Multi Article Containers


This development was created improve two aspects from WPMS. First when we put away multi article containers and second when we preform the let downs.

In this development we made possible put away expedition containers when executed. This mean after executed we can change the expedition container from the shipment place to a buffer place.

All the multi article containers it will be put away in buffer places, this means the picking place it will stay assigned to just one article.

Create multi article put away determinations.

Global Application -> Application -> Warehouse Management -> Operational Definitions -> Determinations On Allocation of Multi-item Containers [AL380]

To put away this containers we need a set of rules. To create this set of rules we gone need click in the button add .

Here we can create our rules.

  • Site → Here we should fill the Warehouse where this rule apply.
  • Sequence → This field should be fill in a sequential way. So to the same Site we can’t have 2 sequences with the same value

To the system could make the right space determinations, it will be needed to fill the fields in this box.

Is not mandatory fill any of this fields, and we advise to create a rule without any of this fields fill, in this way we gone have a default rule.

In the next box the system is gone find where this rule should be used, and how is used

All the fields in this box are mandatory.

Priority → This field is gone set the priority of the rule, where the smallest value means high priority

Class of use → Here we can set the rule to stock containers, expedition containers or for both

Allocation rule → The allocation rule to put away the containers

Space Type, Space → This it will be the reference space.

After we create all the rules the system when is going to try put away the container this way:

  1. The system is going the get all the articles from the container, and also the containers settings
  2. The system is going to get all the rules for multi article containers
  3. Now the system is going try to match the articles and container definitions, with the rules we create.
  4. With all the matches the system is going to choose the one with the priority value smaller.

New and changed reports.

Global Application -> Application -> Warehouse Management -> Containers Management -> Transfer the Container to Another Place [AL043].

In this report it will be possible transfer expedition containers to another place. Is not possible transfer the container to picking places, the expedition containers just can be placed in buffer places.

Global Application -> Application -> Warehouse Management -> Containers Management -> Containers by picking Space Summary [AL053].

In this report we just add a new column where we show the amount of expedition containers in the space.

Global Application -> Application -> Warehouse Management -> Containers Management -> Warehouse Spaces by Sequence [AL054].

In this report it was removed the column with the articles, and now show all the containers presents in the space.

To see the articles present in the container you should click in the . To hide again the articles you should click in the same button.

Global Application -> Application -> Warehouse Management -> Other Movements -> Spaces Cycle Counting [AL073].

In this report we add an image like is showing above to advise the user that in this space we have expeditions containers and we can’t make cycle counting to this place.

Global Application -> Application -> Warehouse Management -> Containers Management -> All Containers in Spaces [AL381].

Here we can check all the expedition and stock containers there are in the chosen space.

Put away expedition containers

Global Application -> Application -> Warehouse Management -> Goods Issue -> Delivery Docks [AL063].

s in this report where we can put away the expeditions containers. To do that we just need click in the button . Also we need to have the document 49 defined to create work units, this is mandatory to put away expeditions containers, to have a work unit.

To transfer again the containers to the dock we have two ways:

  1. With transport planing, just go to the tours transaction and force a space to the tour.
  2. Without transport planing in the detail of AL063 choose the dock and save.

Cycle Counting

When we are making a cycle counting to a multi article container the system will ask to the quantities for all the articles in the container.

It will not be possible create cycle counting to the spaces where we have expedition containers.

Let Downs

When the system creates a new let down to a container, this container is just defined multi article container just in the case there are two or more articles in the container with quantities.

The let downs to this kind of containers it will be always by book quantity or specific quantity, and the containers just come back to the buffer if at least there is one article still with quantities.

When we start the let down the system checks if we have a container with more than one article. And then the system goes work in the follow way:

1 → If there are more let downs to the same container we going to join all the work units to our work unit.

2 → To all the articles in the container we need to check if in the report AL077 logistic definitions, is define to violate the extracting rule.

3 → We gone find the created let downs to the other articles in the container with the selected field to violate the extracting rule.

4 → Transfer the book quantities from the other containers to our container, we transfer the most quantity we can, if we couldn’t transfer all the quantity that container will be a let down with the remain quantity. If all the quantity is transfer the other container it change the status to in place.

5 → Our work unit will do all the let downs to all the articles we transfer the quantities.