This document describes the basics of E-WMS SKU Management, as
available per product update 407.
SKU (Stock Keeping Units) Management enables you to tag any stock unit in your warehouse with a unique number, a 'license plate'. Throughout the WMS processes, this license plate can be scanned to identify the already known content of that stock unit. Instead of scanning warehouse, location, item, batch-
or serial number and quantity you only have to scan the unique number. This unique number is a SSCC
(18-digit) number, generated and label printed by WMS in WMS stock receipt
processes. This guarantees unique and consistent numbering throughout your
warehouse. The SKU stock unit can be any logistical unit (pallet, bag,
box) on which you can apply a barcode label and needs to be handled in your
SKU management is different from E-WMS
A SSCC number is created only during the sales order fulfilment
issuing process, where SSCC numbers are linked to fulfilment lines. This offers
the possibility to communicate the SSCC numbers of a shipment to a customer (EDI
delivery note message). This means these SSCC numbers are not used in
internal warehouse processes. SSCC supports 'mixed' pallets (different items
and/or batches on one SSCC).
A SKU number is created during a (WMS) stock receipt process, where
the details of the SKU stock are registered and saved within E-WMS. After that,
it suffices to scan this SKU number in other WMS processes. SKU management does
not support mixed pallets.
SKU Management is general available from product update 403 for license E-WMS
SKU Management will give you the following general benefits:
Following prerequisites apply to using E-WMS SKU Management:
SKU Management supports following WMS processes:
The following WMS processes do not support SKU numbers (SKU stock):
These processes will still work within a SKU database but only in 'sales
units', and do not support or recognize SKU numbers.
Usage of SKU Management will have following consequences:
SKU Management offers the following functionality.
Following rules apply to SKU Management:
Please refer to following documents to get started with SKU Management: