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19. Picking flows

When pick lists are generated on the office level, they are immediately available on the shopfloor.
Pick lists can be created from:

  • Sales order
  • Sales reserve invoice
  • Inventory transfer request (if the source warehouse is a PMX warehouse)
  • Production order

The picking can be concluded based on a single pick list or a wave which is a group of pick list.

Produmex provides specialized flows for the picking:

  • Picking: The picking is performed based on a wave and the operator is forced to pick the allocated stock.
  • Multi-picking: The picking is performed based on multiple pick lists or a wave and the operator is forced to pick the allocated stock. One movable location is assigned to a pick list. After each picking, the operator will need to confirm the moveable location where the stock needs to be stored.
  • Prepare carts: This flow can be used for orders where items can be picked into one or more carton boxes (or logistic carriers) in which the items will be shipped.
    The flow is based on a wave and makes it possible to assign more than one carton box and more than one movable location to each pick list in the selected wave. Besides, during the flow an SSCC number is added to each carton box.
  • Zone-picking: The picking is performed based on a wave. Only the items in the current zone are listed for the operator.
  • Ad hoc picking: The input of the picking can be a pick list or a route. No stock will be allocated for the pick list, the operator can select from the available items. Customer collects can be confirmed in this flow.
  • Picking for production and Pick list for production: The picking is performed based on a single production order.

As long as goods are not loaded, they can be unpicked with the Undo picking flow.

19.1. Picking

19.1.1. Select a wave

Select a wave from the list.
When there is no custom wave description added on the pick list controller, the following information is displayed for waves:

  • Wave number
  • Customer card code and name
  • Shipping address

If the wave contains pick lists for multiple customers, then the following information is displayed by default:

  • [number of the pick list proposal] pick list number

The sorting of the pick lists is based on the ‘Wave order by’ setting on the pick list controller.

Pick lists will be listed if the following verifies:

  • The status is ’Not Ready’, ’Ready’, ’Partially Ready’ or ’Partially Picked’
  • The pick list is not customer collect
  • The ‘Use for Production?’ option is not enabled for the pick list type
  • Stock locking for pick lists is not disabled on the General Settings tab of the OSE
  • The ‘Use for picking’ option is checked for the pick list type

In case you have defined the name of your customized view on the Picklist controller (see section Picking/Multi-picking), the pick lists will be filtered on the basis of your view settings and those waves will be listed which meet the criteria defined in your view settings.

After the wave has been selected, all pick lists in the wave with the status ‘Not Ready’ or ‘Partially Ready’ will be converted to ‘Ready’ status. If the Picking: Make pick list ready for selected line? (Y/N) option is enabled on the pick list controller, then the system does not change the pick list status until a pick list line is selected. For more information about pick list statuses and inventory locks please see: Stock allocation algorithm

When the ‘Auto select the wave?’ option is set to true on the pick list controller, the system will automatically select the wave and only that wave will be shown on the screen.
When a wave is stared, it will be locked for the user.

Select a Wave

19.1.2. Remarks

If Pick and Pack remarks were added to the pick lists belonging to the selected wave, the remarks will be shown after the wave selection. Press the Ok button to acknowledge the remark.

Remarks

19.1.3. Select item to pick

Select the item to pick. Items from the pick list with open quantity are listed on the screen.
The items to pick are sorted based on the ’Pick items order by’ setting on the pick list controller. Displayed information:

  • Source location
  • Quantity to pick
  • Item code - description - barcode
  • SSCC number
  • Batch number
  • Best Before Date

If the 'Allow to select the item to pick?' setting is not enabled on the pick list controller, the system will automatically start the picking with the first item on the list.

If the 'Picking: Make pick list ready for selected line? (Y/N)' option is enabled on the pick list controller, the status of the line is only set to ‘Ready’ and the system only allocates stock for the line after the item on the line is selected on the scanner. The status of the other pick list lines is not changed until the user selects the item on the pick list line.

Select item

19.1.4. Identify moveable location

To pick onto a moveable location, scan it or select it form a list after pressing the Select moveable location button. For more information please see: 4.2. With moveable location

To pick without a moveable location, press the No moveable location button. For more information please see: 4.3. Without moveable location

To pick onto an existing logistic unit, press the Enter SSCC button. For more information please see: 4.4. Picking onto an existing logistic unit

If the wave is for multiple customers, the user is forced to pick onto a moveable location. The No moveable location and the Enter SSCC button is not shown on the screen.

Moveable location

19.1.4.1. No moveable location defined for the warehouse

If there is no moveable location defined in the warehouse, the system displays this screen instead.

To scan an existing SSCC, press the Enter SSCC button.
To create a new SSCC, press the New SSCC button.

