|Why:||The following is an overview of how Zones are used to allocate work to Suppliers and define item rates for Orders.|
|What is a Schedule?||What is a Schedule Item?|
|What is a Service Category?||Overview of Users & Roles|
A Zone is a Customer defined geographical region or area in which work is undertaken. To assist with work allocation, zones are defined in the context of a state (e.g. Victoria, N.S.W). You cannot have a zone that spans states. Suppliers provide rates for the Zones they operate in. Rates may vary according to Zone. For example, the rate for an Item in a remote rural zone might be more expensive than for the same item in an easily accessible metropolitan zone.
When an Order is raised in ConSol, the Zone, Schedule and Service Category are specified. ConSol limits the list of Suppliers to those who have rates for the selected Zone.