A scanner quickly interprets the bar-code on the label to ascertain the Warehouse Receipt (WR) number, Airway Bill (AWB) number assigned to the cargo. If the WR or AWB lists multiple pieces, each piece is given a sequence number which the scanner also reads from the label. For example, if a shipment includes two boxes, the label on one box identifies it piece 0001 and the label on the other identifies it as piece 0002.
Use Module BC01 to indicate by scanning the label, that Miami has received the pieces of a particular shipment and change the AWB status to R (received).
Exports receiving receives entire truck loads from domestic stations using Miami Operations option AW0401. Use BC01 to scan individual pieces from inbound (imports) flights or to receive an export that did not arrive in MIA on a domestic station truck.
Use module BC02 to read a pallet serial number and the label on each piece of cargo you load onto that pallet. The status of the scanned item changes to P for palletized.
Module BC03 reverses the action of BC02 by scanning a label to indicate that you unloaded a particular item from the pallet. The cargo status returns to R (received) from P (palletized).
If you must delete a piece from the pallet because the scanner reset before you can scan all the sequentially numbered labels associated with an AWB, use module AW2122 instead of BC03.
Module BC04 shows the status of a particular piece. Typically a piece is P (palletized) or B (booked on a flight).
Module BC06 allows you to key in or scan a pallet serial number to list its contents.
Use option BC08 to key in the actual weight of a pallet that arrives in Miami already loaded. The WR might not have the correct weight.
Use BC09 after you load all the pallets to scan cargo held in the cage, chilled cargo in the cooler, frozen cargo in the freezer, packages in the hazmat area, and oversized cargo. These items, though not palletized, are recorded as on-hand.
Options "5. Pallet Locations" and "7. Unpalletized Pieces" are not used.