Goods Receiving with Two-Step Put-Away

This document explains how you set up and perform two-step put-away.

Once two-step put-away is activated, an extra step is added to the inbound goods flow. This step comes after stock receipt and before the stock is available to allocate for picking.

Each pending put-away is listed in 'Pending Put-Away. Process' (MWS460). The confirmation of the put-away confirms that the stock is in place, and checks that the location is the same as the expected location.

Staged two-step put-away: the received goods will be located at a receiving area, waiting to be directed to the correct put-away location during put-away confirmation.

Limitations

Outcome

Using two-step put-away:

Before you start

No prerequisites needed.

Settings for two-step put-away

  1. Start 'Number Series. Open' (CRS165). Number series 13P='Put away number' must be created.

  2. Start 'Stock Zone. Open' (MMS040/E) and select 1 in the 'Two-step put-away' field.

    Make sure that the location into which you will put the stock is connected to this two-step put-away stock zone.

  3. For requisition and distribution, start 'Req/Distr Order Type. Open' (CRS200) and select 1 in the '360 Two-step put-away' field.

  4. For manufacturing orders, start 'Manufacturing Order Type. Open' (PMS120) and select 1 the 'Two-step put-away' field.

  5. For purchase orders, start 'Goods Receiving Method. Open' (PPS345) and select 1 in the '140 Two-step put-away' field.

  6. CO-returns pending put-away is only controlled by stock zone 'Stock Zone. Open' (MMS040/E). See step 2.

Special settings for staged two-step put-away

If 'staged two-step put-away' is selected, the received goods will be located at a receiving area, waiting to be directed to the correct put-away location during put-away confirmation.

  1. In 'Stock Zone. Open' (MMS040/E), you can select either 1 or 2 in the 'Two-step put-away' field. However, this changes when you perform two-step put-away for goods that should be cross-docked. If you select 2 the goods will be put on the staging area. If you select 1 the goods will be placed on the defined cross-dock location.

  2. For requisition and distribution, start 'Req/Distr Order Type. Open' (CRS200) and select 2 in the '360 Two-step put-away' field.

  3. For manufacturing orders, start 'Manufacturing Order Type. Open' (PMS120) and select 2 in the 'Two-step put-away' field.

  4. For purchase orders, start 'Goods Receiving Method. Open' (PPS345) and select 2 in the '140 Two-step put-away' field.

  5. Start 'Number Series. Open' (CRS165). Number series 13P='Put-away number' must be created.

  6. The staging area (staging location) is defined in 'Warehouse. Open' (MMS005), in the 'To location' field.

Work with two-step put-away

When you have received the goods and have reported the put-away in M3 BE, each pending put-away is listed in 'Pending Put-Away. Process' (MWS460). Start this program.

  1. The view and sorting order are user-defined. For further details, refer to these documents:

    See Manage Views

    See Manage Sorting Orders

  2. You have to report that the stock is physically placed at the location in (MWS460). On the B panel, there are some options:

    Option 6='Print put-away label' (MWS450PF)

    'Option 16='Process' for processing of the put-away confirmation

    Option 2='Change' opens the E-panel, where you can change the new location, new quantity and pickers, as well as connect to a wave number before you report the physical put-away. The stock is allocable when the reporting is complete.

  3. If you have opened the E-panel by option 2='Change', you can select F15='New location'. Then the correct put-away location will be displayed in the 'New location' field.

    If you will be splitting the put-away into more than one location, enter the quantity in the 'New quantity field' and press F15. The system will retrieve a location for this new quantity.

    If you press F15 a second time, the second-best put-away location will be retrieved. If F15 is pressed yet another time, the same location (the best) as is returned the first time will be retrieved. It will alternate between two different locations if you continue to press F15.

  4. Click Next and the stock will be allocable when the reporting is complete.

  5. The stock is allocable when the reporting is complete.

Work with staged two-step put-away

When you have received the goods and have reported the put-away in M3 BE, each pending put-away is listed in 'Pending Put-Away. Process' (MWS460). Start this program.

  1. The view and sorting order are user-defined. For further details, refer to these documents:

    See Manage Views

    See Manage Sorting Orders

  2. The goods are now placed on the staging location waiting to be directed to the correct put-away location.

  3. You have to report that the stock is physically placed at the location in (MWS460). On the B panel, there are some options:

    Option 6='Print put-away label' (MWS450PF)

    Option 16='Process' opens the E-panel when you use two staging step put-away. The staging put-away location will be proposed automatically.

    Option 2='Change' opens the E-panel, where you can change the new location, new quantity and pickers, as well as connect to a wave number before you report the physical put-away. The stock is allocable when the reporting is complete.

  4. If you have opened the E-panel by option 2='Change', you can select F15='New location'. Then the correct put-away location will be displayed in the 'New location' field.

    If you will be splitting the put-away into more than one location, specify the quantity in the 'New quantity field' and press F15. The system will retrieve a location for this new quantity.

    If you press F15 a second time, the second-best put-away location will be retrieved. If F15 is pressed yet another time, the same location (the best) as is returned the first time will be retrieved. It will alternate between two different locations if you continue to press F15.

  5. If you have opened the E-panel by option 16='Process' (which automatically propose the put-away location) it is not necessary to also use F15 on the E-panel.

  6. Press Next and the stock will be allocable when the reporting is complete.

  7. The stock is allocable when the reporting is complete.

Receipt reversal when using two-step put-away

If a receipt reversal is needed when using two-step put-away, the two-step put-away should be completed first. Then, the reversal should be performed.

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