Rule based reservation
With the introduction of reservation levels a new degree of
flexibility is applied to the inventory. This will allow for
reservation at less detailed levels, e.g. reservation at a
warehouse without determination of location or batch at the time of
order intake. Reservation levels can automatically be further
specified prior to the time of picking to include e.g. what
specific location to pick from. The process of picking is now
a matter of reporting what specific items were picked: e.g. batch
number, serial number, etc.
FIFO/LIFO reservation and picking order
Inventory II allows for controlling and optimizing the order in
which on-hand levels are selected for reservation. A FIFO
or LIFO reservation order can ensure that the oldest or
newest goods are reserved and picked first, while a
reservation based on location sort codes can ensure that the
process of picking is optimal according to physical locations.
Other strategies such as reservation according to batch expiry date
can also be applied.
Inventory II allows for applying various restrictions on which
on-hand levels can be reserved. This could be blocking upper-shelf
locations for reservation or simply blocking all buffer locations
or blocking for reservation on expired batches, etc.
Time fence controlled reservation
Reservations can be delayed and auto-established when issue
transactions (e.g. sales order lines) are within 'n' days from the
expected delivery date. This way on-hand levels are not occupied by
sales order lines for delivery way out in the future. The time
fences can be setup to cooperate 100% with the
Master scheduling so that whenever re-ordering the items is no
longer time-wise possible, the reservations are automatically
Transferring reserved items
Reserved inventory items can now be transferred. The warehouse
staff is free to manage the warehouse in an efficient way not
having to struggle with restrictions on reserved items.
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