2WMS: Using LPNs and the Packing Workbench Arne RosenPrincipal ConsultantDARC Corporation
3Agenda Introduction Walk through Packing Workbench Q&A LPNs SetupsLabel PrintingQ&A
4What Can the Packing Workbench Do For Me? Packing of items is a common business scenario in any warehouse. Items can be packed either on receipt, while they reside in inventory and during outbound shipment to customers. Labels can be automatically triggered once the packing process is complete.This presentation will explain how Oracle WMS uses the desktop interface packing tool, which allows a user to perform packing, splitting, unpacking and reconfiguring of LPNs.
5What is an LPN? License Plate Number or LPN is any object that exists in a location and holds items.Store information like item, revision, lot or serial numberTrack contents of any container in receiving, inventory, or in-transitReceive, store, and pick material by LPNPack, unpack, consolidate, split, and update LPNsPrint labels and reports for container contents
6What is the Packing Workbench? The Packing Workbench allows you to pack materialthrough a desktop application window.Contents can be an Item, LPN, Serial Number or GTINEnter or scan the contents to perform the pack, split, unpack or reconfigure operationProduct eligible for Pack transactions:Inbound: Material in Receiving Subinventory not delivered to InventoryOutbound: Inventory in a Staging Subinventory
7Setting Up the Packing Workbench The required setups to utilize the PackingWorkbenchCreate a Receiving Subinventory (For Inbound only)Create a Locator(s) with the Type as “Packing Station” (Outbound and Inbound)
9Using the Packing Workbench Packing InitializationNav: Warehouse Manager > Inventory Management > Material Transactions > Packing WorkbenchTransaction Source (Packing Station Defaults this)InboundOutboundTransactionPackSplitUnpackReconfigureEach pack: This option always defaults the pack quantity to 1. This is useful if the operator must scan every unit.Serial triggered: This option allows the operator to scan the serial number. Warehouse Management does not require the operator to enter the item if the serial number is unique.Kitting: If an order was placed for a PTO item, the Packing Workbench displays the BOM when an operator scans a component of the BOM to assist the operator in building the kit.
10Using the Packing Workbench Scan or enter in the Packing Station (Source Defaults)Select Packing Process “LPN Pack” (This Defaults)Select the <Find> Button (Eligible material will display)
12Using the Packing Workbench Generate or Scan LPN in the Into LPN field (This is your outer Box LPN)Scan the contents that go into To LPN. The contents could be an item, an LPN or a serial number. If item is scanned, the user also enters the quantity and if applicable, the lot information. If content is an LPN, the content LPN is nested within the Into LPN.Note: You cannot Pack different deliveries into the same Into LPN
14Using the Packing Workbench Select <Close LPN> Button when you are finished packingLPN Information form will appearSelect <Done>
15Using the Packing Workbench SPLITCreate or scan the Into LPN. This is the LPN into which the selected eligible material is packed.Scan a From LPN. This is the LPN from which contents will be removed and packed into the Into LPN.The contents, lot, serial and quantity being split is entered. If full quantity is entered, the content LPN is nested within the To LPN.
19Using the Packing Workbench RECONFIGURELPN reconfiguration is carried out by scanning an LPN and selecting “Merge up” or “Breakdown” method to unnest the LPN.Breakdown mode results in one or more child LPNs and all “container” only LPNs are destroyed.A “Merge up” mode consolidates the contents of all inner LPN(s) into the outermost LPN. All “inner” LPNs are destroyed.
21Label PrintingLabels can be initiated when packing transaction is finalized after the “Close LPN” button. The label types associated with “Packing Workbench” business flow will be printed. The supported Label Types are:LPN ContentLPN SummaryLPNShipping ContentShipping