Transfer Between Stock Containers


Transfer merchandise between stock (receiving) containers. This new functionality must allow the transfer between two containers, the origin or source container, to target container, updating the transferred quantity in each container.

The two containers must have the same stock type and they must belong to the same operation flow.

If an article is managed with expeiration date, there’s the possibility to transfer quantity to a container that have the same expiration date or if they are different, the target container’s expiration date will have the minimum expiration date of them. If one of the containers have a date lower that allowed, that container will not be considered and an error message will pop up.

The origin label is always manadtory, and the container must be available and in place to execute the task, no matter where’s the container in the warehouse wise.

The target label is mandatory, if the operation assigned to the origin container, has defined that the label is anonymous, if not, the target container label is not mandatory, which the system will produce and print through the access of label numbering.

It is possible to transfer a complete container to another one, or just the selected articles in the container, eitherway the quantity considered to transfer is only the available one, i.e, “Available Quantity” must be higher than “Reserved Quantity”.

This functionality is “On Demand”, which means that only users that are allowed, through RF menu permissions, will be capable to perform it.

RF Main Menu

This functionality is “On Demand”, which menas that only allowed users will have permission to perform it. The action “TRANSF.BETWEEN CONTAINERS” is available on the menu action “MNVAPRFS7A” (MISCELLANEOUS).

Declare labels

To begin the process of transfer, the origin label is mandatory and the container assign to it must be available and in place, no matter where in the warehouse. The target label instead is mandatory only if in the operation definition the “Label anonymous” is set, which means the user must supply the label since it must be already printed. If the target label is not assigned to a container, a new one will be created and allocated.

Both containers must have the same stock type and the same operation flow. The expiration date control is made considering the definition made on AL118, which have two choices:

  • both contianer must have the same expiration date (4090)
  • the target label will keep the minimum expiration date of the two containers (4100)

Either way, in both cases both containers must have valid expiration dates to perform the transfer process.

If the totality of container is chosen, all articles in the origin container will be transferred to the target container, which will be updated considering all the validations written so far.

If the user does not supply the target label and the operation definition is not “Label anonymous”, the system will get a number for the label, and print it. If in AL118 is defined to confirm the new label, the user must supply the “just new printed” label to continue the process. This validation is needed to check that the user will transfer the goods to the right container.

Declare Article to Transfer

In the following screen, the user can supply the article code, or the article barcode, which will be decoded. The article must be in the origin container and must have available quantity to be considered. In the previous screen, on the declaration of labels, if the origin container only has one valid (with available quantity) article, this screen won’t appear and the user can declare the quantitis to transfer immediatly.

If the user cannot suplpy the article code or the barcode, he still can list all the valid (articles with available quantity) articles present on origin container, for that he must select the menu option “Article List”. This list will display all the valid articles present on container, so user can choose the next one to transfer.

The list is displayed under links so the user can click directly on the article to transfer.

There are a menu option to “End” the transfer process that will end the work unit.

Declare Quantities to Transfer

Finally on this screen the user must supply the quantites from the selected article that he want to transfer. If the operation predicts to supply the second quantity, the field will be displayed and it will be mandatory. The quantities the user suplpy are request on the unit of measure defined for the operation assigned to the article’s flow.

The user must supplly a quantity equal or less than the available quantity present in the container. When all quantity, from all articles are transferred, the origin container will no more be available and the work unit ends.

When the user declares a quantity, the next action can be one of the following:

  • if the container only have a valid article, it will be showned to transfer; the user can end the work unit whenever he wants.
  • if the container have more than one valid article, the screen to declare article will be showned; the user can end the work unit whenever he wants.
  • if the user declares all the quantity of an article and the container has no more articels, so the work unit will end.