Perform Package-Based Picking and Picking Capacity Split

This document explains how you use package-based picking and picking capacity split.

Package based picking supports the following:

Picking capacity split supports the following:

Outcome

Based on the packages, you have released, managed, and reported a picking list or a wave picking list is created.

Based on the defined picking capacity figures, you have split a picking list or wave picking list into several picking lists.

Package-based picking enables you to pick packages that are already packed or to pick individual items that make up a package. It is also useful for companies that have the following requirements:

Picking list capacity split is a function that separates the different picking list lines into reasonable picking workloads. Several capacity fields control how the capacity is split.

Picking list capacity split is useful for companies that have high picking volumes.

Using package-based picking and picking capacity split affects the following data in M3:

Before you start

The settings in Settings for Package-Based Picking and Picking Capacity Split must be made.

Follow these steps

Create Capacity-Based Picking List

For this activity, you must have an order line in status 33 (Allocated) or status 23 (Partially allocated). The delivery should also be released for allocation.

  1. Start 'Delivery. Open Toolbox' (MWS410). Select option 32=Release for picking. The status is raised to 44. This activity can also be triggered automatically by the auto start job MWS970 based on the event of the current date and time being past the transaction date and time.

  2. Select option 11=Picking Lists. 'Picking List. Report' (MWS420) is started. Here you can display the picking list (or picking lists, if the picking list was split) based on settings for picking list capacity.

  3. If you want to display the calculated values, select option 27=Plan pickers. This starts 'Picking List. Plan Pickers' (MWS415). The E panel is displayed. Under the group line 'Picking Capacity Split Information' you can view all information about the split.

    The information in the E panel first shows the capacity values that you defined in 'Picking List capacity. Open' (MWS175), and then the calculated values that caused a picking list to be split. By comparing these values you can determine why the picking list was split and which capacity field caused it.

Create Capacity-Based Wave Picking List

For this activity, you must have an order line in status 33 (Allocated) or status 23 (Partially allocated). The delivery should also be released for allocation.

The activity also requires that you have activated Pick Resource Planning on the dispatch policy in field 090 'Pick resource planning' in (MWS010).

  1. Start 'Delivery. Open Toolbox' (MWS410). Select option 32=Release for picking. The status is raised to 44 and the delivery is released for pick resource planning. This activity can also be triggered automatically by the auto start job MWS970 based on event of the current date and time being past the transaction date and time.

  2. Start 'Picking List. Plan Pickers' (MWS415). Make sure that the fields in MWS415/P are set according to the required settings. You can either select the deliveries that should be part of one wave and select option 19=Crt wav + rel. Alternatively, you can select F19=Crt wav + rel to include all deliveries to be part of the wave.

  3. Start 'Picking List. Report' (MWS420) and set sorting order 2=By picking wave. Here you can display the wave picking list (or wave picking lists, if the wave picking lists were split), based on the settings for wave picking list capacity.

Display Package Information

You can display the package information in several ways.

Report Package-Based Picking

You can report the package-based picking in several ways. Package-based pick reporting means that you perform the reporting using package information to identify and process the actual reporting.

Manage Package Information

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