Outbound scanning

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Introduction

The purpose of an outbound scanning is to use a hand-held unit to pick orders. In our standard outbound scanning flow, each user picks one order at a time using a hand-held unit. When a user has finished picking an order, he can move on to the next order.

If you want one user to be able to pick several orders at the same time, consider using a picking cart scanning or packing scanning instead.

The standard workflow when using the outbound scanning is to first prepare the orders which are to be picked. This is done using a computer (not a hand-held unit). When that has been done, the prepared orders will appear in the hand-held units. A user can then select an order in the hand-held unit to work with. As he scans the articles which he picks, they are removed from the warehouse's stock balance. The picking progress can easily be monitored in the system.

The following information can be displayed in the hand-held unit to aid during picking:

During picking, the user generally has these options available:

Settings common to all outbound scanning flows

Article number based scanning

This is the most common type of scanning. The articles are identified only by their article number. This means that you can't differentiate between two items with the same article number.

Settings

Item based scanning

This type of scanning differentiates between articles with the same article number by using serial numbers. Since the system knows at what location each article with a serial number is located, you do not have to scan location.

GS1/SSCC scanning

Since the system knows at what location each article with a serial number is located, you do not have to scan location.