In our scenario, a pallet of mixed items arrives at warehouse A. The receiving clerk is asked to identify and register the items on the pallet, before the pallet is moved from receiving location to next location.
The vendor didn’t issue an inbound ASN, but the vendor attached a pallet manifest to the pallet. The pallet could consist of items from different purchase orders.
This scenario with receiving and registering the full pallet has not been supported using the mobile device so far.
With KB 3152837, the ability to receive multiple times against a license plate is now supported for purchase orders.
Go to Warehouse management > Setup > Mobile device > Mobile device menu items.
Two new work creation methods have been introduced:
When either of these work creation methods is selected, a new field, Source document line identification method, becomes available.
The Source document line identification method determines the flow that will be presented to the user on the mobile device until a source document line is uniquely identified.
The three methods supported correspond to the flow that will be presented to the user on the mobile device for the Work creation methods Purchase order item receiving, Purchase order line receiving and Load item receiving.
The difference being that the user can continue to register on 1 license plate until all items on the license plate are received.
Auto-generation of license plate is NOT supported for this work creation method.
License plate grouping is NOT supported for this work creation method.
Two purchase orders exist for one or more items.
The supplier decides to ship all 4 purchase order lines in 1 shipment on 1 pallet. Now the receiving clerk needs to register this on 1 pallet.
This new feature supports a number of variations over the main flow and support handling of exceptions. The following variations and exceptions will be explained in this section:
If the user mistakenly cancels out of the flow, before completing the receiving of all the items on the license plate. Any user with access to a mobile device menu item with this work creation method can start the flow again.
One purchase order exists
User 1 has started the receiving of a purchase order line and there is no quantity left to receive.
User 2 tries to start the receiving of the exact same purchase order line using a different license plate.
If a user for example by mistake scans the item number in the license plate field and discovers this after the first item is received, the supervisor can delete the entry and the user can start again.
The user receives all items for a license plate, but forgets to complete the license plate before going home. Supervisor wants to complete the license plate from the rich client.
1 purchase orders exist for 2 items.
Supervisor opens the form Mixed license plate receiving.
Position cursor on the correct license plate.
Click the button Complete license plate.
The policies set for the mobile device menu item used by the last user will be applied. In this example, the mobile device menu item used for the last receiving has Display disposition code = Yes.
Supervisor can apply a disposition code or ignore this.
License plate receiving is now completed and work is created.
User ID stamped on the header in this case is the user ID from the warehouse parameters Default work user ID.
Circulating license plates are supported using these 2 new work creation methods.
Tracking dimensions’ batch and serial numbers are captured for each individual receiving on the license plate. The pattern applied is the same pattern applied for the work creation method Purchase order item receiving.