Plan: pick to staging
The planning step is where you consider your operation and your goals in using wave processing. This step takes place outside of SmartTurn.
To plan your Pick to Staging Wave:
- Decide what you want your waves of work to look like.
- For example, you may create a wave each morning from all of the open sales orders. You may create a wave of work for the orders for one or two large customers. Or you may create a wave of work based on sales order Priority, or Carrier.
- You can create a new wave at any time, and you do not have to create the same kind of wave each time. However, you should have a general process in mind when you begin using wave operations in SmartTurn.
- Decide what you want your pick tickets to look like.
- For example, you may have several kinds of picking equipment which have different capacities or that work in different areas of your warehouse. You may want your pick tickets sorted by Group and/or by Location and/or by Item #, depending on what kind of goods you are picking and what the layout of your warehouse is.
- Decide how you are going to fulfill your sales orders after you have picked all of the goods to a staging location.
- You may decide to ship each sales order individually, either one at a time, or by creating or shipping the shipments in batches. You could also create a pick/pack wave so that you can combine multiple sales orders into a single bill of lading.
- You do not have to fulfill your sales orders the same way for each pick to staging wave. However, you should have a general process in mind when you begin using wave operations in SmartTurn.