Outbound menu

The outbound menu is related to a consolidated delivery. Processes here is related to what happens after the items have been picked is covered.

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Merge pick pallets:

Merge pick pallets will combine two pallets into one pallet. This is often done for consolidated deliveries, and typical if the pick pallets actually are boxes or pick baskets.

Stage pick pallets:

Staging is the process of aligning up the delivery pallets at an outbound dock. Also to sort and organize the sequence of how the pallets should be placed in the truck

Load pick pallets:

Loading is done, when placing a pallet into the truck/carrier.

Send shipment:
Sending a shipment corresponds to the send shipment on the standard Dynamics AX form.
Here the worker and also specify if packing slip and bill of lading should be printed.

Merge Pick pallets

Merging of pallets should be done to simplify the staging and loading processes, and to keep a better overview of the contents of the outbound dock.

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From Pallet:
Specify the from pallet. When filled in the delivery name and address will be displayed. The lookup will show all pallets on the current warehouse. The magnifier button will show all items that is currently on the pick pallet.

To Pallet:
Specify the destination pallet. All items and picking lines will be moved into the pallet. The lookup will show all pallet at the current warehouse. The magnifier will show all items that currently exists on the destination pallet.

There are a validation of what ”to pallet” that can be used. This is the same validation as standard AX is using, checking that you cannot combine two pallets destined for different shipments, addresses and customers.

Stage pick pallet

To stage a pallet just means that the status of the picking line changes to status “staged”. It is common to stage the pallet several time to different outbound docks. If the truck/carrier is planning to drive into another outbound dock, than all pallets can be “re-staged” to the new outbound dock.

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Pallet:
Specify the staging pallet. When filled in the delivery name and address will be displayed. The lookup will show all pallets on the current warehouse. The magnifier button will show all items that is currently on the pick pallet

To location:
Specify the staging location. Normally this is a outbound dock. The lookup will show outbound docks at the current warehouse. The magnifier button will show all items that is currently on the outbound dock.

Stage:
Performs the actual staging

Load pick pallet

Pallet loading should be performed to make sure that all pallets have been correctly loaded into the truck/carrier. To reverse a loading, just stage the pallet again.
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Pallet ID
Specify the pallet to load. When filled in the delivery name and address will be displayed. The lookup will show all pallets on the current warehouse that is ready to be loaded. The magnifier button will show all items that is currently on the pick pallet.In addition the working instructions will show the expected shipment that the pallet should be loaded into.

Shipment
Scan or enter the shipment where the pallet is loaded into. The lookup button will show all shipments that is not shipped at the current warehouse. The magnifier button will show all items that is currently loaded into the shipment.

Load:
Load the selected pallet into the shipment.

Send shipment

Send shipment is the last task needed to close the shipment and to generate packing slip and bill-of-lading documents. The task corresponds to doing a ”send shipment” in standard Dynamics AX 2012.

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Shipment
Scan or enter the shipment where the pallet is loaded into. The lookup button will show all shipments that is not shipped at the current warehouse. The magnifier button will show all items that is currently loaded into the shipment.

Status:
Display the expedition status of the shipment

Name:
Display the name of the shipment

Loaded pallets:
Display the number of pallets that have been loaded into the shipment

Not loaded:
Displays number of pallets that have not been loaded into the shipment. If this number is larger than zero, then there are pallets that have not been loaded into the shipment yet, and the operator show wait with sending the shipment.

Print BOL:
Print Bill-of-Lading document based on what has been loaded into the shipment. The print management setup for packing slip will be used as the printer.

Packing slip:
Post and print the packing slip. This is only valid for sales orders and transfer orders.

Send:
The send button will send the shipment, and corresponds to the following standard AX function.

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2 thoughts on “Outbound menu

  1. Hello Kurt. Thanks again for helping to find more information about AX-2012.
    We wnat to itegrate scanning in our processes when we go live with AX-2012 R2. Starting with outbound logistics.
    I would like to ask you:
    Is it necessary to buy de RF-Smart licenses to doe this? What are the advantages and disadvantages? I think it’s pretty expensive when you are already buying AX.
    I’ve also visited another company where they work with scanning in AX-2012 R2. The screens of the scanners where black with white letters. They said they use Telnet because it’s the fastest there is when you want to work wireless. Do you still need RF-Smart licences then?

    Thanks in advance.

    Kind regards

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