Order picking from license plate locations


The hotfix in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 3093049, that is planned to be released mid-October, enables order picking from license plate locations for raw material picking. This hotfix also introduces a policy that controls the status of the material line after raw material picking has been completed.

Order picking from license plate locations

For raw material picking, there are two picking principles: order picking and staging. The term order picking is used when the ordered quantity is being picked, whereas the term staging is used when the full quantity on the picked license plate is being moved. Up to now, only staging from license plate locations has been possible. However, this hotfix now makes it possible to configure which of the two principles should be used for raw material picking. This policy is controlled at the item level, where a new Material picking in license plate locations field has been added on the Warehouse management FastTab.

 

 

By default, when a new product is created, the value of this field is set to Order picking. When you apply this hotfix on a customer installation, it’s important to change the value of this field to Staging for the items that are picked. Typically, these are the items that have been stored at the license plate locations. 

Controlling the status on the material line after material put

A new Status after material put field has been added to the Inventory and warehouse management parameters.

The value of this field controls the status of the inventory transactions for the production material line after warehouse work for raw material picking has been completed. Up to now, the status has always been Picked.

 

The Picked status deducts physical on-hand inventory. However, feedback indicated that users expect to see the physical on-hand material at the input location after the warehouse work has been completed but not yet consumed by the production order. Therefore, it’s now possible to switch the Issue status between Picked and Reserved physical.

 

When you select Reserved physical, the material appears as physical on-hand (but reserved) inventory at the input location after warehouse work has been completed. Be aware that with this setting material is reserved at the location and dimensions above the location in the reservation hierarchy. If the material reserved for example has batch number below the location in the reservation hierarchy, then the batch number is not included in the reservation. In this case it will not be possible to backflush the material. If back-flushing is a requirement, then the batch number must above the location in the reservation hierarchy, because that will include the batch number in the reservation.

 

 

 


Comments (6)

  1. Kreskn says:

    Johan, this is excellent news, and a design coming very close to what my company needs to survive in a processing environment. Might I suggest you entertain leveraging the existing ROUNDING logic that exists in the Replenishment Work Templates.  This feature allows rounding picking into alternate handling units, regardless of existing License plate.

    This would allow someone trying to pick 1/2 a bottle of water for Production off a full Pallet of 100 bottles having only 1 License plate.  The result would be a pick of 1 bottle. the "Order Picking" quantity rounded up to the nearest handling unit. (Bottle)

    Dan B

  2. Wolfi Hauser says:

    Hi Johan - excellent News 😉

    Regards

    Wolfgang

  3. Rodrigo says:

    Hi Johan,

    When will be this hotfix available for download? I look for it at Lifecycle Services, but I can't find it.

    Thank you

  4. Johan Hoffmann says:

    @Rodrigo : We hope to release this HF by mid October

    @Krekn : Good to hear that this is useful for your business! I have the "over picking" scenario on my backlog. You could round up the consumption to whole bottles on your bill of material line, but I know it might introduce variances.

  5. Nicholas Cram says:

    This is a good step forward.  I personally would have preferred to have the Staging/Order picking on the Location directive, like other strategies, or even to reuse the existing "round up to full pallet" strategy currently used for replenishment.

  6. Nicholas Cram says:

    That was the same suggestion as the post from Kreskn!!!  Just realised what he meant 🙂

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