Backlot Estimated Delivery Date
It is now possible to provide "Estimated Delivery Dates" through Backlot. This provides all stakeholders visibility into the scheduling of work. The "Estimated Delivery Date" is used by Fulfillment Partners to notify project stakeholders of delivery delays. This has no bearing on the actual Due Date itself, which is rigid and determined by contractual considerations.
The data is exposed in the "Estimated Delivery Date" column in your dashboard*:
By default, the "Estimated Delivery Date" will be set to match the "Due Date", but can be edited by Fulfillment Partners once the processing of material has been scheduled.
To edit the data simply select the Source Requests you wish to update using the tick boxes. Once selected the "Bulk Action" menu will appear at the bottom of the screen. Select the "Edit Estimated Delivery" button:
A fly-out panel will appear on the right-hand side of the UI:
Here you have the opportunity to edit all source requests in bulk using the Date/Time boxes at the top and clicking "Apply to all" (highlighted in red). Alternatively, you can go through and give each Source Request a unique "Estimated Delivery Date" using the Date/Time boxes (highlighted in yellow).
In addition, you will need to select a reason for the adjusted due date from the drop-down menu.
Once you have entered your desired dates either in bulk or individually, click "Save".
Whenever updating "Estimated Delivery Dates" in Backlot, be sure to leave a comment to notify your Netflix Representative.
* Please note that if you are unable to see this column you may need to enable it within the "Customize Column" drop down menu.
Added new UI images and description to reflect the Reason Code drop-down menu.
Revised Context – Updated verbiage to clearly distinguish between "Estimated Delivery Dates" and "Due Dates".
Revised Process – All changes to "Estimated Delivery Dates" in Backlot should be accompanied by a Backlot comment.