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PO input and allocation


Receiving Putaway Allocation Replenishment Re-allocation Kitting Re-stacking Picking Packing Shipping Stocktaking


A sales order is usually transferred to the K.Motion Warehouse Edge system via data interface from the ERP system. After transfer of order into WMS it has to be allocated: the process for allocating an order is an operation that reserves goods from warehouse stock for picking based on a customer order or work order typically transferred by data interface from ERP system. The allocation process can be automatic or manual. In the event of goods reservation not being possible for various reasons, there are always several ways of how to deal with such a situation. These include the automatic reduction of amount on order or automatic generation of supplementation requirements, or partial allocation and generation of retroactive order.

A sales order in K.Motion Warehouse Edge can acquire the following statuses:

  • unallocated – status immediately after transportation from ERP system, order waiting for allocation (manually or automatically)
  • ready for wave – allocation took place fully
  • waved – allocation took place and order is prepared for picking (can be consolidated into wave picking with more orders)
  • waiting for goods – goods on order are not at warehouse
  • waiting for goods format – goods on order are not at warehouse in the required packing or are at warehouse from which allocation is not permitted
  • waiting for replenishment – goods on order are not located at picking locations
  • being picked – stock clerk is working on the order and picking its items
  • ready for shipment - picking is completed
  • being shipped – stock clerk is working on the order and dispatching created dispatch packaging
  • processed – order is waiting for transportation of data to ERP system

Main attributes:

  • input of sales or work order via data interface from ERP system
  • automatic or manual allocation (reservation) of goods from warehouse stock
  • many versions for solving the situation when the goods cannot be reserved (curtailment of amount, generation of supplementation requirement, partial satisfaction and generation of retroactive order etc.)
  • broad options for customer configuration of allocation process via adjustable parameters
  • option of customer modifications (user changes) to algorithm for allocation

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