Select task

19.1.4.2. With moveable location

Scan the moveable location or select it from a list after pressing the Select moveable location button.
The moveable location will be automatically selected if the ‘Auto selection of moveable location during picking?’ option is set to true on the pick list controller.
Picking onto a moveable location allows the operator to pick multiple orders and pack them onto a logistic carrier at another location (packing station). After the picking has been completed, the status of the pick list will be converted to ’Picked’. The stock will be ready for shipping after it went through the packing process.

19.1.4.3. Without a moveable location

Press the No moveable location button to proceed without a moveable location.
When no moveable location is used during the picking, the status of the pick list will be converted to ‘Packed’ automatically after the picking was completed, except when the option ‘Always status picked?’ is set to true for the pick list type.

19.1.4.3.1. Select an existing logistic unit

When there is a picked logistic unit with an open pick list for the same customer and ship to address, the system will ask whether to continue the picking onto an existing logistic unit or start a new one.

By default only the open logistic units on the same loading dock and for the same customer are listed. When the ‘Allow multiple customers on SSCC?’ option is set to true on the pick list controller, logistic units for other customers are listed too.

Scan the SSCC of an existing logistic unit or press the New logistic unit button to pick onto a new logistic unit.

If the ‘Only pick on 1 SSCC?’ option is enabled on the pick list controller and there are already items picked for the given pick list, then the system automatically selects the last logistic unit started for the pick list and skips the screen.

19.1.4.3.2. Select a logistic carrier

When starting a new logistic unit for the picking, the system will ask whether to pick onto a logistic carrier or not.
Scan the logistic carrier or select it from the list. To proceed without a logistic carrier press the No logistic carrier button.

If there is no free stock of logistic carriers the system will automatically skip this screen.

19.1.4.4. Picking onto an existing logistic unit

When the ‘Allow to identify the SSCC to pick on?’ option is set to true on the pick list controller, an additional ‘Enter SSCC’ button is displayed on the screen. Press this button to identify the SSCC to pick on. On the next screen scan the SSCC.

Identify SSCC

19.1.5. Identify pick location/source SSCC

On the next screen identify the pick location or the source SSCC.

19.1.5.1. Identify pick location

Scan the location code or select the location from a list after pressing the Select location button. Only the proposed location can be selected.

Press the Other tasks’ button to select another moveable location, to select alternate stock, to skip the item or to start a new logistic unit.

When the ‘Skip screen to identify the pick location? (Y/N)’ option is set to true on the pick list controller, the system will automatically proceed with the allocated pick location and goes to the Scan a product screen. Please see: 6. Identify product

Identify pick location

19.1.5.2. Scan an SSCC

The system will ask the user to scan the SSCC in the following scenarios:

  1. The ‘Force the user to pick full pallet?’ option is set to true on the pick list controller and the stock that needs to be picked is on a full pallet.
  2. The ‘Item picking: Force user to scan SSCC when stock is on SSCC?’ option is set to true on the pick list controller.

On the lower part of the screen the details of the product to pick is displayed:

  • Location code
  • Quantity to pick (uom)
  • Item code, description and barcode
  • Batch number
  • Best Before Date
  • SSCC number/Total quantity to pick

Only the proposed SSCC can be scanned otherwise the system will show an error message.

Scan SSCC

19.1.5.3. Other tasks

Press the Other mov .loc. button to continue the picking onto another moveable location.

When there is insufficient stock from the proposed item, batch or best before date, press the Alternate stock button. The system will show the alternatives the operator can pick.

If the Force first available batch on selecting alternate item? (Y/N) is set to true on the Picklist controller(section All, except Ad hoc picking), you can select an item only from the batch with the earliest expiry date that meets the shelf-life requirements.

When the total number of the item cannot be picked, press the Skip item button.

Task

If not picking onto a moveable location, instead of the Other mov. loc. button a Logistic unit is full button is displayed. The button is only visible if there already are items picked on to the logistic unit.
Press this button to finish the logistic unit and continue the picking onto another.

Task

19.1.5.3.1. Logistic unit is full

After pressing the Logistic unit is full button, confirm that the logistic unit is full.

Press No to proceed the picking onto the same logistic unit.

Press Yes to continue the picking onto another logistic unit. The logistic label will be printed. See: 9. Labels printed.
Then select a new logistic unit to continue picking the remaining number of items.

Logistic unit full

19.1.5.3.1.1. Capture weight

If the ‘Ask weight?’ or ‘Ask weight Sub SSCC?’ option is set to true on the Produmex pick list types user table for the pick list, and there is a scale defined under the shipping dock/packing line, the weight of the logistic unit can be measured on the connected scale after the logistic unit is finished.

Make sure that conversions between the units of measurements are set up correctly on the Units of Measure - Setup (OUOM) and Weight - Setup (OWGT) SBO standard tables.

