Print Management: Distribution

Print Management: Distribution

Print Management: Distribution

Terms

The following terms will be used throughout this User Guide. 

Elements: Elements refer to anything that is Merchandised (POP, Devices and Accessories). 
POP: POP is defined as any kind of element that is used for visual merchandising. This would include print, devices, digital signage and visual aides such as acrylics
Merchandising Extras: Merchandising Extras are elements such as acrylics and balloons. 
Print Job: A print job is a unique list of print and device elements that are included in a Merchandising Campaign. These can also be referred to as a “Job” or a “Kit”. 
Allocation: An allocation is used to assign specific elements to specific fixtures in specific stores. 
Kit List: A Kit List displays all locations, elements and quantities that needs to be distributed to those locations based on the allocation.
Print Window: A print window is a group of print jobs. 
Dirty Kit Report: A dirty kit report is caused by a change in the allocation that a print job it is assigned to. This can be caused by changes in the locations or elements included in the allocation. 

Print Management: Distribution

This User Guide will define and explain how the system generates which elements are required for distribution. This includes devices, POP and Merchandising Extras. To identify the required elements you will need to complete the following steps:

1.Create a Print Job
1.See pages 4 to 5

2.Assign the Print Job to an Allocation
1.See pages 6 to 8
The prerequisite for the above steps is dependent on:
Allocations created in the system. Please refer to Creating an Allocation User Guide for additional instructions. 


Step 1: Create a Print Job

A Print Job is a unique list of POP elements that are included in a Merchandising Campaign. These can also be referred to as a “Job” or a “Kit”. Print jobs provide a Kit List of POP Elements. 

A Print Job can contain elements from multiple allocations and/or Campaigns.  Elements from all assigned allocations/campaigns will be included in the Kit List. 

Create a Print Job

To create a new Print Job, navigate to your Print Management tab. To do this from your Home Page:

—> Click on Campaigns —> Click on Print Management. 

On the Print Management Screen you can see all of your created Print Windows & Jobs. 
To create a new Print Job 1. Click on     2. Enter the required details 3. Click on Save


Step 2: Assign a Print Job to an Allocation

To produce an accurate Kit List, you need to assign a Print Job to your allocation. 

Select Allocation for Assignment

To assign a Print Job to an allocation, navigate to your Campaigns tab and select the Allocation you would like to assign the Print Job. 

To do this from your Home Page:
—> 1. Click on Campaigns —> 2. Click on the Allocation Button to view Allocations —> 3. Click on the Allocation name

Assign Print Job to an Allocation

—> 1. Click on Print Job drop down —> 2. Click on the Print Job you would like to assign to the Allocation —> 3. Click Save

After you have clicked on Save, you will be redirected to the Allocations Tab. Here you can see that the Allocation you have assigned the Print Job to is highlighted in yellow to identify a change and the assigned Print Job (A) is now noted in the “Job” column.


Appendix

1. View the Kit List

2. What is a Dirty Kit & How to Fix It
3. What is a print job and how to create a new one. 

1. View The Kit List

In the Kit List, you see all locations, elements and quantities that needs to be distributed to those locations based on the allocation. 

View Your Kit List

To view the Kit List for the Allocations that you have just assigned:

From the Allocations tab —> 1. Click on the Job Name —> 2. Click on Kit Report

When you click on Kit Report, you will see the elements, their quantity and the locations that they are being distributed to.  

2. What is a Dirty Kit Report & How to Rebuild the Job

When this orange warning sign icon   is in front of the Print Job it means that Kit Report for this job needs to be rebuilt. This can be caused by changes in the locations or elements included in the allocation. 

For the Kit List to represent accurate locations, elements and quantities the jobs need to be rebuild and no longer be noted as Dirty. 

1. Identify a Dirty Kit


2. Rebuild a Print Job

To rebuild a Dirty Kit —> 1. Click on the Job Name —> 2. Click on Rebuild Job —> 3. Click on Save


Note: After you have clicked on Rebuild Job a pop up will appear on your screen and you need to click on OK. After you click on OK you will see that the kit is no longer “Dirty” and the  icon disappears on the print management screen. 


3. How to Create a Print Window

Print windows are groups of Print Jobs. 

Create a Print Window






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