The activities associated with the physical transportation of product between locations. This may include customs clearance and duty processing. The D311 Ship process may be highly customized to support the unique requirements of Engineer-to-Order products and services.
The process is typically completed when the shipment arrives at the agreed destination and/or Proof of Delivery has been established.
- Project transportation (e.g. accompanied by project resources)
- Specialty transportation (e.g. oversize loads)
- Special handling for standard transportation service provider
- Non-standard import/export documentation (e.g. remote locations)
The Ship process is typically applied to transportation between locations or facilities. These types of transportation require Bills-Of-Lading and/or other regulatory documentation. Transportation inside locations or facilities is generally described by transfer processes. See transfer processes in Source and Make.
Multi-leg or multi-modal transportation may be described differently by the Shipper and the carrier. The Shipper may describe the total multi-leg transportation as a single process. The Carrier or carriers process the shipment multiple times.