Customers often specify precisely the quantity in which their goods should be packed in a specific combination of packaging materials to enable their goods receipt process to run smoothly. These requirements for specific packing procedures often cause considerable costs for the vendor of the goods concerned.
Packing instructions enable the vendor to automate the packing process. Depending on specific characteristics, the system creates proposals for handling units based on the previously defined packing instructions. Based on this proposal, the vendor can pack the materials according to customer requirements, and then create the HU in the system, by confirming the proposal.
The vendor can even pack goods ready for shipping and in keeping with customer requirements, as a part of the production process.
Packing with packing instructions can be used in both repetitive and discrete manufacturing and anywhere in the system that has packing functions (such as the delivery, the shipping notification, and so on).