Basic Settings for Dispatch Handling

This document describes how to set the parameters for dispatch handling.

Outcome

Settings are defined to enable you to control the following:

The dispatch settings control the dispatch for all orders that result in a stock issue.

The dispatch policy is stored in the MHDIPO table.

Before you start

No prerequisites except the basic settings for the warehouse structure.

Follow these steps

Basic settings

  1. Open 'Item. Connect Warehouse' (MMS002/G). Enter a value in the 'Warehouse equipment'.

    This field is used to separate picking lists when, for example, special equipment is required for an inventory issue.

    Warehouse equipment can also be specified for each location on the F panel in (MMS010). The separator used for the warehouse of the item has a higher priority than the separator on the location.

  2. Enter the stock zone on the E panel in (MMS010).

    Among other things, this controls which printer to use for the picking list.

  3. Open 'Stock Zone. Open' (MMS040/E). Enter values in the 'Printer', 'Picking team', and 'Sorting' fields.

    The 'Printer' field indicates the printer to use for the printout.

    The 'Picking team' field indicates a pick team connected to the stock zone. This will be connected to all picking lists created for the stock zone.

    The 'Sorting' field is used to determine the sorting order on picking lists created by manually entered location movements.

  4. Parameters in dispatch policy

    Open 'Dispatch Policy. Open' (MWS010/B). Set the panel sequence to BEFG.

    Browse through the panels. Read the field helps carefully before you define the parameters (fields).

  5. Settings for packaging

    The primary setting for how to perform packaging is set on the G panel in (MWS010) panel in the '240 Packing reporting method' field.

    Packing can be performed in two different ways:

    • Simple packing.

      Simple packing involves packages and weight only. You cannot predefine certain items for certain packages, etc.

      Set the '240 Packing reporting method' field to 1–'Manual simple packing'.

    • Advanced packing.

      Advanced packing is when all picking lines are packed in one or several packages, with defaults according to the table in 'Item. Connect Packaging' (MMS053).

      The advanced packing alternatives in the '240 Packing reporting method' field are:

      2–'Manual advanced packing'

      3–'Automatic advanced packing when picking list is moved to packing location' (delivery status must be 50)

      4–'Automatic advanced packing when picking list is printed'

      The packaging management settings are defined in these programs:

      'Packaging. Open' (MMS050)

      'Item. Connect Packaging' (MMS053)

      'Package Type. Open' (DRS080)

      The settings in these functions for controlling packing and packaging actions are described in Define Settings for Packing.

Parameters to set

Program ID/Panel Field The field indicates…

(MMS002/G)

(MMS010/F)

Warehouse equipment

… the warehouse equipment used inside a warehouse.

The information is used when special equipment is required for in–house movements of certain items, or to/from certain locations.

Warehouse equipment can be specified for each item/warehouse (MMS002/G) and location (MMS010/F). Out of these two, the item/warehouse has the highest priority.

Different warehouse equipment will create separate picking lists in M3 when, for example, special equipment is required to perform an inventory issue.

(MMS010/E) Stock zone

… the ID of a stock zone, which is used to divide a warehouse into different areas.

Picking list printers are connected to stock zones.

Wave picking lists are created by a combination of stock zone, warehouse equipment and item number.

(MMS040/E) Printer … the printer used to print the picking list.
(MMS040/E) Sorting

… the sorting order on picking lists created by manually entered location movements.

The valid alternatives are:

1–By location

2–By transportation flow stated for each location record in (MMS010).

Manual entry of location movement is performed in (MMS175) (moving a single balance ID to a new location), or (MMS180) (moving all balance IDs at a location to a new location).

(MWS010) Dispatch policy – All fields … the dispatch policy. Read the field helps carefully for further information.
Settings for Packing and Packaging
(MWS010/G) 240 Packing reporting method

… whether and how packing processing is used.

The valid alternatives are:

0–Packing not used

1–Manual simple packing

3–Automatic advanced packing when picking list is moved to packing location

4–Automatic advanced packing when picking list is printed.

  Packing and Packaging Actions The settings for how to control packing and packaging actions are described in Define Settings for Packing.
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