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Packing products and sales order picking

  • 1.  Packing products and sales order picking

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jan 20, 2021 11:49 AM

    Hello,

     

    I have a cross sales / production / logistic issue.

     

    We sell products unit per unit, but for storage convenience we often put several product in a box.  Let's say our standard pack size is 5.

    If a customer orders 9 items, we'll send one box of 5 plus 4 products packed individually.

    When having simultaneously several orders, we might end up with a need of 10 boxes of 5 and 20 products packed individually, for instance.

     

    Very general question: what to implement to pack the goods appropriately?  Without dealing with the production of each sales order separately.

     

    The solution I've been offered is to put the "pack size" as a variant and to do a customization so that the sales order lines are exploded based on the pack size when sent to production.  I'm not fund of customization so I'm looking for a more standard solution.  I'd like some testimony from other companies who could light my path.

     

    If you face that issue, how do you handle that?

    Use of batches?

    Use of containers?

    Produce a random number of individually packed items just in case?

    Repack when preparing the shipment?

     

    My old post around that issue:

     

    https://www.axug.com/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=5e31b04b-ca9f-4123-bffd-0a9a8ed05a8b&CommunityKey=af0dadbe-c222-4660-9d1e-a9e3416c837a&tab=digestviewer#bm0fda4294-0667-4044-86e8-65fb1ad6195e

     

    Cordialement / Regards,

     

    Alexandra



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    Alexandra Cadet
    Camfil
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  • 2.  RE: Packing products and sales order picking

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jan 21, 2021 03:51 AM
    Or maybe "size" variants?

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    Alexandra Cadet
    Camfil
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  • 3.  RE: Packing products and sales order picking

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hi Alexandra,

    Have you considered warehouse management containerization to solve this problem?  Containerization takes into consideration what will fit in each box/container.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/warehousing/tasks/set-up-containerization

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    Paul Taylor
    Avanade
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  • 4.  RE: Packing products and sales order picking

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 8 days ago
    Hello Paul,

    Thanks a lot for your answer.
    I had considered Container at some point but it seemed to me that it's more something used at the end of the picking process, for the shipment.  But it doesn't look to me like it address to deal with the "boxing quantity" we use when storing items.
    I'd be glad to hear more about it though!

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    Alexandra Cadet
    Camfil
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  • 5.  RE: Packing products and sales order picking

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 8 days ago
    BTW, I just heard about "inventory status" which seems to be promissing.

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    Alexandra Cadet
    Camfil
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