROV IF ORDER SELL SERVPROV NULL

Order Management

 

If this parameter is set to True and the sell side service provider is null, the buy side service provider on the order release will be copied to the sell side service provider. This applies to the buy and sell service provider in the same manner.

USE RATE PREFERENCE

Bulk Plan

 

The USE RATE PREFERENCE parameter has OTM use your defined Rate Preferences when building shipments. If you do not set the parameter, OTM will disregard your Rate Preference definitions. Preferred rates will not be checked in international rate inquiry when parameter is set to false.

The three rate preference parameters are:

  • 0. No Rate Preferences

  • 1. Preferred Only - will only select available preferred service providers. Non-preferred service providers will not be considered.

  • 2. Preferred if Available - will select the best from the preferred service providers if any are available. If there are none available, then it selects an available non-preferred service provider. Non-preferred rates will be included in case the preferred rates in any given transport mode is later found to be infeasible for whatever reason.

VALIDATE EQUIPMENT BY RATES

Bulk Plan

5.5.04 (was a property prior)

Default value is TRUE. If the value is set to true, after equipment groups are selected from orders, leg and locations, they will be further validated by rates before calling container optimization. That is, equipment groups without rates will be disregarded and will not be sent to container optimization.

Set it to false to disable the validation process to improve performance.

VAT CONFIGURATION ID

Settlement

 

A VAT CONFIGURATION ID is required in order to calculate European VAT.

VERBOSE ROUTE EXECUTION SHORTEST PATH LOGGING ON

Cooperative Route Planning and Execution

5.5.04

Determines whether shortest path logic will log in detail during the Route Execution column generation.

  • This can generate so much logging that it can potentially bring down OTM.

VOUCHER VAT TAX TYPE

Settlement

 

This differentiates between European VAT and provincial. The valid options are:

EURO_VAT

PROVINCIAL