Manage Boxes

This module manages the adding and editing of boxes within UNOSOF. A box is a container with a flat base and sides, typically rectangular and having a lid, used for the transportation of goods.

Managing and Viewing Boxes

Route: Home / Customers / Exportations / Manage Boxes

This is the main page for creating, editing, and viewing Boxes. Click on the Search button to view boxes, the system will show active boxes by default. Make use of the filters Size, Farm, and Status for a more detailed search.

New Box

To create a new Box, click the New Box button in the page's upper right corner.

Clicking on it, it brings up the New Box form. Please, fill out the form with the information about the box in the Box Info tab. Note that the fields marked with (*) are compulsory for the creation of a new box.

  • Box Name(*): Internal Name of the Box, i.e. Jumbo Box

  • Size(*): Select in the drop-down menu, whether is a full box, half box, quarter box, third box, or eight boxes.

  • Warehouse(*): Select the location where this box is available.

  • Length, Width, Height, Weight: Box dimensions

  • Active(*): Select Yes to activate the box.

The fields Status and Warehouses determine to show the box in all the filters of the PO page.

Go to the API tab to map external codes and fill in the corresponding IDs.

Once all information is filled out, press on the Save button to save the new box and keep you in the box form, or press on Save & Close to save the new box and close the form.

A message Box created. will show up once the box is created correctly.

After the creation of a box, please, assign it to a Market.

Go to Manage Markets.

Editing a Box

Click on any BOX NAME highlighted in light blue to edit a Box from the Manage Boxes result page.

This will also bring up the box form with its information where you can make changes.

Once your changes are set, press on the Save button to save your changes and keep you in the box form, or press on Save & Close to update the box and close the form.

Once the box is updated correctly, the message Box updated. will show up.

Deleting a Box

The existing boxes are tied to past exportations and order data, reason why we do not allow the deletion of a box. Nonetheless, we allow changing its status: Active and Disabled.

Note that once you update a box to Disabled, it will not show up in the different filters of the modules that are used for sales or post-harvest processes. However, it will continue appearing on the Reports for reporting purposes.

Go into the box form, and set the field Active to No.

Click on the Save button to save your changes and keep you in the box form, or press on Save & Close to update the box and close the form.

Once the box is updated correctly, the message Box updated. will show up.

Refresh the page to see the box disabled. Inactive boxes appear with their Box Name in grey.

Manage Boxes // Assign External Box ID

External Box ID's, what are they? It is possible to print on the tapas of the boxes, a BOX ID 128-barcode. These tapas, you order from your provider. We use those, to assign those to our unique UNOSOF Box ID's, in order to know how many boxes we've used of each type, and we can also overwrite the box types being actually used via Station 4.

Generate External Box ID's

In order to count and recognize box types in the process, you can supply to your box provider a 128-barcode for the box type that you are ordering. We recommend to generate these from: https://barcode.tec-it.com/en/Code128

In this example, we've named a box HB-JUMBO. Please download the image or make a print screen of the 128-barcode image, to pass to your provider (they have to place that ID recognizable, easy scannable on the design of the Tapa). From now on, each box being delivered, can be scanned.

TEST!!! Open up a notepad, grab a laser-gun, and scan that barcode into the notepad. The result should show HB-JUMBO, if not, don't panic, but any space or character in front of after the result IS a part of your External Box ID!

Insert the name of the External Barcode Box ID, in the Manage Boxes Form.

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