Non-Working days files are used in conjunction with Delivery Days to dictate what days units can request deliveries on for specific suppliers.
The files are a simple list of dates on which the supplier is 'Not Working'.
This has two implications:
- The supplier will not make any deliveries on that day
- The supplier will not process any orders on that day - adding another day to any existing lead time.
Non-Working days are typically weekends and Bank Holidays but are completely configurable.
Each line in a Non-Working days file will contain one date, formatted DD/MM/YYYY.
Presuming a supplier will not make any deliveries on Christmas/New Year's Days 2017/18, the Non-Working days file would look like this:
The files often contain dates spanning several years into the future, seeing as weekends and Bank Holidays can be easily mapped out.
Attached to this article is a Non-Working days file for all Weekends and English Bank Holidays. This can be loaded or used as an example/template.
To load a Non-Working days file:
- Go to Send and select Non-Working Days File from the Document Type drop-down menu
- Browse and select file