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E-WMS Picking Classification: sorting and filtering picking list

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This document describes the functionality of 'item picking classification', introduced in product update 406.



The E-WMS item classification allows you to assign a free text as classification to an item, giving the possibility to pick specific items first, because these items have to be palletized first on a shipping pallet. Also you can split the lines to be picked to different hand terminals, based on selections of item classifications. This allows you to send items which require specific equipment (based on the assigned item classification or item group) to a specific order picker. Although this new functionality is primary intended for usage with WMS ASP, it can also be used when working with WMS CAB because the changes affect only the Control Centers.


  • E-WMS I  (or older license: SE5700 Pick-IT Basic)

Supported in processes

  • E-WMS Sales order fulfillment
  • E-WMS Replenishment
  • E-WMS Production Issues
  • E-WMS Guided Counts

The 'picking classification' is available in these processes, as:

  • optional sorting order when sending lines to the hand terminals
  • filter option in the 'filter order lines' screen.

Picking classification

In Exact Globe Next's item maintenance, WMS button, you are able to assign a 'picking classification' to an item.   

You will have to think about setting up proper a 'picking classification' code scheme, allowing room for new classifications to be inserted later.

  • The classification code is a free text field, there is no master data table of classifications
  • The classification code is just an item-based sorting field when sending order lines to be picked, or a way to split items by classifications to different order pickers
  • There is no validation on input of the picking classification
  • The classification code can be letters, digits, signs, or a combination
  • Simple classification codes could be '0.heavy' or '9.light'
  • When using numbers, please be aware that sorting is done alphabetically and not by number value: use prefix zero's when required (0010 instead of 10)
  • You can assign the same classification code to multiple items
  • Items with an empty classification are always sorted 'on top' in a picking list

Picking method

Next, you are able to define how the lines to be picked will be sorted on a hand terminal. This can be done by changing the settings 'Picking method', in menu System, General, Settings, WMS Sales order fulfillment (or in the settings for WMS Replenishment and Production order issues).   

Each of the three methods provides the same sorting options, picking method 2 and 3 offer additional option 'None'.

These are some samples:   

  • the picking list is primary sorted by item classification
  • items for the same item classification are sorted on location
  • items for the same item classification and on the same location are then sorted on item code
  • this scenario is useful when having multiple item codes on the same location


  • the picking list is primary sorted by location
  • items on the same location are then sorted by item code
  • 'item classification' is not used in this scenario
  • this scenario is useful when having multiple item codes on the same location, and picking per item code on a specific location


  • the picking list is primary sorted by location
  • items on the same location are then sorted by their item classification
  • this scenario is only useful when having items with different classifications on the same location


The 'picking classification' can be used to filter order lines, so you can direct specific items to specific order pickers (or equipment).   

Note: When starting this 'filter order lines' popup window for the first time, you will probably have to resize the window once. This is related to the fact that E-WMS saves your screen positions and screen sizes.

Though browse functionality is added for 'Picking classification', the list shown is a summary of your used classifications and not of a separate master data table.


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