Picking and packing operations are successive processes for fulfillment. Mostly, to pack an item or an order, picking should be completed first. This operation is pretty important to have a fluid fulfillment process.

Thus, you need to initialize the picking process first.

Steps

Choose Orders

To start picking for an order or multi-order, go to the Shipment Order screen.

Select the orders which you want to give a start picking.

Give a Start to Picking

After you choose the orders, the Start Picking button will appear on the right upper side of the screen. Click the Start Picking button.

When you click the Start Picking button

  • The 'WMS Status' of the orders will change to 'Started'

  • The 'Job Code' field will be filled as an auto-created warehouse picking job number.

To learn more about picking, look at this document.

3 Types of Packing

1. Complete the picking by scanning first, then continue with packing

This type of operation is what we highly suggest to have traceable flows for your operation.

Advantages:

* %100 certainties of inventory movements

* High visibility of where the item is right now

* User performance tracking based on picking and packing process

To complete this flow, follow the steps:

1. Click the "Start Picking" button on the Shipment Order screen.

2. Print picking lists from the "Print Document" button to handout picking tasks to the workers.

3. Go to the "Order Picking" screen, and pick all items.

4. Go to the "Packing Station" screen, and start packing

2. Complete the picking based on a picking list, then continue with packing

The manual order picking process is common for small companies. This process can be fast if your operation is really small. Because generally, all workers know where the items are located. But if you're not in the same lig, this process can be dangerous for inventory accuracy.

Disadvantages:

* Inventory movements are in-traceable.

* We cannot track where the items are right now in the warehouse.

* This can induce a high percentage of missing item issues.

* Stock amounts on the locations (shelf) can be incorrect in all likelihood.

To complete this flow, follow the steps:

1. Click the "Start Picking" button on the Shipment Order screen.

2. Print picking lists from the "Print Document" button to handout picking tasks to the workers.

3. Go to the "Packing Station" screen, and start packing

3. Use packing station directly

You should process this case: If your packer completes the picking for items. We're highly suggesting that not to manage your fulfillment process based on this case.

Disadvantages:

* Inventory movements are in-traceable.

* We cannot track where the items are right now in the warehouse.

* This can induce a high percentage of missing item issues.

* Stock amounts on the locations (shelf) can be incorrect in all likelihood.

* Shipment boxes can include wrong items or there can be missing items inside the box. Wrong deliveries!

To complete this flow, follow the steps:

1. Click the "Start Picking" button on the Shipment Order screen.

2. Print a picking list or a packing slip from the "Print Document" button to handout picking tasks to the workers.

3. Go to the "Packing Station" screen, and start packing

What's Next?

Print picking lists for the workers.

What should I do to start packing?

Packing Station: Pack an order by scanning Order Code, Job code, or Picking Location.

Packing Station: All pending orders to be packed.

Cancel the packing operation for the orders.

Packing Station: Multiple Weight Inputs

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