Modelling is the Click Reply™Warehouse Billing feature which defines all the rules that automatically assign the right rate to every specific warehouse activity carried out that is subject to cost determination.
The following key elements characterising the cost structure can be defined through this feature.
You can model warehouse activities that are subject to costs by defining the movement features of the warehouse management that identifies them.
A hierarchical configuration logic allows a cost breakdown and analysis for primary activities, as well as an overall cost analysis for warehouse macro-activities.
The cost categories and process context within which the activity takes place are then defined and assigned to the activities. These include input, output and storage handling, manufacturing, etc., allowing further analysis of costs by category.
In addition, every activity can be further broken down into multiple sub-activities for a precise management of all costing rules, such as defining a different valorisation for certain product categories compared to others.
Contracts are managed within the system, where specific agreements between buyer and provider are recorded in terms of activity, service typology, rates, etc., to which calculated costs are attributable.
The applicable pricing model for each contract (e.g. band, linear or fixed rates), agreed allocation drivers (e.g. gross weight, net weight, volume, pieces, large packages, boxes, input ASN lines, output order lines, etc.), registration currency of the rate value and validity period are all definable features. Attributing rates to activities is the last step of cost structure modelling.