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Partial SU Picking in Bulk Storage

Dec 30, 2016 at 03:56 AM

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Background:

We have a internal repacking process in warehouse from carton box to returnable box, and we can't avoid partial returnable box because of the vendor package quantity issue. For example qty in vendor carton box is 28, and one returnable box is only capable for 5 pc in our warehouse.

Therefore we definitly have a paritial SU with 3 PC(with largest quant and SU) in one pallet. After repacking we will place this pallet(5SU*5PC+1SU*3PC) to a bulk storage bin for picking.

Here comes the question,

For picking, let's say system recommend 6 SUs from this bin, and for picking we have to put this partial SU in the last position for picking confirmation. Otherwise one item will still keep open even we scanned all SUs in this bin during picking confirmation.

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Hanyuan Cai Dec 30, 2016 at 04:01 AM
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Scan first Paritial SU for instance, in this case item 6 will still keep open after scan all 6 SUs.

Anybody can help to explain how to avoid this? Scan by sequence(parital SU in the end) will reduce the efficiency of picker for our daily operation.

Any input is appreciated, thanks,


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Raghu Govindarajan Dec 30, 2016 at 02:22 PM
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If you are using a bulk storage type, then the system does not recommend which SU to pick, all it does is recommend that a certain quantity be drawn from that bin. As you can see in your screen shot, there is no Source SU until you do a confirmation.

In your example, you have scanned 3 and it confirmed the pick against the first line. If you want to change the sequence within line items or do some sort of matching, where the quantity of the scan is matched against a line in the Transfer order, then I would recommend a custom RF program - this will give you the greatest flexibility.

You could also attempt to write your own palletization user exit (MWMTO007), to try to re-sort (MWMTO012) the TO lines. But, here you are still stuck with trying to anticipate what the user will want to scan first.

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Hello Raghu, Thanks for your response.

Yes, as an temporary solution, we are placing a indicator in picking list(in order to indentify partial SU) if request qty is not equal to LE quantity, meanwhile requesting user to scan these partial SU in the end during confirmation via RF. We are using L_TO_Confirm function module via RF, I am wondering is that possible to pick correct item of partial SU via comparing the quantity scanned with the quantity in TO? Hm...Thanks for your input, let me talk to our abap colleague.

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