This document describes the procedure to configure and E-WMS SSCC
Generated multi-layer SSCC. The details in this document are based on Exact
Globe Next product update 412.
E-WMS offers the possibility to register SSCC (pallet- and box) numbers
during order picking or order packing. You can use E-WMS 'scanned SSCC'
when these SSCC numbers are already present on the items (probably from your
own production process) and when there is no repacking required during the
fulfilment process. When you have to create SSCC numbers and labels during the
process, then you can use E-WMS 'Generated SSCC' which enables you to
generate new unique SSCC numbers and print labels from the hand terminal, during
the E-WMS order picking or packing process.
This document describes the following steps:
Generated SSCC offers following functionality:
Following terms are used in this document:
A SSCC number is build up as defined by GS1:
In bar codes, an application identifier '00' can be added as prefix to the SSCC number as
part of an EAN128/GS1-128 bar code, but is not part of the SSCC number
Generated SSCC is enabled through the E-WMS settings in Exact Globe Next menu
System, General, Settings,
Disable per debtor
When generated SSCC is generally enabled, it is a mandatory step in the picking
process to generate a SSCC number. Default, generated SSCC will be enabled for
However, not every debtor will require registration of SSCC numbers during order
picking. For that reason, you can disable generated SSCC per debtor in
maintenance of 'accounts receivable'.
BarTender is not part of Exact Globe Next and needs to be
For E-WMS generated SSCC and printing labels from a hand terminal, following is
A BarTender trial version can be downloaded from Seagull Scientific, but
using a trial version of BarTender for integration with E-WMS is not supported
(though it may work). For SSCC label printing from a hand terminal, it is only required to have
the BarTender solution installed on a PC or server in the network
reachable from the E-WMS IIS server. Because E-WMS ASP creates temporary files
as trigger for BarTender Commander to print labels, installation of BarTender on
the E-WMS ASP IIS server will be the most practical solution.
You can configure three different labels for Generated SSCC, but none of these
are mandatory to use:
Designing these labels (the bar codes and texts) is not part of this
documentation, but sample labels and SQL views are provided in
this document. You can use these sample views and labels to get started.
If you are using these labels in a network environment, you may have to save the
labels in a shared folder. Following sample lay-outs are provided for generated
SSCC: eWMSHTShipment, eWMSHTPallet, eWMSHTBox. These sample labels assume that
an item 'GTIN' or 'EAN13' code is stored in the 'WMS scan code' field in item
maintenance. If that is not the case, you have to adjust the label or the view.
The label layouts are based on SQL views, or on embedded text data (also based
on the same SQL views). Some field names in these views are
mandatory, besides that, you are free to add any fields you need. To access
these views from the BarTender labels, you can configure a dedicated SQL user.
That way, you do not need to grant rights to each user printing these labels.
Following sample SQL views are provided: eWMSHTShipment.sql, eWMSHTPallet.sql,
eWMSHTBox.sql. If you are printing item GTIN or EAN13 bar codes, you may need to
adjust the views to your own company data to retrieve those item codes. The
GTIN/EAN13 code is by default retrieved from the item's 'WMS scan code' in item
maintenance. Create these 3 views in your Exact Globe Next database.
Setting up labels in WMS
The created BarTender labels need to be linked in Exact Globe Next menu
System, E-WMS, Labels. Maintenance of E-WMS labels
is described in
For generated SSCC, you need to use one or more of these 'applications':
It is possible to configure multiple label lay-outs (each also based
on a different SQL view) for the same 'application', these will all be
printed subsequently. You can determine in the view to print which label under
which circumstances. When a SQL view selection does not return any records, no
label will be printed.
Usage during order picking
When starting order picking or order packing and when generated SSCC is
enabled, you will see additional fields 'outer' and 'inner' in your scanning
screen (screen 1). It is advisable to use the WMSclient 'detailed
screen layout' when using SSCC.
First generate and 'activate' the pallet- and/or box SSCC number for which
you need a label. For this, press the
OPTIONS button (screen 2) before picking an item.
In the options menu, press the SSCC button (screen 3), after which the SSCC
generation screen (screen 4) appears. Following information is shown in the SSCC
generation screen: shipment number, delivery debtor nr, active outer SSCC
number, active inner SSCC number, active printer (currently: always
Press button SSCC to generate both a new outer SSCC number and
a new inner SSCC number (screen 5), and to print the outer and inners
This printing is done automatically and immediate (and without notice to the
hand terminal user) after pressing the SSCC (or Inner) button by
the E-WMS IIS server.
Please refer to
this document for more details on the printing system, and troubleshooting
Normally you would now be done for the first item to pick, and you can press the
STOP button to return to the scan screen.
The scanning screen now shows the active outer and inner SSCC number (screen 6).
These number will stay active for any next items picked for this order, until
you generate new numbers.
While you are picking, you can generate new box numbers for the same
pallet, by pressing the button Inner through OPTIONS, SSCC.
This will only generate a new 'Inner' SSCC number and print linked label
Please note that the new SSCC number must be generated before entering the
picked quantity for that SSCC number.
Pick quantity to fit box and picking less
If you have to pick 34 pieces like in this sample, but only 10 pieces would fit in one
box, then you will have to change the picked quantity each time yourself, to the
quantity you are putting in one (inner) SSCC. For that reason, you will not be
notified with the message "Picked less - do you want to close the line?" when
picking less and SSCC is enabled. If you actually are picking less, then press the
STOP button and choose 'Advice line is done'.
Print extra copies of labels
If you generated new numbers but for some reason nothing was printed, or the
labels were damaged, you can just generate new SSCC numbers. The SSCC sequence
numbers will just be increased. It is also possible to print extra copies
of the currently active SSCC numbers. Press the OPTIONS menu button,
press SSCC, and press OPTIONS again within the Generated SSCC
screen (screen 7). This will show the menu options for reprinting (screen 8).
The shipment label (if configured any) is not automatically printed with the
outer and inner labels. To print a shipment label, use the procedure 'Print
extra copies of label' (just above) and use button 'Print shipment' from the
generated SSCC OPTIONS menu (screen 8).
SSCC in Control Center
After reading back the picked sales order, you can view the SSCC numbers per
fulfilment in the Control Center, in status 'Picked' or 'Validated'.
To change the items in each SSCC after reading back, you can use the Shipment
Builder functionality. Shipment Builder for E-WMS Autopack is
After processing these fulfilment lines, the SSCC numbers are stored in E-WMS
tables linked to Exact Globe Next order history.
Exact E-EDI Delivery Note (SE5332) will include
the outer SSCC numbers in the delivery note EDI message.