The location screen represents a distinct amount of physical material in a particular location. All the traffic information for the material is represented here.
Each purchase contract item has one or more location screens. Location screens are used to generate purchase & sale invoices, generate traffic documents (DO/SO/etc), and are allocated to sale contracts to connect inventory material to sales.
All location screens have one or more “marks” which represent the smallest division of material in the system. You can think of them as individual lots, but they can be of any size and there can be as many as you like.
You can access a location screen in multiple ways.
# 000XXXXX, where
000XXXXis the number of the screen, you can click on that link to review the screen. For example, this link is available on the top of item screens, if there is only one location screen for that item.
This is a typical location screen in CATS:
Here is an explanation of each section of the screen. Note that not all fields need to be completed to use this screen.
This location screen, number
0000012, is on Purchase number P
000006 for the grade/item labeled
It is allocated to Sale contract number S
000002 on item
The Shipper is MYSHIP, the Buyer is NEWACCT. The terms of both purchase and sale are FOB.
250 Bags totaling
15,000 KG at
MIAMI, the BL Date is July 12, 2014.
The following links are available from the location screen. Links are always displayed in blue font.