Station Routing is used to route Item Categories or Items that have come over from CMA to the appropriate Station that they are to display to. You have many options on how you would like to have the Items and Categories display.
Categories that have been synced to the mPOS will show on the left, and the open space to the right is for setting your Station Routing. Select a Category and you will see your options to start adding Station Routing to this category. If you wish to create a new rule for specific Items select the Item Overrides tab and follow the same instructions below:
Click on the Category you wish to add a rule to.
Select the “Add Rule” button to start a new rule.
If one exists, and you want to edit it, you can press the pencil icon to edit the existing one.
From - Used to tell the KDS system where the item or Category came from.
To - Used to tell the KDS system which Station or Station Group to route the order to.
Day - Used if there are day restrictions for the KDS Stations.
Time - Used if there are any time restrictions for the KDS Stations.
Save/Delete - Used to save or Delete a Station Routing rule.
Add/Copy Rules to - Used to create new rules or copy rule settings to a new rule.
From Column Options
Please Note:The lists will vary from club to club.
The From Type works in conjunction with the From field. These fields are used if the club has more than one kitchen or bar. Click the down arrow to get a list of options.
If Device was selected the list will populate all devices.
If Area was selected the list will populate all the Areas setup in your system.
If Area Category was selected the list will populate all the Area Categories set up in your system.
Anywhere will only give the option Anywhere.
To Type Options
The To Type works in conjunction with the To field.
Station –Station refers to a single station set up.
Station Group – this is the preferred setup; using groups makes it easy to reroute orders to a different station if a station is not functioning properly or orders need to reroute to a different kitchen or bar.
If the Station option was selected the system will list, after selecting the magnifying glass, all Stations setup in your system.
If the Station Group option was selected the system will list, after selecting the magnifying glass, all Station Groups set up in your system.
Used only if certain days Areas of the club use more than one kitchen or bar, if this applies to more than one day each day will need to be set up separately.
Once finished, hit the Save icon.
Now we have two options, we can start makingadditional rules for the Category if other Stations and rules are needed. We can also copy this rule to other Categories. If you want the same Routing rules to follow if set up by an Area or Device, select the copy button, then choose the Categories you want to copy this rule to.
To delete a Station Routing rule, select the Trash Can Icon while in edit mode.
It is best to set item Modifiers that are to be cooked as actual items. If you were to place an order for a Salad with Chicken, you may need to set the Chicken Modifier as an item that is routed to a Hot Station as only the cold portion will go to the Cold Station. In this case, setting the Add Chicken modifier as an actual item will allow for it to route to the Hot Station for preparations.