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Picking methods [AX 2012]

Updated: February 4, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Items can be picked by using one of three methods: consolidated picking, order picking, or inventory transaction picking.

With consolidated picking, multiple orders can be combined into one picking list. The orders can potentially be of different types, such as sales orders or transfer orders.

Consolidated picking uses advanced shipment functionality, such as reservation via shipment, activate picking, activate pallet transport, and guided picking routes. Consolidated picking is optimized picking because there is one picking list for multiple orders. It is typically used in a warehouse management environment.

For flexibility of use, the consolidated picking method can be set up in a hierarchy of three levels.

Level

Form title

Path

Action

1

Item model groups

Click Inventory management > Setup > Inventory > Item model groups.

Select the Consolidated picking method check box on the Setup FastTab.

2

Warehouses

Click Inventory management > Setup > Inventory breakdown > Warehouses.

Use the Use consolidated picking method field on the Warehouse management FastTab to define whether to adhere to the setting in the Item model groups form.

NoteNote

The setting in this form overrides the setting in the Item model groups form.

3

Warehouse items

Click Product information management > Common > Released products. On the Action Pane, click the Manage inventory tab, and then click Warehouse items in the Warehouse group.

Use the Use consolidated picking method list on the Locations tab to define whether to adhere to the setting in the Warehouses form.

NoteNote

The setting in this form overrides the setting in the Warehouses form.

Whether the setting should be the same as for the warehouse depends on whether the item should be handled differently than most of the other items in the warehouse.

Consolidated picking order can also be selected for individual lines during the posting of picking lines. Click Sales and marketing > Common > Sales orders > All sales orders. On the Action Pane, click the Pick and pack tab, and then click Picking list. By default, the setting from the Item model groups, Warehouses, or Warehouse items form is used, but this setting can be overwritten temporarily on the line.

Order picking is the basic way to handle item picking. One picking list is created for each order.

Order picking can be used only for sales orders and transfer orders. It is the default picking method for those order types.

Items can also be picked without creating a picking list and without output order information updates.

Inventory transaction picking is accessed from the individual lines for the relevant journals and orders that are opened from Inventory management> Journals.

NoteNote

It is best not to use inventory transaction picking in combination with one of the other picking methods, because inventory transaction picking does not update information that is related to output orders.


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