  1. The measured weight. The UoM is the UoM defined for the scale. The number of decimals displayed depends on the scale accuracy.
    This field is automatically filled with the weight measured on the connected scale. It is possible to manually overwrite the measured weight.
    If the weight is manually added or the connection to the scale is lost, the value starts flickering in red.
  2. If the scale has a defined zero command, the ‘Zero’ button is displayed.
  3. If the scale has a defined tare command, the ‘Tare’ button is displayed.
  4. The code of the connected scale.
  5. If there are more than one scales defined under the dock/packing line, an additional ‘Switch scale’ button is displayed on the screen. Press this button to change the scale.
    On the next screen select the scale from the list. Every scale defined under the dock/packing line is listed. After switching the scale, the screen will use the chosen scale. After proceeding with the flow, and a new weight needs to be captured, the standard logic to choose a scale is used. This means that switching scale only switches the scale for the current weighing.
  6. SSCC number of the logistic unit.
  7. Theoretical weight: The theoretical weight is the sum of the weight of the items on the logistic unit. The item weight can be defined on the Sales tab of the Item Master Data.
  8. In the case of master SSCC’s, an additional Sub SSCC’s weight value is shown. The value is calculated as the sum of the measured weight of the Sub SSCC’s.
19.1.5.3.1.2. Enter dimensions

If the Ask weight?/ Ask weight Sub SSCC? option is enabled for the pick list type, and there is no scale defined under the shipping dock/packing line, the user has to enter the weight of the (sub) logistic unit after it is finished. The data will be stored on the PMX_LUID table. The unit of measure is the Default Weight UoM set on the Display tab of General Settings.

Based on the pick list type settings, the user might have to enter the dimension(s) of the (sub) logistic unit after it is finished.

When there are package dimensions defined on the Package Dimensions table, the user can select a predefined dimension instead of entering the length, the width and the height manually. The ’Select a package’ screen opens. On this screen every package dimension that is not cancelled is listed. Select a dimension from the list or press the ’Enter dimensions manually’ button.

When the ’Enter dimensions manually’ button is pressed or there are no package dimensions defined, the user has to enter the dimensions manually.

  • If the Ask length?/ Ask length Sub SSCC? option is enabled for the pick list type, the user has to enter the length of the (sub) logistic unit after the it is finished.
  • If the Ask width?/ Ask width Sub SSCC? option is enabled for the pick list type, the user has to enter the width of the (sub) logistic unit after the it is finished.
  • If the Ask height?/ Ask height Sub SSCC? option is enabled for the pick list type, the user has to enter the height of the (sub) logistic unit after the it is finished.

The data will be stored on the PMX_LUID table. The unit of measure is the Default Length UoM set on the Display tab of General Settings.

19.1.5.3.2. Alternate stock

After pressing the Alternate stock button, the system will propose alternate items to pick. All stock that can be allocated for the pick list will be listed. Displayed information:

  • Pick location
  • Quantity to pick
  • Item code, description and barcode
  • Batch number
  • Best Before Date
  • SSCC information

Select an item to pick and continue with the process.

When the ‘Alternate: Show locked quantity for current line?’ option is enabled on the pick list controller, the item that was locked for the pick list is also displayed on the list of alternate items.

When the ‘Copy batch number when selecting alternate item?’ option is enabled on the pick list controller, the system will copy the original proposed batch number to the selected alternate stock.

If the 'Ad hoc alternate item?' option is set to true on the pick list controller, instead of proposing alternate stock, the system will return to the ‘Scan an SSCC’ screen.
The user have to go through all the steps of stock identification. The user can scan or select anything, but in the background the system will validate the entered values. The system will only proceed if the identified stock is existing and can be used for picking.

19.1.5.3.3. Skip item

After pressing the Skip item button, select a reason why the full quantity cannot be picked. Every reason that can be used for picking will be listed.

Skip item

19.1.6. Identify product

Scan the product or select a product from a list after pressing the Select a product button. Every item on the pick location is listed.
When the ‘Disable selection of items’ option is set to true on the pick list controller, the item cannot be selected.

Displayed information:

  • Pick location
  • Quantity to pick
  • Item code, description, barcode
  • Batch number
  • Best Before Date
  • Total quantity to pick (sum of the open quantities of every item on the sales order)
  • SSCC number

Identify product

19.1.6.1. Select a batch number

When there are more than one batch of the item on the pick location, it has to be verified that the right batch is picked. When the product has been identified by scanning, the system will check that whether the batch and best before date information are included in the barcode. If it is, the system will automatically proceed with that batch and best before date and skips this screen.

Select the batch from the list. The following information is displayed on the screen:

  • Batch number
  • Second batch number
  • Best Before Date
  • Quality status.

Only the allocated batch can be selected.

If the ‘Auto select batch/BBD on picking?‘ option is set to true on the pick list controller, the system will automatically select the batch and will skip the screen automatically.

