2-Step Picking Process
Using this picking method, you can optimize the picking process. This picking method is especially useful when you pick large quantities of material for process-oriented picking such as picking waves or for a transport.
Advantages of the 2-step picking process included the following:
There are 2 ways to carry out 2-step picking:
For this method, the removal and the allocation of the total quantity to the individual requirements is carried out in one step. For example, after one or several materials have been removed from stock, the same picking team (picker) allocates the entire quantity to the individual requirements in the staging area. Afterwards, the entire picking process is confirmed as a single activity.
This function is under development and is not yet available in Release 4.0.
For this method, the removal of materials from stock and the allocation of the total quantity to the individual requirements takes place in two separate steps. In the first step, you remove the total quantity of one of several materials from storage, move it to an intermediate storage area and confirm it. In the second step, you divide the total quantity and allocate it to the individual requirements. You then confirm these transfer orders individually.
Remove the materials that are designated for 2-step picking from high rack or reserve storage.
How you carry out the second step is dependent upon the work process in your warehouse.
See:Work Method 1: Delivery to Goods Work Method 2: Goods to Delivery