Put Items Away with Warehouse Put-aways

When your location is set up to require warehouse put-away processing and warehouse receive processing, you use the warehouse put-away documents function to control the putting away of items.

When you post a warehouse receipt, the source documents, such as purchase, inbound transfer, or sales return orders, are updated, the quantity received is posted to the item ledger, and the lines about the items received are sent to the put-away function in the warehouse. If you have internal put-away and pick, the internal put-away can also create lines for put-away.

Depending on the warehouse setup, the lines are either made available to the put-away worksheet or used to generate put-away instructions immediately. For more information, see Plan Put-aways in Worksheets.

In addition to the standard ways to create warehouse put-aways that are described in this topic, you can create the put-away from the related posted warehouse receipt. This is useful if you have deleted put-away lines, or if you use directed put-away and pick and have decided not to use the put-away worksheet, because you can create or recreate put-away instructions from the posted receipt lines.

To put items away without directed put-away and pick

  1. Choose the Lightbulb that opens the Tell Me feature. icon, enter Put-aways, and then choose the related link.

  2. Open the warehouse put-away that is ready to handle.

    You can sort the put-away lines by various criteria, for example, by item, shelf number, or due date, and thereby optimise the put-away process.

  3. On each line, in the Qty. to Handle field, enter the quantity you want to put away.

  4. After you have completed putting the items away, choose the Register Put-away action to record the completion of the activity and make the items available for picking.

To put items away with directed put-away and pick

  1. Choose the Lightbulb that opens the Tell Me feature. icon, enter Put-aways, and then choose the related link. If put-away instructions have been created, a warehouse put-away is visible.

  2. Open the warehouse put-away that you want to work on.

  3. If your warehouse requires, enter your user ID on the General FastTab when you begin work on a particular put-away.

  4. Perform the take and place actions indicated in the Action Type field on the lines.

    Note that each receipt line has become at least two lines in the warehouse put-away:

    • The first line, with Take in the Action Type field, indicates where the items are located in the receiving area. You cannot change the zone and bin field on this line.

    • The next line, with Place in the Action Type field, shows where you must place the items in warehouse storage. If the warehouse has received a large number of items on one receipt line, they may have to be put away in several bins, so there is a Place line for each bin.

      If the Take and Place lines for each receipt line do not immediately follow one another, and you want them to do so, you can sort the lines by selecting Item in the Sorting Method field on the General FastTab.

      If the physical layout of the warehouse reflects the bin rankings, you can use the Bin Ranking sorting method to prepare a put-away round that will minimise your steps through the warehouse.

  5. When you have placed all the items in bins as instructed, choose the Register Put-away action.

At locations that are set up to use directed put-away and pick, the following settings are prerequisites for the procedure above:

  • A put-away template is set up. For more information, see Set Up Put-away Templates.
  • The weight, cubage, and special storage requirements of the item or stockkeeping unit are defined. For more information, see Gross Weight.
  • The capacity, bin type, and bin ranking of the bins. For more information, see Bin Ranking.

The bin ranking is taken into consideration when more than one bin matches put-away template criteria. If both the put-away template criteria and the bin ranking are the same for more than one bin, the bin with the highest number is selected.

To create a put-away from a posted receipt

If your location uses both put-away processing and receive processing and you have deleted put-away lines, or if you use directed put-away and pick and have decided not to use the put-away worksheet, you can create or recreate put-away instructions for the posted receipt lines.

  1. Choose the Lightbulb that opens the Tell Me feature. icon, enter Posted Whse. Receipts, and then choose the related link.

  2. Select a posted receipt that might need to be put away.

  3. Choose the Card action.

    If the Document Status field is blank, the receipt has not been put away at all. Otherwise, the field indicates the receipt is partially put-away or completely put-away.

  4. If the receipt is partially put away or not put away at all, choose the Create Put-away action.

  5. Fill in the batch job request page to create the put-away, and then choose the OK button.

See also

Warehouse Management
Inventory
Setting Up Warehouse Management
Assembly Management
Design Details: Warehouse Management
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