Select batch

19.1.7. Add quantity

After the product to pick has been identified, add the quantity to pick. For more information about the quantity adding screens see: Screens for entering additional information.

The number of the picked items can be modified, however there is a maximum limit:

  • When the quantity to pick is greater than the available quantity on the pick location, the operator cannot pick more than the available quantity.
  • When the quantity to pick is less than the available quantity on the pick location, the maximum limit is the open quantity to pick, unless the ‘Allow over picking’ option is set to true on the General settings tab.

Add quantity

19.1.8. Items are picked

After the quantity to pick has been defined, the picking of the item is concluded. The system message ‘The items are picked’ is displayed. Acknowledge the message by pressing the Ok button.

When there are still items to pick, the system goes back to the ‘Identify pick location’ screen. Please see: 5. Identify pick location/source SSCC

When there no more items to pick, the system will print the logistic label. Please see: 9. Labels printed

This screen can be skipped by the setting ‘Time to show ‘item is picked’ message?’ on the pick list controller.

When there are no more items to pick and the user was picking onto a moveable location or the option ‘Always status picked?’ is set to true for the pick list type, then the status of the pick list will be converted to ‘Picked’ otherwise the status will be ’Packed’.

If the status of the pick list is ’Packed’ and the ’Automatic shipping’ is set for the item on the sales order, then the item is automatically shipped and the sales/inventory delivery is created.

Items picked

19.1.9. Labels printed

After a pick list or a logistic unit is finished, the logistic label will be printed.
Displayed information:

  • Loading dock code
  • SSCC number
  • Customer code and name

Press Yes to reprint the label.
Press No to proceed with the picking.

Label printed

19.1.10. Count colli

When the ‘Count colli after picking’ checkbox is ticked on the ‘General’ tab of the Organizational Structure, a further check is applied in the end of the picking.

Enter the right number of the picked colli. The count is done in the inventory UoM.

Count colli

The number of the reties can be configured on the General settings too. If the operator enters the wrong number, the system issues a warning and displays the number of the remaining retries.

If the operator exceeds the number of retry attempts, the system closes the pick list and generates a new one for the sales order in question. (Because the pick list is closed, the locking will be removed from the stock.) The system also instructs the operator to move the picked items back.

Count colli

If there is ‘Location after incorrect count’ defined on the ‘General Settings’ tab of the Organizational Structure, the system will move the picked items to that location.
If there is no location after incorrect count defined, the picked stock will remain on the dock.

Count colli

19.2. Multi picking

19.2.1. Scan the picklist number

Scan the picklist number. A picklist can be scanned if the following verifies:

  • The status of the pick list is status ‘Not Ready’, ‘Partially Ready’, ‘Ready’ or ‘Partially Picked’
  • The ‘Use for Production?’ option is not enabled for the pick list type

After the user scanned the pick list, the system identifies the wave.

If the ‘Use for multi picking’ option is not set for the pick list type of the pick list, it cannot be picked in the multi picking flow. When picking a wave that contains such pick lists, the user has to scan these pick list among the other pick lists, but these pick list will not be taken into account when the system list the items to pick.

If the ’Multi picking: Allow to select wave?’ option is enabled on the Pick List Controller, the wave can be selected from a list.

Scan pick list

19.2.2. Identify moveable location

Identify the moveable location. Only moveable locations from the same warehouse as the pick list can be scanned. The scanned moveable location will be assigned to the pick list. One moveable location can only have one pick list assigned.

Displayed information:

  • Scanned pick list number
  • Moveable location code (if the pick list already has an assigned moveable location

If the ‘Multi picking: Set movable location at start of picking? (Y/N)’ option is set to true on the pick list controller, the system identifies the wave after the first pick list is scanned and automatically proceeds to the Select item to pick screen.
The moveable location will be assigned to the pick list after the first item from the pick list is picked.

Moveable location

19.2.2.1. Scan the next pick list (wave with multiple pick list)

Scan the next pick list number. A pick list can be scanned if it is in the same wave as the first scanned pick list.

Displayed information:

  • The sequence number/Number of pick list in the wave. Only pick list in the wave can be scanned.

Scan next

19.2.2.2. Scan the next pick list (new wave)

Scan the next pick list number or press the Done button to start picking the scanned pick lists.
A pick list can be scanned if it is linked to the same warehouse as the first scanned pick list.

Displayed information:

  • The sequence number of the pick list. There is no limit for the number of pick lists.

Scan next

19.2.3. Remarks

If Pick and Pack remarks were added to the pick lists, the remarks will be shown after pressing the Done button or scanning every pick list. Press the Ok button to acknowledge the remark.

Remarks

19.2.4. Select item to pick

After pressing the Done button, or after scanning every pick list in the wave, the list of the items to pick is displayed. Every item from the scanned pick lists that is not yet picked is listed.

