For most trading partners using EDI, it is typically required that specific codes are used to identify carrier and service level. These codes are usually specific per partner and can be required in multiple fields in a Purchase Order or ASN document.
To make this easier, logicbroker provides a standard set of shipping method mappings. This way when a specific combination of carrier + service level is received it will get mapped to the standard logcbroker shipment code. Then if that code needs to be mapped to the document receiver's specific shipment code it can be customized by setting up the mappings in Shipment Settings.
Retailer/Brand A sends the following codes to identify ship method.
Carrier Code (SCAC): UPSN
Service Level Code: SG
This is supposed to represent UPS Ground (Domestic) ship method.
Retailer/Brand B sends these codes to represent the same UPS Ground (Domestic) ship method.
Carrier Code (SCAC): UPS
Service Level Code: CG
Now when these codes are received logicbroker will automatically map them to their assigned standard class code, in this case it is UPSN-CG.
To utilize the standard shipping methods for your integration, it is always best to map to the ClassCode or ReceiverClassCode field. It is recommended you always map to the ReceiverClassCode as this is the field your custom mappings will be received. ClassCode will always be the logicbroker internal shipment code.
** In EDI the TD505 field on Purchase Order and ASN will always map to the ReceiverClassCode or if not available the ClassCode.
To setup your custom shipment method code mappings, you can navigate to Settings > Shipment Options
Once on the page you can see what shipping methods will be used by your configured partner. Sort by "USED BY PARTNER" to show all the marked check boxes and configure all the standard codes to your custom code. Click on the CUSTOM CODE field noted by the pencil icon, enter your custom value and click away from the field when complete; the field will save automatically.
This will make sure that any codes sent in the shipment in the ClassCode field or the TD505 field in EDI will properly send to the Retailer/Brand with the appropriate Carrier Code and Service Level Code.