This documents describes the functionality of E-WMS Directed Put Away,
as per release 412.
Directed Put Away (DPA) is introduced in product update 402 and offers
the possibility to get a calculated advice where stock can be stored in the
warehouse, in WMS transfers.
This document contains following sections:
DPA is available from product update 402, in WMS ASP transfers menu 'Transfer from'. From product update 405, the
maintenance screen for Location types changed to reflect the DPA logic.
Following is required to use DPA:
Following rules are applied when working with DPA:
For the calculation of candidate target locations following rules are used:
This means that locations for which no dimensions are configured, or have
no variable-stock restrictions, always are advised
as DPA locations, which may not be desired at all.
Therefore it is prudent to only configure DPA location types with 'variable
The list of candidate target locations is sorted on location preference (defined in
Exact Globe Next warehouse locations maintenance) and then by location code alphabetically, the first location in that list is presented as advised location.
408, it is possible to include
location distances in your DPA advice: store stock nearby the item main
location, or nearby the transfer source location. This policy affects the
sorting of the list with suitable locations, so a more logical (near by)
location would now be advised first.
Following properties of warehouse locations and WMS location types are
supported in E-WMS processes.
In DPA, there are two moments where location rules are applied:
DPA prefills a calculated target location on the hand terminal
2. After confirming this location by scanning or pressing ENTER, WMS applies the
'receipt location validation'
on the scanned value
In Replenishment, there are several moments where location are (or can be)
1. In calculation of the requirements per location (what needs to be refilled)
2. In generation of the picking advice (what stock is picked to refill the
3. When opening a generated advice
4. When scanning the issue on the scanner (the receipt location is not
scanned in E-WMS Replenishment)
5. After reading back, in validation of the scanned lines
6. On processing the transfers, WMS and Exact Globe Next (SDK) validate the
target location advice
ASP receipt location
Scanned location validation *1
*1: Except in scanner function 'Transfers/Transfer to one' or
'Transfers/Repack to'; then no validation is done for the target location,
because then multiple stock positions can be transferred at once
*2: Applies to 'sales units' (no SKU stock) only
DPA is by default disabled and has to be enabled in Exact Globe Next menu System, General, Settings, WMS General, section
Scanner - ASP, setting Directed Put Away:
You can read more about these DPA settings in document
E-WMS - General settings.
Optionally you can influence the sort order of the list of all suitable
DPA locations, to locations near the item default location, or near the transfer
Default, the list of DPA locations will be sorted by 'preference' (as
configured in location maintenance,
WMS button), then alphabetically by location code.
By applying a specific DPA policy (see 'General settings' section above) you
can change that sort order, to:
The lower a distance, the higher the preference as DPA target location. This
way you can configure more item-specific DPA locations, provided the item
default location can be configured for this purpose.
This means you have to configure (low)
distances between the item default location and all possible DPA target
locations for this item. For any DPA location not configured, the default
distance of 9999 will be applied.
Please note that still, when all these preferred locations would be 'full', any
other DPA location can be advised.
Default no location is used as DPA target location. You will have to
configure WMS Location Types in menu WMS, Setup,
Location management, Location Types, Location Types and enable the option 'DPA target location' for location types intended as DPA targets:
After this, locations have to be linked to location types, using the
WMS button in location maintenance.
It is possible to use DPA without using SKU Management, but you do need
license module SE1381 E-WMS II. In that case, the location advice is based on
the configured maximum quantity per location.
This means you need to configure these maximum levels either in WMS 'items
per location type', or in 'WMS item locations'. These configurations are primary
intended for WMS Replenishment but are also used for WMS DPA.
'Item locations' have higher priority than 'items per location type', so you
can configure 'Items per location type', with exceptions in 'Item locations'.
The application of DPA is very simple and straight forward; when enabled, and DPA found a suitable location, the 'target location' field is prefilled with the advised location.
For example, transferring a SKU, location A-02-01 is advised.