Displayed information:

  • Proposed pick location
  • Quantity to pick
  • Item code – description – barcode
  • SSCC number
  • Batch number
  • Best Before Date

If the ’Allow to select the item to pick?’ setting is not enabled on the pick list controller, the system will automatically start the picking with the first item on the list.

Select item

19.2.5. Identify pick location

On the bottom of the screen the picking data is displayed:

  • Pick location
  • Quantity to pick
  • Item code - description - barcode
  • Batch number
  • Best Before Date
  • SSCC number
  • Total quantity to pick

Scan the pick location or select it from a list after pressing the Select location button.

To perform other tasks, press the Other tasks button.

When the ‘Skip screen to identify the pick location? (Y/N)’ option is set to true on the pick list controller, the system will automatically proceed with the allocated pick location and goes to the Scan a product screen. Please see: 7. Identify product

ick location

19.2.5.1. Other tasks

Press the Other tasks button to perform the following actions:

Other task

19.2.6. Scan a product

After the product to pick has been identified, add the quantity to pick. For more information about the quantity adding screens see: Screens for entering additional information.

The number of the picked items can be modified, however there is a maximum limit:

  • When the quantity to pick is greater than the available quantity on the pick location, the operator cannot pick more than the available quantity.
  • When the quantity to pick is less than the available quantity on the pick location, the maximum limit is the open quantity to pick, unless the ‘Allow over picking’ option is set to true on the General settings tab.

Add quantity

19.2.7. Add quantity

After the product to pick has been identified, add the quantity to pick. For more information about the quantity adding screens see: Screens for entering additional information.

The number of the picked items can be modified, however there is a maximum limit:

  • When the quantity to pick is greater than the available quantity on the pick location, the operator cannot pick more than the available quantity.
  • When the quantity to pick is less than the available quantity on the pick location, the maximum limit is the open quantity to pick, unless the ‘Allow over picking’ option is set to true on the General settings tab.

Add quantity

19.2.8. Identify movable location or destination SSCC
19.2.8.1 Identify movable location

Identify the movable location to pick onto. Only the movable location assigned to the picklist can be scanned or selected.

On the bottom of the screen the following information is displayed:

  • Code of the movable location
  • Quantity to pick
  • Item code – description – barcode
  • SSCC number
  • Total quantity to pick

Moveable location

19.2.8.2 Identify the destination SSCC

In case there is an SSCC assigned in the Prepare carts flow, at this point you can scan the destination SSCC so that you can make sure that the items are in the right box.

On the screen you can see the SSCC number to be scanned and the movable location is also displayed.

With this step the status of the items becomes packed. You can start a Consolidated packing flow to double check the content of the boxes or the stock can go a through a shipping process immediately.

It is possible, through custom development, that multiple boxes are prepared for one pick list. If there are multiple boxes and it is not exactly defined what needs to be stored in which box, you will see a list of SSCC’s on the screen and you need to scan one of them.

19.2.9. Items are picked

After every item was picked, the system goes back to the ‘Scan the pick list number’ screen.

Because in the multi-picking flow it is mandatory to pick onto a moveable location, the status of the pick list after the picking will always be ‘Picked’ and the stock has to go through packing before it can be shipped.

Item picked

19.3. Prepare carts

The Prepare Carts flow can used be for orders where items can be picked into one or more carton boxes in which the items will be shipped.
The flow is based on a wave and makes it possible to assign more than one carton box and more than one movable location to each pick list in the selected wave. Besides, during the flow an SSCC number is added to each carton box.
Prepare Carts configuration: Configuration Guide / 5.1.3.44. Picklist controller / Prepare carts

The flow prepares the carton boxes for the Multi-picking flow. With the end of the Prepare Carts flow the operator needs to start a multi-picking flow to pick the items into the carton boxes. Due to the SSCC numbers added to the boxes in the Prepare Carts flow, the operator will know which items should be picked into which carton box.

As the carton boxes are the final destinations of the items, no packing process is needed. When the operator finishes the multi-picking flow, the stock can go through the necessary shipping flow. If a packing step is needed to double check the content of the box, the setting Always pick to status picked on the pick list type needs to be enabled (SAP Tools > Default forms > Produmex pick list types (PMX_PLTY)). This will allow users to perform a packing step to double check the content in a Consolidated packing flow (keeping SSCC number). That packing step can only fully confirm the content or reject it.

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Picklist proposalPicklistSelect a waveSelect a picklistSelect a logistic carrierScan an SSCCSelect a movable locationSelect another logistic carrier and movable locationSelect another picklistWave has been preparedMulti-picking

To start the flow, press the Sales button on your fat client, then select Prepare Carts.

19.3.1. Select a wave

Select a wave from the list.

The order of the pick lists is based on the Wave-order by setting on the picklist controller.

When there is no custom wave description added on the pick list controller, the following information is displayed about the waves:

  • Wave number
  • Customer card code and name
  • Shipping address

If the wave contains pick lists for multiple customers, the fat client displays the numbers of the picklist proposals on the left-hand side and the wave number on the right-hand side.

Select a wave

19.3.2. Select a picklist

Select a picklist from the list.

The order of the picklists is based on the Pick list–Order by setting on the picklist controller.

The picklists belonging to the selected wave will be listed if they have not been prepared yet, or if there is no movable location assigned to them.

Select a picklist

19.3.3. Select a logistic carrier

Select a logistic carrier (carton box or pallet) by scanning the necessary barcode. (Barcodes are defined in the Item Master Data).

Alternatively, you can tap Select item and select the appropiate logistic carrier from the list.

Tap No logistic carrier if you do not use any logistic carrier or logistic carriers are not recorded in the system.

Select a logistic carrier

In case you scan the wrong barcode, you will see the following message:

Error message

19.3.4. Scan an SSCC

Scan the SSCC number of the logistic carrier if it already exists or tap New SSCC and the system will generate a new one.

In case you wish to use the New SSCC option, please make sure that in the Organizational structure settings:

  1. you add the DefaultPickingPrepareCartNewSSCCLabel report to your report list (see Configuration Guide / 5.1.5. Reports) and
  2. you set up the print event of Picking: Prepare cart: New SSCC created (see Configuration Guide / 5.1.6. Print events).

Error message

19.3.5. Select a movable location

Select a movable location.

Only those movable locations can be selected which are not assigned to picklists with status Not ready, Partially ready, Ready, Partially Picked.

On the screen you will see the SSCC number as well.

Select a movable location

In case you select the wrong movable location, you will see the following message:

Error message

19.3.6. Select another logistic carrier and movable location

It is possible, through custom development, that a pick list is defined to have multiple Picking logistic units. In this case you need to assign another logistic carrier and another movable location to this particular picklist, therefore you will be navigated back to step 3. Select a logistic carrier and you need go through steps 3-5 again (Select a logistic carrier, Scan an SSCC, Select a movable location).
Please note that in this case you will have to select a new movable location which is not in use.

19.3.7. Select another picklist

In case you have more than one picklist in the selected wave, you will be navigated back to step 2. Select a picklist and you need to go through steps 2-5 again (Select a picklist, Select a logistic carrier, Scan an SSCC, Select a movable location).
Please note that you will have to select a new movable location which is not in use.

19.3.8. Wave has been prepared

In case you have no more picklist in the flow, you will be informed that the wave has been prepared. Tap OK and start a Multi picking flow to pick the necessary items into the right boxes.

Error message

19.4. Zone picking

In the zone picking flow the picking is performed based on a wave. Only the items in the current zone are listed for the operator.

19.4.1. Select a wave

Select a wave from the list. Every wave that contains at least one pick list that verifies the following criteria is listed:

  • The status is ’Not Ready’, ’Ready’, ’Partially Ready’ or ’Partially Picked’
  • The pick list is not customer collect
  • The ‘Use for zone picking’ option is enabled for the pick list type
  • The ‘Use for Production?’ option is not enabled for the pick list type
  • Stock locking for pick lists is not disabled on the 'General Settings' tab of the Organizational Structure

Wave

When the ‘Only show completely unlocked waves in case of zone picking?’ option is set to true on the on the pick list controller, only waves not locked by a user will be listed.

When there is no custom wave description added on the pick list controller, the following information is displayed for waves with multiple pick list:

  • [number of the picklist proposal] pick list number

If the wave contains only one pick list, then the following information is displayed by default:

  • Wave number
  • Customer card code and name
  • Shipping address

When the ‘Auto select the wave?’ option is set to true on the on the pick list controller, the system will automatically select the wave, and only the selected wave is shown on the screen.

19.4.2. Select a zone

Scan the zone or select it from the list. The zones containing the allocated pick locations are listed if the ‘Use for zone picking’ option is enabled for the zone.

Zone

19.4.3. Select an item to pick

Select an item to pick. Every item that has to be picked from the selected zone are listed.

Displayed information:

  • Pick location
  • Quantity to pick
  • Item code - description - barcode
  • Batch number
  • Best before date

When the ‘Consolidate items to pick?’ option is set to true on the pick list controller, items with the same batch number/best before date/quality status/location … will be picked in one action.

Item

Continue the picking as described in the picking flow.
When the product to pick has been identified, the system locks it. If another user scans or selects the product, an error message will appear.

If the ‘Lock wave by zone/user (Zone picking)’ option is enabled on the pick list controller, every item to pick will be locked for the current user after the first product has been identified in the zone picking flow.

19.5. Ad hoc picking

To start the picking, press the Ad hoc picking button. The button can be reached via the path: Sales > Ad hoc picking.

Select a pick task.

  • To pick for a customer collect pick list, press the Customer collect button.
  • To pick based on a pick list, press the Pick list button.
  • To pick based on a route, press the Route button.

Task

19.5.1. Customer collect

19.5.1.1. Select a pick list

Scan or select a pick list.
Only customer collect pick list will be listed. (Customer collect can be configured on the extended Shipping type form.)

Displayed information:

  • Shipping ID
  • Pick list number
  • Customer code, description and barcode
  • Due date
  • User(s)

Started pick lists are indicated with red background.
Multiple users can work on the same pick list. Pick list

19.5.1.2. Remarks

If Pick and Pack remarks were added to the pick list, the remark will be shown after selecting the pick list. Press the Ok button to acknowledge the remark. Remarks

19.5.1.3. Select task

Press the Pick items button to pick the items.
Press the Confirm goods button to confirm one by one that the products are loaded.
Press the Confirm all picked goods button to confirm that the products are loaded in one step. Task

19.5.1.3.1. Pick items

Please see: 2.2. Pick list

After an item has been picked, the user can select the following tasks:

  • Press the Go to customer button to go back to the 'Select a pick list' screen
  • Press the Pick more items button to continue the picking

Task

19.5.1.3.2. Confirm goods

Scan or select a product to pack and press the right arrow button. Every picked item from the pick list is displayed on the list.

Press the Stop confirmation button to stop the loading and go back to the ‘Select a task’ screen.

Product confirmation

Confirmation
Press Yes to confirm that all products have been loaded. The system will go back to the ‘Select a product to confirm’ screen.
Press No to check the SSCC and the quantity during the confirmation. On the following screen scan or select the SSCC. Then add the item quantity the customer collected.

Displayed information:

  • Code of the loading dock
  • Item code, description and barcode
  • Quantity to load

Confirmation

19.5.1.3.3. Confirm all picked goods

Confirm all picked goods in one step.

Press the Yes button to confirm that all picked items have been loaded. The system will close the pick list and will create the sales delivery.
Press the No button to go back to the ‘Select task’ screen without confirming the loading.

Pack

19.5.2. Pick list

19.5.2.1. Select a pick list

Scan or select a pick list from the list. Every open pick lists verifying to the following criteria are listed:

  • Not linked to a route
  • Not customer collect
  • The ‘Use for Production?’ option is not enabled for the pick list type
  • The ‘Use for ad hoc picking’ option is enabled for the pick list type

Pick lists belonging to a started wave are indicated with red color.

Displayed information:

  • Shipping ID
  • Pick list number
  • Customer code, description and barcode
  • Due date
  • User(s)

Pick list

19.5.2.2. Remarks

If Pick and Pack remarks were added to the pick list, the remark will be shown after selecting the pick list. Press the Ok button to acknowledge the remark.

Remark

19.5.2.3. Select a product

Scan or select product from the list. Every item from the pick list with open quantity to pick is listed.

Displayed information:

  • Possible pick locations
  • Item code, description and barcode
  • Quantity to pick

The Logistic unit is full button is only available when there are products already picked onto the logistic unit.

If the Ad hoc picking: Keep picking same item? option is set to true on the pick list controller, the user can only pick the next item after picking the full quantity of an item.

Next item

Logistic unit is full
After pressing the Logistic unit is full button, confirm that the logistic unit is full.

Press the Yes button to confirm that the logistic unit is full. The logistic label will be printed and the picking will be continued onto another logistic unit.
Press the No button to continue the picking onto the same logistic unit. The system will go back to the Select a product screen.

Logistic unit full

19.5.2.4. Select a loading dock

When the ‘Choose dock on ad hoc picking?’ option is set to true on the pick list controller, the loading dock can be selected.
Please note: During a customer collect, this setting is not taken into account and a loading dock cannot be selected.

Location

19.5.2.5. Scan SSCC or location

Scan the source SSCC or pick location.

Press the Skip item button to skip the item. On the next screen, select a reason for not picking the full stock.
Press the No SSCC button if the products to pick have no SSCC. This button is not displayed when the ‘Ad hoc: Force to scan SSCC?’ option is set to true on the pick list controller.

Displayed information:

  • Possible pick locations
  • Item code, description and barcode
  • Quantity to pick

During a customer collect, when the ‘Auto move SSCC on a customer-collected related move’ option is enabled on the pick list controller, the complete SSCC is automatically moved to the dock.

SSCC

Scan a location
Scan a location or select it form a list. Every location in the warehouse with available stock of the item will be listed.
Based on the ‘Reason requirements when skipping first location (Ad hoc picking)’ setting on the pick list controller, a reason might be required when selecting other location than the first suggested.

Displayed information:

  • Possible pick locations: sorted based on Stock allocation
  • Item code, description, barcode
  • Quantity to pick

Location

Scan a product
Scan the barcode or select the product from a list after pressing the Select a product button.

