This video tutorial demonstrates how to pick inventory for order fulfillment.
In this video we'll look at how to pick inventory for order fulfillment.
Using skustack to pick orders helps with accuracy in picking the right items for the right orders. Also, it helps track your inventory so that you can know where it is in your warehouse. Picking the item through Skustack will transfer the inventory from the bin location where the item is stored to a "Picking Bin". When the item is shipped the inventory is transferred out of the picking bin, and out of the warehouse.
In a simple scenario, you can pick a single order. Skustack can help you pick the item from shelf location in the warehouse. In Skustack picking module, select order-based picking. Then, key in the order number. Or you scan the barcode on the order packing slip if available.
The order displays on the screen and with its item. Tap on the item. A bin location will display that will guide you to the product location in the warehouse. When you pick the item, you can either scan its barcode to add pick qty, key in the qty, or just hit the bin name to pick the full qty.
Skustack allows different product values to be scanned, like the ProductID, UPC, or Alias to verify the intended product.
This workflow is often used by when the items are picked order by order. It may be more efficient to pick multi-item orders this way, as the products can be grouped together for packing.
If your workflow is to pick items for many orders at one time, then you can generate a picklist for multiple orders. The picklist would contain the items on the order and the qtys needed for those items.
Picklists are generated in SellerCloud. It's often best practice to generate separate lists for single item orders, multi-item order, and orders of kits.
Here's how to pick with a picklist using Skustack.
Scroll to the picking module. Select Product Based picking. Press the search icon.
Now you have 2 options from which to choose - Picklist ID or Search All.
The most straight forward picking method is to search by Picklist ID. Enter the ID of a picklist that has been generated in SellerCloud.
All products on the picklist will load. The quantity needed for picking will display here. The products will load in alphabetical order of the Bin names in which they are in. This will guide the pickers and create a road map for efficient picking of the list.
Scan or hit a product. You can also slide the product over to get more information on the product if you are unsure which product to pick.
After selecting a product, a window will pop open. Here you can start scanning the units needed for picking.
Skustack will suggest up to two bins from which to pick.
Now scan or enter the bin from which you are picking. Or you can select the bin as a shortcut to enter the pick qty. The qty will auto populate up to the current product count in the bin. So if you need to pick 100 and there are 50 in the bin, the qty of 50 will display when you hit the bin.
Press "Pick" and the picklist will be updated as the qty picked.
The qty picked will transfer into the predefined "Picking bin"for that warehouse. It will stay there until the order has been shipped.
Now go back and pick the next item until the picklist is complete.
Use the "Search All" option to search for a picklists that contain a specific SKU. Or you can just press GO to load all open POs.
In Skustack you also have the option that once fully picked, to print a label with the Order#, OrderSourceOrderID, picked status, shipping carrier.
When the shipper gets the box to ship, the label can be scanned using the Scan and Ship feature in ShipBridge before scanning the products to ensure it's the correct order.
Another picking option is for orders that have kits. This option makes it easy to pick components of non-package kits.
The most efficient approach for picking kits is to generate separate picking lists for non-kit orders and kit orders.
Then, in Skustack, hit the search button under "Kit Based". Select the "Search By ID" option. Then enter the Picklist ID of a kit order picklist. Kit parents will display. Select a kit parent. It's components will display. Then select a component to pick. Pick the component, and then go back to pick the next component. When the last component is picked, the kit will be marked as complete.
To sum it up, there are 3 methods offered in Skustack for picking - Order by Order picking, picking from a picklist, and picking kits.
For more information on picking orders in skustack, please visit wiki.skustack.com.