Catch Weight in Distribution Order

This document describes the process by which Catch Weight is managed during dispatch.

If necessary, reference the Catch Weight Management document for an introduction to the functionality available to support the concept of catch weight.


See also Catch Weight and Cost Unit of Measure Settings.

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Two step put-away

Select the check box if put-away is to be reported directly. If not selected goods receipt, including any quality inspection, occurs before put-away. Direct put-away means that one report covers both goods receipt and put-away.

Even if selected it is possible to override this if, for instance, a quality inspection report is needed due to transportation damage.

Follow these steps

Note:  The pick report activity is the same for a distribution order (DO) and a customer order (CO).
  1. Create a DO in 'Req/Distr Order. Open' (MMS100/B).

  2. Create lines in 'Req/Distr Order. Open Lines' (MMS101/B).

  3. Allocate the DO in 'Preallocation. Perform Detailed' (MWS121/B1).

  4. In 'Picking List. Report' (MWS420/B), open the P-panel. The 'Propose Weight' field indicates how catch weight will be displayed in 'Picking List. Report Lines' (MWS422).

    If Propose Weight = 0:

    The catch weight field is open in (MWS422/B) and proposed CW=allocated weight. This reflects the weight at the time for allocation. Catch weight can be changed.

    If Propose Weight = 1:

    The catch weight field is closed in (MWS422/B). Calculated and issued CW = Avg CW per unit on balance ID * issued quantity. This reflects the actual weight recorded in MITLOC (MWS060).

  5. The dispatched quantity and catch weight (19Kg) is proposed in 'Goods Receipt DO/RO' (MWS445/B1). It is possible to reuse the information entered at dispatch and receive, else add another complication, for example when weighed again and only 18 kg is found at the receiving warehouse.

  6. The result in 'Stock Transaction. Display History' (MWS070) will be a CWA-transaction (-1Kg) to compensate for 'lost' catch weight.


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