Material Transport – SAP Logistics Business Network
The SAP Logistics Business Network (LBN) will be used by Material Transport to manage loads with its independent carriers starting on July 1st, 2021. In preparation for this transition, carriers should sign up for the SAP Logistics Business Network prior to June 21st, 2021. LBN is accessed from your computer or phone browser (e.g. Safari or Chrome) at a web address unique for each carrier and provided to you by SAP. LBN has the following main features:
- Notification to carriers of available loads – dates, cargo, destinations, rate, etc.
- Ability for a carrier to accept or decline a load
- Ability for carrier to notify Material Transport of load status (e.g. a delay, or delivered)
- Ability for carrier to upload proof of delivery
- Ability for carrier to invoice Material Transport directly from the system, and propose rate adjustments when necessary
The first step for carriers to work with Material Transport and the Logistics business network is to register for your account with SAP – see On-boarding Part 1 and 2 below for details.
LBN Training Material & Documentation
- On-boarding Part 1 – Registering with the SAP Store
- On-boarding Part 2 – Activating your SAP account
- On-boarding Part 3 – Activating Your S-USER ID, Logging in to Logistics Business Network, & Setting Up Your Profile
- LBN User Management
- Freight Order Tendering
- Freight Order Reporting
- Submitting an Invoice
- Pallet Returns
- Resolving Disputes
- Notification Settings in Logistics Business Network
For questions about loads, load status updates, or invoicing questions, call or email your MT Dispatcher at (916) 266-5300, or firstname.lastname@example.org
For technical help using LBN, call or email Pacific Coast technical support at (916) 631-6600, or email@example.com.
When calling technical support at (916) 631-6600, make the following menu choices for LBN support:
- Select Option 3 for Logistics Business Network (LBN) Support
- Select English or Spanish
Frequently Asked Questions
|Do I have to use LBN, or can I still work with you the same way as before – phone, text, email?
||You must manage all your loads with LBN.|
|What is the URL (web address) I use to work with LBN?
||Each carrier has a unique web address which will be emailed to you when you complete the registration process – bookmark it!|
|Can I use LBN with my phone or do I need to use a computer?
||LBN is accessed using a web browser (for example Chrome or Safari) and can be accessed from either a smart phone or computer – both require an internet connection.
|What if I can’t log in to my LBN account?||Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 631-6600 and select the Logistics Business Network option in the voice menu. Make sure you let email@example.com know that you are currently unable to connect to LBN.
|What if I don’t agree with the rate you are offering me for a load?
||You can reject the load via LBN or call your dispatcher to discuss the rate.|
|What is I reject a load by mistake, can I “undo” and accept?||No, call dispatch at Material Transport to work this out.|
|What if I accept a load then need to make a change or can no longer handle the load?
||Call your dispatcher to make the change in the system.|
|How do I add users to my LBN account?
||You can access training on this here LBN User Management.|
|How do I change or delete users on my LBN account?
You can access training on this here LBN User Management.
|Do I still need to mail paper invoices and PODs?
||No, these are now uploaded using LBN.|
Do I have to complete reporting (mark load as complete and upload POD) before I invoice?
|What if I don’t have internet service on my phone?
||Wait until you are in range of service, or if necessary, call your dispatcher.|
|What happens if I need to charge more for a load than the initial agreement?
||Disputes to charges can be filed via the LBN invoicing process (see training above).|
|I am not seeing all the tiles in LBN that you showed me in training – for example, I see no tile called Freight Orders for Confrimation?||It is likely your user does not have the ALL_Function role assigned to them. Click here for information on how to set up roles for your users.|
|Are tolls included in the rates I am offered to accept?||Yes.|
|Are fuel surcharges included in the rates I am offered to accept?||Yes, these are automatically updated monthly on the third Tuesday based on figures published at https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/. You can see the % surcharge on your invoice on LBN.|
|I am unable to invoice – why?||Check to make sure that you have reported the final status of your load with the delivery date and time. Without this, LBN will not let you invoice.|
|How are pallet returns done with the new system?||Learn about this process by clicking here.|