The pickability of orders

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Introduction

In Ongoing WMS, each order is clearly marked with its pickability in the order list:

The pickability tells you immediately whether there is enough stock available to pick the order.

By expanding the order, you can also check the pickability of each individual order line on a particular order:

If you go to Goods flow ⇒ Order rows you can see the pickability of order rows for multiple orders at the same time.

The different kinds of pickability

There are four different kinds of pickability.

OK

If an order's pickability is OK, it means that there are enough items in stock to pick the entire order.

Not OK

If an order's pickability is Not OK, it means that there is not enough in stock to pick the order completely. If you expand the order in the order list, you can see exactly which article does not have enough stock.

Prio, and Not by priority

The two other possibilities are Prio and Not by priority. These are best illustrated by example since they are somewhat linked to each other.

Say you have the following situation:

You now have two orders, but you cannot fulfil both orders at once. The first order will get pickability Prio since it was created first. The second order will get pickability Not by priority.

Note that priority is based solely on when the order was created - it has nothing to do with whether the customer paid extra for priority handling.

Technical details and connection to order status

This is a more technical discussion of how Ongoing WMS computes pickability.

Orders with an order status between 1 to 399 are booked. If an order line requires n items of an article and 0 items are picked for the order line, then the number of booked items caused by the order line is n. When items are picked for the order line, the booked items are gradually decreased by the same amount. When n items have been picked for the order line, the number of booked items caused by the order line is 0 regardless of the order's status.

Pickability is based on creation time. The first booked order will get the highest priority. There are four values of the pickability. The pickability is first calculated for each order line. The order (as a whole) will get the lowest value of its lines. These are in order from highest to lowest:

  1. OK - All order lines on any order with the same article can be picked.
  2. Prio - Not enough stock exists for all orders requesting this article, however this line is prioritized.
  3. Not by priority - Not enough stock exists for all orders requesting this article, however this line is not prioritized.
  4. Not OK - Not enough stock exists for the order line.