Settings for System Directed Put Away for Warehouse Location Weight Limit Management

This document explains how you set up a weight check. Weight checks prevent selection of put-away locations that will cause the total weight stored in an area to exceed the defined limits.

Weight check is a feature you can add as criteria for the search of location(s) when system-directed put-away is used.

Outcome

Specified weight limits for groups of locations are set. These groups can be an entire stock zone, a vertical section or a horizontal section.

This is used to prevent overloading of locations.

For more information, see System-Directed Put-Away.

Before you start

Follow these steps

  1. Start 'Stock Zone. Open' (MMS040/E) and fill in the 'Weight check' field for the current stock zone.

  2. Specify the 'Weight check from/to', 'Horizontal axis from/to' and 'Vertical axis from/to' fields for this stock zone. This information will be used to identify which aisle/bin/level the item is located in the Warehouse.

  3. Start 'Weight Limit. Open' (MMS045).

    This program connects stock zones with range identities for which a weight limitation check should be performed.

  4. On the B-panel, fill in the 'Stock zone', 'Weight check type' and 'From/To weight check identity' fields.

  5. Open the E-panel and fill in the 'Permitted weight' field.

Parameters to set

Program ID / Panel Field The field indicates …
(MMS040/E) Weight check

… how the weight check is used for this stock zone.

These are the valid alternatives:

0 = No check

1 = For each location and horizontal axis

2 = For each location and vertical axis 3 = For each location and both axes, as well as stock zone check.

(MMS040/E) Weight check from/to position

… the maximum or minimum position for weight control per stock zone. The information is used to define the number of positions and where they are positioned in the location identity as the first part of the weight limitation identity.

This value is used to update valid weight controls by the current weight during stock movements.

Example:

A location named (AF0302) means:

AF = Shelf entrance

03 = Horizontal axis

02 = Vertical axis.

The weight limitation prefix is from position 1 to 2.

If A were the stock zone and F the shelf entrance, the weight limitation prefix would start at position 2.

(MMS040/E) Horizontal axis from/to position

… the horizontal axis from and to position. The information is specified for each stock zone and is used to calculate weight stored on a defined horizontal axis for each weight limitation identity.

Location identities must be logically constructed for positions so that the horizontal axis is always in the same position within the stock zone.

(MMS040/E) Vertical axis from/to position

… the vertical axis from and to position, and is used to calculate weight stored on a defined vertical axis for each weight limitation identity.

The vertical axis from and to position is specified for each stock zone.

Note: The location identities must be logically constructed for positions. Thus, the vertical axis is always in the same position within the stock zone.
(MMS045/B) Weight check type

… the weight check type, and is used for each weight check to describe what the weight limitation refers to.

These are the valid alternatives:

1 = Horizontal check

2 = Vertical check

3 = Horizontal and vertical zone checks. These checks act as warnings. In the current release of M3, they are only activated for put-away in the purchasing component and in (MMS160).

(MMS045/B) From/To weight check identity

… the first and the last identity of a range for which a weight limitation check should be performed.

The weight limitation identity is obtained from positions of the location identity defined for each stock zone.

Weight checks in the receipt functions are not active in the current releases of the system, but will be activated in the future.

(MMS045/E) Permitted weight

… the permitted weight specified for each weight limitation identity, and is used to check whether stock entries that are too heavy have been performed for the identity.

The weights check in the receipt functions are not active in the current releases of the system, but will be activated in the future.

(MMS045/E) Current weight

… the current weight. The value in the field is automatically updated in the weight limitation file and is compared to the permitted weight. This prevents specifying stock that is too heavy.

The weight checks in the receipt functions are not active in the current releases of the system, but will be activated in the future.

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