Contract and Rate Management
The Dimensional (Dim) Rate Factor calculates the dimensional weight of a shipment, typically for goods shipped via air or sea. This page is accessed via Contract and Rate Management > Power Data > Rates and Codes.
The weight is calculated as:
Volume of shipment/Dimensional rate factor
OTM always uses the greater of dimensional weight and actual weight. Once you have created a Dim Rate Factor, you can assign it to a Rate Offering or an Order Base.
When that rate offering is attached to a shipment, the volume and weight of the shipment is used with this Dim Rate Factor record to calculate cost.
Use the Dim Factor field to define the number that OTM divides the shipment volume with.
Make sure you calculate your Dim Factor with the unit of measure of the shipment volume and desired DIM weight.
Use a Dim Rate Factor in a Rate Offering
Use a Dim Rate Factor in an Order Base