Lading Manager

Professional Bill of Lading Software


Lading Manager
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Lading Manager (full)


Lading Manager produces a VICS-compliant bill of lading. It is a more complex program with more features than Lading Manager Lite. Lading Manager is Windows 10-ready.


The features of Lading Manager include:

  • This system follows the guidelines set forth by VICS.

  • Prints an industry standard bill of lading on blank paper, saving you hundreds of dollars in form costs and associated labor costs to type on preprinted forms.

  • Stores all of your carriers, consignees, and origins for fast retrieval when creating new bills.

  • Supports third-party shippers.

  • Basic Inventory Module available.

  • Optionally allows carrier, consignee, origin, and bill of lading data to be imported from external sources.

  • Optional reporting module is available that will allow you to create your own data queries with data export to Microsoft Excel, XML data format, or CSV data format.

  • Any report, including the bill of lading itself, may be exported as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.

  • Bills may be e-mailed to the consignee, carrier, or both.

  • Optional bar code printing for the bill number and pro number.

  • Supports varying length EAN/UCC prefix.

  • Automatic bill numbering using industry standard numbering format.

  • Carrier handling types, package types, and descriptions are learned by the software for future rapid reuse.

  • Automatically generates supplement pages for lengthy bills.

  • Prints pallet labels on Avery types 5164, 5165, and 5168. It also prints on 4" x 3" roll labels.

  • Prints GS1-128 Serial Shipping Container labels.

  • Multi-user network version available.

  • Lot tracking (for recall purposes).

  • Optional security is built-in that, when turned on, will require user IDs and passwords to gain access to the program. Individual security can be set to only access specific screens and features of the software. Security is NOT required on the multi-user version!

  • Saves all of your different special instructions for reuse on different bills.

  • Import interface for creating BOLs from orders received. (Includes direct external SQL Server, Oracle, and ODBC database importing.)

  • Export interface for freight accrual.

System Requirements


Lading Manager runs on Microsoft Windows 7/8/8.1/10 platforms. Standalone installations require a minimum of 1 GB RAM.


Network versions of Lading Manager require Microsoft SQL Server version 2005 or higher. Workstations should have at least 1 GB RAM. Network versions must be configured in a fileserver environment (running a Microsoft Server operating system).




Lading Manager can be configured as a secure system. When secured, each user must login with an I.D. and a password. Your designated system administrator will assign security allowances to each user I.D. defined to the system. Security is an option and is not required.




It is highly recommended that a laser printer be used to print your bills, as a dot matrix (or inkjet) may not print the bar codes to industry standards.


If you need multiple copies of the bill for signature purposes, there are laser papers that contain the chemicals that make them carbonless copies that you can write through. Xerox is one known manufacturer of this type of paper.


Lading Manager will allow you to default a number of copies to print, making it easier to print your bills on laser printers.


Inventory Module


The Inventory Module is an optional feature that provides basic inventory functions. The features include:

  • Receiving inventory and storing the location, quantity, and supplier.

  • Tracking remaining inventory.

  • Assigning inventory to a bill.

  • Tracking which bills used inventory.

  • Pick List report for retrieving items from their locations for a bill.

  • Various inventory reports.

  • Purging old inventory records.

Inventory is based on the items that have been set up in Predefined Carrier Information. This screen example depicts the ability of "drilling down" on an inventory item to show its inventory received history, and additionally drilling down to show the actual usage on bills. This could come in very handy on product recalls to locate where inventory from a specific shipment was delivered.


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