Available to Promise - The date the item is promised to ship.
This is auto-calculated by the software based on existing quantity on-hand, quantity allocated, and (if appropriate) Lead Time for manufactured items (setup on Item Edit | Logistics | Manufacturing.)
Edit Item | Locations
Parts needed to make/produce the product
Item Setup | purchased/Manufactured: - Select Manufactured
Manufacturing Method: Choose Order Entry, Production floor, shop floor
The time the mail goes out at a specific location.
Estimated Delivery Date
The date the item is expected to be delivered to final destination.
Inbound Purchase Orders
For purchased items, an inbound purchase order is proof of when the item will be available to the client. For example, if an item has a 30-day lead time, and a purchase order states it is 40 days out, the purchase order date available is the date to promise. The reason is based upon the assumption that communications have taken place between purchaser and supplier, and that is the quickest the items will be available.
To set up purchase orders:
Warehouse Management | Purchase Orders
Place in BirdDog software where items are to be setup
Warehouse Management | Edit Item | Item Setup
Manufacturing Lead Time
Edit Item | Logistics | Manufacturing
Method of Shipment
See shipping times below.
Edit Item | Logistics | General
Next Day Standard
The package will arrive the next business day
The package will arrive in 2 business days.
The package will arrive in 3 business days.
Ground can take up to 5-7 days depending on the place or origin and final destination.
Next Day Priority
The package will arrive the next business day.
Next Day Early Morning
The package will arrive the next business day before noon.
Delivery typically in 1 to 3 business days, next business day to the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean from most countries. Reach major cities in Europe by 10:30 am typically in 2 business days.
The package clears customs in typically 4 to 6 business days.
First Class Mail
Package arrives in 1 to 3 business days
LTL 1 Day
Package arrives by 5:00 p.m. the next business day
LTL 2 Day
Package arrives in 2 business days
LTL 3 Day
Package arrives in 3 business days
Less than Truckload; LTL shipments typically weigh between 151 and 20,000 lbs.