A scope is what defines the analysis (=unit of analysis) or the tender (=bid package). What is a forwarder bidding on, what is the lowest level of granularity that defines my logistics flows.
I have regular freight from France to Germany with hazardous goods and non-hazardous goods. A scope definition could be that we divide the lanes in groups:
and then 2 goods categories (DG and non-DG) makes 6 groups on which a rate can be given / an analysis can be run.
In the Transmate platform, a scope can be used for:
Price list structures are often analog to the tendered scope, but that does not necessarily need to be the same. In the example above, a price list can have the lanes and DG formatted in a table that can be filled out for example, or can just list the lanes and define an additional charge for the dangerous goods.