Scan product

19.5.2.6. Enter the number of items

Add the quantity to pick. For more information about the quantity adding screens see: 4.3.4. Screens for entering additional information.

By default the quantity will be one, but when the ‘Ad hoc: Auto fill quantity?’ option is set to true on the pick list controller, the default quantity will be the quantity to pick.

Quantity

Not enough free stock
When the free stock of the item on the selected location is less than the added quantity to pick, the following message is displayed:
’There is not enough free stock. Please enter a new quantity.’

Acknowledge the message by pressing the Ok button. The system will go back to the ’Enter the number of items’ screen.

Not enough free stock

19.5.3. Route

Scan or select a route from the list.
Every open route that contains at least one pick list will be listed.

Displayed information:

  • Route date
  • Route number
  • Route description (Template code)

Route

19.5.3.1. Select a pick list

Select a pick list from the list. Every open pick list linked to the route are listed.
The sorting of the routes depends on the ‘Route picking pick list order by’ setting on the pick list controller.

Displayed information:

  • Shipping ID
  • Pick list number
  • Customer name and address
  • Due date

After the pick list has been selected, proceed with the picking as described in 2.2. Pick list.

Select pick list

19.6. Undo picking

With the ’Unpick products’ flow it is possible to correct the picking by unpicking picked/packed goods that are not yet loaded.

Select pick listScan SSCCIdentify product(s)Scan destination location or SSCCSelect reasonProcess unpicking

19.6.1. Initiate the flow

To initiate the flow, press the ’Undo picking’ button in the Sales menu.

Undo picking

19.6.2. Select pick list

Select the pick list from the list. A pick list is listed if its status is ’Partially Packed’ or ’Packed’. Displayed information on the screen:

  1. Pick list proposal number
  2. Pick list number
  3. Customer – Ship to Address

Select a pick list

19.6.3. Scan SSCC

Scan the SSCC. Only SSCC’s verifying the following criteria can be scanned:

  • The logistic unit is picked/packed for the selected pick list
  • The logistic unit is not yet loaded

SSCC’s that verify this criteria are listed on the screen. The logistic units are sorted based on the SSCC number.

Scan an SSCC

19.6.4. Identify product(s)

Press the ‘Undo picking for all items’ button to unpick every product from the selected SSCC. The system proceeds to the 5. Scan destination location screen.

Scan the barcode of the product or select it from a list after pressing the ‘Select a product’ button. Only products that are on the logistic unit can be scanned or selected.

When unpicking a mono pallet, the system skips this screen and automatically proceeds to the next screen.

Scan a product

If the selected item/item on the mono pallet is managed by batches and there is more than one batch on the logistic unit, select the batch as well. Every batch of the selected item that is on the logistic unit is listed on the screen.

On the next screen enter the quantity. For more information about entering the quantity please see: 4.3.4. Screens for entering additional information. The quantity to unpick cannot exceed the open quantity on the logistic unit.

19.6.5. Scan destination location or SSCC

To move the unpicked products to an existing logistic unit, scan the logistic unit. If the scanned SSCC is not in stock, identify the destination location on the next screen.
To create a new logistic unit, press the ‘New SSCC’ button then identify the destination location as described below.
To move the selected products without changing the logistic unit, scan or select a location from a list.

Please note: When moving a partial pallet without creating a new SSCC, products will be moved without a linked SSCC.

19.6.5.1. With location suggestions

When location suggestions are enabled on the Location controller and for the warehouse, the default location is displayed on the screen, but the stock can be moved to any other active location in the warehouse. The default location will be the first suggested location and the list of the locations will be sorted according the logic described in 8. Location suggestions.

 Destination location - with location suggestions

19.6.5.2. Without location suggestions

When location suggestions are not enabled on the Location controller, an additional ‘Select empty location button’ is displayed on the screen.

  • Press the ‘Select location’ button the see the list of the active locations from the warehouse of the pick list.
  • Press the ‘Select empty location’ button to see the list of the empty active locations from the warehouse of the pick list.

Destination location - without location suggestions

19.6.6. Select reason

Select a reason from the list. Every reason that can be used for picking is listed.

Select a reason

When creating a new SSCC the ’Warehouse: a new LU has been created (700)’ print event is triggered and the logistic label is printed after the reason is selected.

19.6.7. Process unpicking

After the unpicking is processed, the pick list lines in question are updated and the inventory lockings are removed.

If the total quantity on the pick list line is unpicked, the system adds the reason to the pick list line then closes it.
If the pick list line is partially unpicked, the ‘Open’ and ‘Picked’ quantity is decreased by the unpicked quantity. The unpicked quantity is added on a closed line that contains the selected reason.

After the pick list is updated, the unpicked products are moved to the selected location.

Items are unpicked

implementation/wms/picking_flows.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/07 09:24 by vise