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Shipment Costs Summary Dashboard
The Shipment Costs Summary dashboard organizes common measures of Shipping and Delivery Costs showing statistics that you can use to analyze Estimated Freight Spend. Statistics include overall Profit/Loss on Freight, which can provide subsequent opportunities to change carriers or negotiate carrier rates. You can use these metrics to reduce your cost of sales by understanding the cost of delivery of product to end customers. You can also analyze shipping conditions (for example, volume of Hazmat or dry ice parcels) and the associated accessorial costs. Use this data to determine if some of these costs can be avoided in future shipping.
The visual items on the Shipment Costs Summary dashboard, which are discussed in more detail in this section, include:
Carrier Costs by Month
Average Cost per Unit Shipped
Accessorial Cost as Percentage of Total Cost
Charges for Unsuccessful Deliveries
Estimated Shipping Profit / Loss
To access this dashboard, log in to QAD BI using your user ID and password. QAD BI automatically redisplays the last-used dashboard. If the Shipment Costs Summary dashboard does not appear immediately after login, pull down the Dashboard Menu at the top of the window. Select QAD Standard|Transportation Management|Shipment Costs Summary, as shown below.

Accessing the Shipment Costs Summary Dashboard
A parameter selection bar allows you to specify:
The from/to date period for the statistics
The shipment direction for the shipment transactions included in the statistics
You can click in any of the date range selection boxes and type an appropriate value directly, or you can use the drop-down list and select the appropriate period date.
You can click in the Shipment Direction – Inbound and/or Shipment Direction – Outbound check boxes to select or clear choice.
See Shipment Volume Summary Dashboard for definitions of Shipment Direction and Despatch Date.
After making your selections, click Refresh to update the statistics to match the appropriate selections.
Note: Only shipments that have been successfully “Rated” in TMS are included in the visual items on the Shipment Costs Summary dashboard.