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    Karl Baker
    Anyway to have RIQ provide results for future ocean...Answered
    Topic posted March 14, 2018 by Karl BakerBronze Trophy: 5,000+ Points, tagged Transportation Management 
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    Title:
    Anyway to have RIQ provide results for future ocean shipments when voyage data is not available?
    Summary:
    Our users perform RIQ requests 4 to 6 months out - we do not have any valid voyage schedules that are effective that far out - so no rate is returned - is there some way to get a cost returned?
    Content:

    We have a lot of users in our purchasing department using OTM to get estimates for the cost of transportation (ocean) to import the product.  The process works perfectly if the purchase orders are being shipped within the time period that we have available vessel schedules loaded (about 3 months out) - but no information regarding cost is returned to the user if the purchase orders are going to be shipped beyond the time period we have vessel schedules loaded for - and we have quite a few of these POs.

    Does anybody know if there is a way to have RIQ  provide results using the vessel schedules  - when they are available/effective-  and then for  RIQ requests that are further out - beyond  the currently loaded voyage schedules effective dates - have RIQ return resultst using some different rate service?

    Best Comment

    Karl Baker

    I would suggest using the Fallback Rate Service feature.  The Fallback Rate Service feature was designed and is intended to be used to support the use case described. If you add a Fallback Rate Service to your Vessel rate offerings - when your buyers run an RIQ requests that is beyond the number of days specified in the FALLBACK RS NUM OF DAYS parameter OTM will switch to the Fallback Rate Service to provide a cost.  Clients typically use either a Simulation or a Lookup rate service as a fallback.  

    By default any Rate Offering that has an Offering Type of "Vessel" will have the FallBack Rate Service ID option visible on the attributes tab.  The Fallback Rate Service attribute can be added to other Offering Types as well. As noted - the parameter FALLBACK RS NUM OF DAYS determines how many days into the future a query needs to be before the  fallback rate offering is used. The default value for this parameter is 90 days.

     

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    • Karl Baker

      I would suggest using the Fallback Rate Service feature.  The Fallback Rate Service feature was designed and is intended to be used to support the use case described. If you add a Fallback Rate Service to your Vessel rate offerings - when your buyers run an RIQ requests that is beyond the number of days specified in the FALLBACK RS NUM OF DAYS parameter OTM will switch to the Fallback Rate Service to provide a cost.  Clients typically use either a Simulation or a Lookup rate service as a fallback.  

      By default any Rate Offering that has an Offering Type of "Vessel" will have the FallBack Rate Service ID option visible on the attributes tab.  The Fallback Rate Service attribute can be added to other Offering Types as well. As noted - the parameter FALLBACK RS NUM OF DAYS determines how many days into the future a query needs to be before the  fallback rate offering is used. The default value for this parameter is 90 days.

       

    • Karl Baker

      Rate Offering Tab with Fallback Rate Service ID highlighted