Putaway & Picking Strategy
Can anybady explain the process for Putaway and Picking Strategies and exactly what it is and let me know the meaning.
The putaway process includes putting goods away in storage bins in the warehouse. There are putaway strategies in the Warehouse Management (WM) system that simplify the search for appropriate storage bins.
Regardless of how your company executes the putaway process, you can make settings in the system so that goods are put away:
Automatically when you create inbound deliveries
Routinely at certain times
Manually according to overviews of the day's workload that a co-worker has requested
A putaway status is recorded in each delivery item for the purpose of scheduling and monitoring the putaway process. This status indicates what stage the item is at in the putaway process (putaway has started for item A, for instance).
In the system standard settings, it is a prerequisite for goods receipt to be posted before the item relevant for putaway can be put away completely. This means that the delivery quantity must be the same as the putaway quantity in the inbound delivery.
The Warehouse Management system (WMS) module is fully integrated in Logistics Execution (LE). For example, you can create a WM transfer order directly from the inbound delivery. The current status of the warehouse management process can also be monitored from the delivery, for instance.
Putaway with Warehouse Management allows you to use the transfer order as a putaway order.
This is possible in the following scenarios:
Implementation of the basic functions of the Warehouse Management module (WM) in simply structured warehouses with no stock management at storage bin level.
Implementation of all functions in Warehouse Management (WM)
The use of the WM transfer order as a putaway order offers you the following advantages:
Determination of target data for transfer orders
Splitting transfer orders according to target data
Printing transfer orders or transmitting them in IDoc format
Creation of actual data from the putaway
Confirming transfer orders
The picking process involves taking goods from a storage location and staging the right quantity in a picking area where the goods will be prepared for shipping.
Range of Functions
Regardless of how your company executes the picking process, you can make settings in the system so that picking is carried out
Automatically during Outbound Delivery Creation
Routinely at certain times
Manually according to overviews of the day's workload that an employee has requested
A Picking Status is recorded in each delivery item for the purpose of scheduling and monitoring the picking process. This status indicates where the item is in the picking procedure (picking has started for item A, for instance).
In the system standard settings, it is a prerequisite for goods issue to be posted before the item relevant for picking can be picked completely. Therefore, delivery quantity and picking quantity (picked quantity) in the outbound delivery must be equal.
The Warehouse Management System (WMS) module is fully integrated in Logistics Execution (LE). For example, you can create a WM transfer order directly from the outbound delivery. The current status of the warehouse management process can also be monitored from the delivery, for instance.
You can transfer all data relevant for picking and verification of picking data to a subsystem by using the Delivery Interface.
By using message control, data can be transferred to a subsystem that is being used for picking (see also: Delivery Interface).
Depending on the picking procedure being used, you can either determine delivery-relevant data before picking or wait until after picking is completed to record it. Delivery-relevant data may be made up of the following:
Which batches a material is picked from
Which serial numbers are picked
Which valuation types the stock is taken from
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