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:
France to Germany north (identified as ranges of postal codes)
France to Germany middle (identified as ranges of postal codes)
France to Germany south (identified as ranges of postal codes)
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:
a freight tender
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.