❗ Before starting this article, let's start with a social message. Think before you print. If you are wondering how to reduce paper in the office, printing less is an obvious choice. These picking lists also reachable on your mobile devices, and furthermore, you can use MyLogiwa's Order Picking screen for paper-free picking, it will give exactly the same picking order for your employees.


Definition

So, we mentioned picking list before.

In a brief definition, a pick list tells your employees which inventory is needed to fulfill customer orders. Generally, a pick list shows the shipment information, warehouse location, and item information. Once you've received customer orders, you can print pick lists for your warehouse pickers.

What is the Difference?

You can print out these picking lists in two different ways. For single shipment orders, or multiple shipment orders. Then the question is, what is the difference? Well, it is actually self-explanatory. If single shipment order's picking list refers to warehouse locations for fulfilling a certain order, then batch picking list refers to warehouse locations for multiple order fulfilling.

But there is a teeny-tiny difference between them. The batch picking list's main purpose is picking the items for your orders with minimum walking. Cool right?

For doing this, MyLogiwa automatically sums up your tasks and then aggregates them according to locations picking priorities.

The calculation

Let's consider we got 4 different products;

SKU

Name

A100210

Converse Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star

A100211

Nine West Sneaker

A100212

Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece

A100213

Nike Sportswear Club Fleece

And we got these products inventories in different locations;

The layout of these locations;

Inventory levels in these locations;

Product SKU

Location

Total Quantity

A100210

1A1

4

A100210

2A1

2

A100210

1A3

2

A100210

2A3

3

A100211

1A1

3

A100211

2A1

1

A100211

1A2

1

A100211

1A3

8

A100212

1A1

1

A100212

2A1

1

A100212

1A2

2

A100212

2A3

1

A100212

1A4

2

A100212

2A4

5

A100213

1A1

4

A100213

2A1

3

A100213

2A4

1

And we got 4 different Shipment Orders;

Order Code

SKU

Quantity

SO1

A100210

10

SO1

A100211

1

SO2

A100211

8

SO3

A100212

5

SO4

A100213

8

The order-based picking lists can be printed for each order. This picking lists not aggregate locations for different orders.

For example, if you want to print Picking List for SO1, then the printout will be like this;

As you can see, it is not aggregate the locations. Which causes extra walking for picking another order.

Consider this, your picker must pick SO2 after SO1. SO2 has a picking list like giving below;

If you check the location column on each picking list, you can find out that, your picker has to walk twice this path to pick these orders. Or, he/she had to check these two pick lists to avoid this situation. (What if he/she had to pick 10 orders? What a complicated process!)

MyLogiwa provides a solution for this, you can use batch picking lists for minimizing your picking path.

To explain the batch picking list, let's assume you want to pick all of these orders. If you use Batch Picking List, then the printout will be like this;

As you can see, this printout has aggregated the picking jobs for a single location visit.

Which Picking List is Good for You?

If we print these orders with the Print Picking List button then we get a file like this. It is not optimal for picking, just refers to allocated addresses for shipment orders. But, if we use the Print Batch Picking List button then we get a file like this. In this way, your pickers can pick all the orders with just one path.

Order Based Picking List

Batch Picking List

Useful for a single order picking

Useful for multiple order picking

Gives a detailed list for each order lines

Gives summary for the selected order lines

Has order and job barcodes

No barcodes at all

Gives optimized path for a single order

Gives optimized path for all selected orders

It uses picking priority for each order

It uses picking priority for all selected orders

What's Next?

Learn what you should do to start the picking process.

Print pick list for each order : Check out

Print batch picking list for orders: Check out

You printed the Picking List. Great! Let's pick the orders.

Cancel the picking jobs for the orders.

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