DigitalShipper PDSN (Pack, Document, Ship, Notify) is a multi-function
software that simplifies many processes that are either overlooked in the
warehouse or have resulted in very tedious tasks due to not having the right
tool for the job.
DigitalShipper PDSN can bridge the gap that often exists when certain
functionality is limited or not existing in the Order Entry or Warehouse
Management software. The missing functionality is largely focused
around providing key information to outside partners, vendors, carriers, and
even customers. As the product moves through the warehouse and reaches
the last point at the dock, your company should feel assured that all
outside parties have the proper documentation and knowledge of the shipment
before it leaves your facility.
As part of the suite of DigitalShipper products, DigitalShipper PDSN can
be further enhanced with a license of DigitalShipper Enterprise or
DigitalShipper Web Services to perform shipping directly out of PDSN without
having to switch to another application. The DigitalShipper Portal can
also be used to improve and streamline the flow of data between any number
of host systems and DigitalShipper PDSN.
The following are some of the common tasks that DigitalShipper PDSN is
Pick/Pack Item Verification Order item detail can be retrieved from the
host system for the user to select items and input quantities for each
package in the DigitalShipper PDSN “Build A Box” feature.
Packing List Generation Once items have been associated with each package
in the shipment, a detailed packing list can be printed to accompany the
shipment or emailed to an individual or list of recipients.
DigitalShipper PDSN can support multiple versions of reports to generate
customized packing lists based on certain customers.
Inventory Reduction DigitalShipper PDSN can communicate back to the host
system the actual items and quantities packed for an order so that the host
system can automatically adjust the inventory.
Invoice Triggering Once an order has shipped through DigitalShipper PDSN,
the order status can be changed or flags set within the host system to
trigger the generation of the invoice for billing purposes.
Valuation for Insurance or C.O.D. (Collect On Delivery) By accurately
identifying which items are in which box, the exact amount of the items can
be then applied to the C.O.D. amount or set the insurance/declared value for
Trading Partner Compliance Because DigitalShipper PDSN captures package
level detail, it is ideal for generating the required UCC-128 labeling for
cartons, master cartons, contents or pallets for trading partner compliance
for companies like Wal-Mart, Target, The Home Depot, and Lowes. Labels
can be designated for DC or store location and support single item or mixed
Provide Data to VAN (Value Added Network) Software DigitalShipper PDSN
can provide your existing VAN software with the crucial shipping information
along with order and order detail data for generating ASN (Advance Ship
Notice) and other type of EDI (electronic data interchange) transactions.
Bill of Lading Generation For LTL (Less than Truck Load) and FTL (Full
Truck Load) shipments, DigitalShipper PDSN can generate standard Straight
Bills of Lading (BOL) and VICS-compliant Bills of Lading (VICS-BOL).
For shipment consolidation, a master Bill of Lading can be generated.
International Export Document Generation For international shipments that
require customs paperwork, DigitalShipper PDSN can generate these standard
documents: Commercial Invoice, Shipper Export Declaration (SED), Canada
Customs Invoice, NAFTA Certificate of Origin (English, French, and Spanish
versions), Certificate of Origin, Shipper’s Letter of Instruction, and Pro
Properly Prepare International Shipments When shipping international,
most major carriers require package level detail to accompany the shipment
in electronic format. DigitalShipper PDSN can provide most shipping
execution software applications with the information needed to meet these
Generate Email Messages Having copies of the documentation ahead of time
is often critical to expediting the shipment to its final destination.
With DigitalShipper PDSN you can create electronic copies of your documents
and attach them directly to an email message to send to an individual or
list of recipients (i.e. sending Commercial Invoice copy to freight
forwarder for pre-shipment preparation).
Supplemental Data DigitalShipper PDSN can store key information for
inventory items that a host system may not be able to such as country of
manufacture, Unit Weight, Schedule B/Harmonized Code, sub items for kit
parts, NMFC item number, and NMFC freight class. When items are
retrieved from the host system, the missing data is filled in from the item
database in DigitalShipper PDSN.