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  • 1.  BC 14/On Prem: How do I know that all "pick ticks" have been printed? (and how do I avoid printing dups?)

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 25 days ago
    Hi,

    I'm enjoying learning BC 14.  Lots to learn.   I'm sure this is a "newbie" question:

    If we take 100 orders in our system:   10 per hour, throughout the normal business day:

    If our Shipping Dept wants to "print the next set of pick tickets to pull,"  how do they do that?

    Questions:
    1.  How do we ensure that all orders have been "pick ticketed?"
    2.  How do we ensure that we don't "print dups" by accident?
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    Thanks,

    -Kevin

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    Kevin Brennan
    Director of IT at Mayco Colors
    Hilliard, OH
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  • 2.  RE: BC 14/On Prem: How do I know that all "pick ticks" have been printed? (and how do I avoid printing dups?)

    Posted 24 days ago
    Hi Kevin,

    Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, there isn't one simple answer to your question.  Business Central offers many different levels of warehousing and half of the trick is picking the level that is appropriate for your company.

    A good place to start is here: Design Details - Warehouse Management - Business Central

    You will probably want to read all of the warehouse management sections but you may want to focus on the Outbound Warehouse Flow section.

    At the simplest level, you would print pick tickets directly from your Sales Orders using the Pick Instruction action but there is no way to track which orders have had picks printed and which have not.  This is what leads to using Inventory Picks or Warehouse Picks in your operation.


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    Steve Branin
    Lanham Associates/Lanham Services
    Norcross GA
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  • 3.  RE: BC 14/On Prem: How do I know that all "pick ticks" have been printed? (and how do I avoid printing dups?)

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 19 days ago
    Hi @Kevin Brennan

    I had a similar set of goals last year. This might not be the most elegant solution, but I had our partner add a checkbox column to the Sales Order Shipping view that would check off if the pick list was printed.

    Hope this helps!


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    Josh Flagner
    Cleveland Tank & Supply, Inc
    Cleveland OH
    216-771-8265
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  • 4.  RE: BC 14/On Prem: How do I know that all "pick ticks" have been printed? (and how do I avoid printing dups?)

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 18 days ago

    Hi Josh,

    Thanks for your reply!  The picture/example is very helpful.

    Our team is looking into this now.  I expect that your screenshot will be the input we give to our Partner.

    Here are a few follow up questions, related to the "sales order lifecycle" and this checkbox:

    1.  If a sales order is modified with an additional line item (adding an item, or deleting an item), can the checkbox be made to "uncheck itself?"
    2.  If a line item qty is changed (increased or decreased) *after* the pick has been printed, can the checkbox be made to "uncheck itself?"

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    We'll ask our Partner - if a set of events can trigger a reprint of the pick, or ask the User "do you want to print a new pick tick?"

    Regards,

    -Kevin 



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    Kevin Brennan
    Director of IT at Mayco Colors
    Hilliard, OH
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  • 5.  RE: BC 14/On Prem: How do I know that all "pick ticks" have been printed? (and how do I avoid printing dups?)

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 18 days ago
    No problem, @Kevin Brennan .

    I asked the same questions you did and as far as I know, we cannot uncheck the box. Your partner may attack the change differently than ours did, so I definitely recommend pushing for the uncheck option.

    We still run into a few things here and there considering some picks mark printed even if we have a backorder or edited quantity to ship later, but this still helps us stay organized. Overall, I'm glad I did it. ​

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    Josh Flagner
    Cleveland Tank & Supply, Inc
    Cleveland OH
    216-771-8265
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