Shipping is designed to help publishers track vessels, container numbers and arrival dates.
The list will be empty until you start adding information to your system. Your production controllers will probably be responsible for this information as it is most useful to them. In the example below, we've add some fake vessels to show you how the information will be displayed.
On the main list, you can see there will be information about all added shipping vessels: Vessel name and Number, Destination, Container numbers, Shipped Date, Delivery Date. You can search by vessel name, destination name, title or ISBN from the search tab. You can remove a vessel by ticking a box in from of a vessel you want to remove and then click Remove Selected button. You can add a new shipping delivery by clicking Create new tab.
Fill in all the information accordingly. Choose an existing Vessel from the drop-down menu, or click on the ship symbol to type in a new vessel. In the example above, we already clicked on the ship symbol.
Fill in the Destination and Container numbers.
Add Shipped date and Delivery date through the calendar.
Enter any Notes you might have about the shipping delivery.
Now add information about the Book(s) shipped: choose a title from the drop down menu, enter the Quantity, and choose Project from the drop down menu as well as Retailer.
To add another book click Add another title.
When you are finished, click the Create button and your new shipping delivery will be added to the list as shown in the screen shot at the top of this article.
To edit a shipping delivery, click on the vessel name from the list. Enter the changes you want and when you are finished, click on the Update button.
In practise, this part of the system, when accessing it, will show you what your organisation is currently printing and what deliveries are on their way. There is an alternative entry point for adding shipping details to a title.