Bill of lading


A bill of lading is a legal document between the company that ships the items and the carrier. The document accompanies the shipped items, and it serves as a receipt of shipment when the items are delivered to the destination. If you're using warehouse management, you can generate a bill of lading in two ways:

  • Create the report manually by using the Bill of lading page found on Sales and marketing > Sales orders > Order shipping or Warehouse management > Inquiries and reports > Bill of lading.
  • Generate the report from the Load planning workbench in Warehouse management > Loads.

Screenshot of the Load planning workbench page.

If you generate the bill of lading from the Load planning workbench, the load status must be Shipped. If more than one shipment is in the load, a bill of lading is created for each shipment. After a bill of lading has been created, you can make changes to it on the Bill of lading page.

Master bill of lading

If more than one shipment is in the load, you can generate a master bill of lading. The master bill of lading has the same layout and information as a bill of lading but contains the summarized content for all the shipments.

If the Create a master bill of lading when there's more than one shipment on a load option is set to Yes on the Transportation management parameters page, a master bill of lading is automatically generated if you create a bill of lading from the Load planning workbench and there's more than one shipment.

You can also get a list of the bills of lading by selecting Related information > Bill of lading. If you're creating bills of lading manually, you can create a master bill of lading on the Bill of lading page.

Small parcel shipping

This feature is automatically enabled and adds functionality for setting up carrier login credentials if you have an interface with that carrier. From this feature, labels can be printed that are received back from the web service of the carrier. Freight charges and terms can be received back and added to the associated sales order as a miscellaneous charge. These charges are set up at Transportation management > Setup > Carriers > Shipping carriers.

Screenshot of the shipping carriers page.

Screenshot of the miscellaneous charges page.