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Dim divisor rules in carrier agreements

The intent of this article is to guide you through the function of DIM divisor rules in carrier agreements. This information is intended for any system user with a PDF agreement that needs to be loaded into the Agreement Management System.

Organization of rules

Rules are ordered by class type in the following order:
1. Dim Divisor
2. Service Discount
3. Grace Period Discount
4. Earned Discount
5. Minimum Net Charges
6. Surcharge Discount
7. Fuel Discount

Rules are executed from top to bottom. In other words, rules at the bottom are executed after the rules above and can overwrite the rules where overlap exists.

This feature is used to create linked rules logic. A common case for this is package type. Specifying a top rule for All Packages, then creating a rule for each package type (e.g. FedEx Pak) under this rule overwrites the All Packages rule with the FedEx Pak specific rule.

Dim divisor rules

Effective Start Date

Relevant for expiration terms on dim divisors and cubic minimum thresholds.

Default: Null

Format: mm/dd/yyyy

Common mistake: Effective Start Date is entered on a date that is after the analysis period date range within CAO View. Ensure that the Effective Start Date does not affect the service discount being applied to the date range of analysis.

Pro tip: Create one Dim Divisor rule for each term within the agreement. The Effective Start Date and Effective Stop Date fields build each rule for the targeted date range.

Effective Stop Date

Relevant for expiration terms on dim divisors and cubic minimum thresholds.

Default: Null

Format: mm/dd/yyyy

Common mistake: Effective Stop Date is entered on a date that is after the analysis period date range within CAO View. Ensure that the Effective Stop Date does not impact the service discount being applied to the date range of analysis.

Pro tip: Create one Dim Divisor rule for each term within the carrier agreement. The Effective Start Date and Effective Stop date fields build each rule for the targeted date range.

Service Type

Create a row within for each service type included in the Dim Divisor incentive.

Default: Null

Zone Range

Most common: Specify the zone range with to and from.

Specific Zones: Click the arrow to the right of the row to specify individual zones separated by comma.

FedEx

Domestic Zone Range: 1 – 99
International Zone Rage: A – Z

UPS

Domestic Zone Rage: Service type specific

International Zone Rage: Service type specific

DHL

International: A – Z

USPS

Domestic Zone Range: L – 10
International Zone Range: 1 – 99

Min Volume

The lower bound of the cubic threshold for a dim divisor.

Max Volume

The upper bound of the cubic threshold for a dim divisor.

Divisor

Dim Divisor incentive value.
Range: 139 – 500

Next steps

Updated on April 4, 2019

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