The final step in shipment processing within Techship is conducting the end of day process for each carrier, also known as manifest processing.
Even though this is usually referred as an "end of day process" it can be performed multiple times in a day, but are normally done prior to the courier arrival for shipment pickup.
Once you manifest, the following information is sent from techShip to your WMS (as long as the WMS supports it) to update the orders' information.
- Service Level
- Tracking number (on both order and package level, this last one if possible to be detected)
- Freight charge
During this process we update the WMS system, notify the carrier of a shipment being ready (optional) and, if supported by the courier, generate a manifest.
The steps for manifesting are straighforward:
Access Finalize Manifest in the Orders dropdown
Select the account you would like to process from the account dropdown
Click Finalize to manifest
Once the Manifest process finishes, if your carrier handles digital manifests, you won't have to print any information.
If your carrier uses paper manifests, a PDF file will be downloaded, which you will have to print and hand over to the driver upon pickup.
NOTE: If you need to reprint a manifest or download the details, you can access Manifests under the Maintenance dropdown.