Friday, 23 October 2015

"New and Improved" Delay Tracking

With the latest update of TrakIT, The 'Container Tracking' module has changed to Delay Tracking with the addition of one major feature.

Previously, when a user populated an event in a work order that was designated as a ‘Container Tracking Entry Event’, the container was added to the list of the active containers (if not already there). Thereafter, TrakIT calculated the allowed and actual days as well as the total cost until the time the container "exited" the tracking. The issue with this was that TrakIT could track only one kind of a charge with one container. It was not possible to track the same container for multiple types of charges.

A new field called Tracking Type has been introduced. This field can take one of several types that are defined by System Administrators in Master Tables > Delay Tracking Type. Any number of Tracking Types can be added here. By default, the following are present:


All events that were previously set to trigger entry or exit from the 'Container Tracking' section will now trigger entry or exit for the 'Carrier' tracking type in the Delay Tracking page.

Administrators can now specify the trigger actions for any event based on the Tracking Type. A single event can trigger multiple entries for the same container into the Delay Tracking module.

As an example below, the 'Discharged' event will trigger Delay Tracking of both 'Carrier' and 'Port Storage'.



When the Discharged event is populated with a date in a work order, two entries of the container will be added to the Delay Tracking module - one for Carrier and one for Port Storage.

The delay slab rates and free days can be specified as usual via the Delay Tracking Costs section in the Corridor Definition.

The Delay Tracking page now has a new filter - Tracking Type



And the Tracking Type column is displayed as the first column.




It is possible to have multiple designated entry event and exit events in a corridor. You can have same containers multiple times for different ‘Tracking Types’.

As before, the rates, free days and exit work order number and date for a particular container entry can be modified by clicking on the 'Modify' action in the row menu.

Containers that are active in the Delay tracking module will also show up on a new tab in the corresponding work order for that container.

For any questions or concerns, please contact TrakIT Support.

No comments:

Post a Comment