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2 WMS: Using LPNs and the Packing Workbench
Arne Rosen Principal Consultant DARC Corporation

3 Agenda Introduction Walk through Packing Workbench Q&A LPNs
Setups Label Printing Q&A

4 What 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.

5 What 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 number Track contents of any container in receiving, inventory, or in-transit Receive, store, and pick material by LPN Pack, unpack, consolidate, split, and update LPNs Print labels and reports for container contents

6 What is the Packing Workbench?
The Packing Workbench allows you to pack material through a desktop application window. Contents can be an Item, LPN, Serial Number or GTIN Enter or scan the contents to perform the pack, split, unpack or reconfigure operation Product eligible for Pack transactions: Inbound: Material in Receiving Subinventory not delivered to Inventory Outbound: Inventory in a Staging Subinventory

7 Setting Up the Packing Workbench
The required setups to utilize the Packing Workbench Create a Receiving Subinventory (For Inbound only) Create a Locator(s) with the Type as “Packing Station” (Outbound and Inbound)

8 Setting Up the Packing Workbench

9 Using the Packing Workbench
Packing Initialization Nav: Warehouse Manager > Inventory Management > Material Transactions > Packing Workbench Transaction Source (Packing Station Defaults this) Inbound Outbound Transaction Pack Split Unpack Reconfigure Each 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.

10 Using 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)

11 Using the Packing Workbench
Inbound Outbound

12 Using 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

13 Using the Packing Workbench

14 Using the Packing Workbench
Select <Close LPN> Button when you are finished packing LPN Information form will appear Select <Done>

15 Using the Packing Workbench
SPLIT Create 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.

16 Using the Packing Workbench

17 Using the Packing Workbench
UNPACK Enter or Scan a From LPN. This is the LPN that the selected eligible material would be unpacked LPNs must be nested to perform this transaction

18 Using the Packing Workbench

19 Using the Packing Workbench
RECONFIGURE LPN 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.

20 Using the Packing Workbench

21 Label Printing Labels 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 Content LPN Summary LPN Shipping Content Shipping

22 Questions

23 Thank You!

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