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Split a Transfer Order

  • 1.  Split a Transfer Order

    Posted 21 days ago
    We are a retail company with more than 1500 stores that receive service from more than 30 warehouses. The operation of the warehouses is very complicated.
    The warehouses usually send items to the stores with vehicles that their capacity is 3.5 tones. But our transfer orders usually have more than 5 tones weight and it should be sent with two vehicles.
    In practice, it is not possible to add whole transfer order to a load, See the load weight and reduce the items from load.
    What is the optimal solution for this issue?

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    Reza Pakdel
    Methods Improvement Supervisor
    Ofogh Koorosh Chain Stores
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  • 2.  RE: Split a Transfer Order

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 20 days ago
    Hi Reza,
    I assume by the nature of your question and the mention of Loads that you are using Warehouse management module? Have you used Load templates with the Load planning workbench? This allows you to build a Load out of the open orders and assign a template that has a weight limit. You can configure the system for a warning or have it prevent you from overloading and see the weight being updated for the load as its built. The weight fields are kept on your released products in the Inventory management tab. The difference with the load planning workbench to create load rather than processing Shipment waves to create the load would be that creation of the picking work would be a manual release from the Load planning workbench form. So you would not be able to automatically create the work once the lines are already assigned to a load.

    Thanks
    Andrew

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    Andrew Lencsak
    Solution Architect
    DXC
    GA
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  • 3.  RE: Split a Transfer Order

    Posted 20 days ago
    Edited by Reza Pakdel 20 days ago
    Thx for your reply, 
    The process steps are as follows in our warehouses:
    1. Warehouse clerk add transfer order to a new load.
    2. We have load template with weight capacity. warehouse clerk when see that the load weight is more than capacity of load template, goes one step back, and choose for example half of transfer order lines, put them to a new load and sees the weight of load and this process goes and goes till desired solution.
    Please note this point that each warehouse is almost processing 100 transfer order each day with 700 lines in each transfer order.
    3. Warehouse clerc release the load. Waves and works are crated automatically.
    4. works are assigned to workers.
    5. Works are performed via mobile device.





  • 4.  RE: Split a Transfer Order

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 20 days ago
    Hi Reza,
    If your process uses the Load planning workbench per your steps 1 and 2 then you are using a manual process and can see and control exactly what is going on the load. It seems like this is just not reasonable for your volume, so maybe it should not be the process you use.

    Have you tried instead of prebuilding the load to use the Release to warehouse to create a wave and shipment first, then process the Shipment wave to create the load? If you used this process, you could have Wave templates for your stores with a weight limit on the Wave. As transfer order lines get added to the wave, it eventually will hit a threshold and have to move any additional quantities to a completely new wave.As long as you're not using consolidation parameters to group shipments or loads for the same customer, you should then be able to create loads from each wave and achieve your weight limitation:


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    Andrew Lencsak
    Solution Architect
    DXC
    GA
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  • 5.  RE: Split a Transfer Order

    Posted 20 days ago
    Dear Andrew,
    You are right. We are using load planning workbench and as you said in our volume it is a frustraiting task.
    Honestly I didnt understand your second task.
    It will be your favor if tell me what are the exact steps?
    shold I use button release to warehouse directly from each transfer order? or is there another functionality?





  • 6.  RE: Split a Transfer Order

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 20 days ago
    Hi Reza,
    There's 3 ways to release the order, manually from the Transfer order form, from the menu Automatic Release of Transfer orders in Warehouse Management, or manually from the Release to warehouse form in Warehouse Management.



    The prerequisite is the same that inventory has to be available to create the load and work but it is not needed to create the shipment and the wave. Do you have access to the Dynamics learning portal? It has good information with videos and learning materials on warehouse management:
    https://mbspartner.microsoft.com/EOP/Topic/110

    You can also find some webinars on Warehouse management and the various ways to create/release orders for warehouse management here on the AXUG site.


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    Andrew Lencsak
    Solution Architect
    DXC
    GA
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