Following sequence of batch processes are executed sequentially OR auto kicked off, as a part of putaway process:
Every time a putaway transaction is staged, a unique staging ID gets generated and also a Putaway plan report. This report contains details of the item, lot/serial quantity, location, and receiver ID which serves as a guide for the store managers to review the receiving materials so that the items received are stored in respective locations without errors.
Currently, once the printer is configured to the PeopleSoft system the command goes to the printer to print the Putaway Plan report. For some reason if the report is not clearly printed or aborted or physical copy is lost, there is no way to reprint the report also there is no other soft copy is available with the Warehouse manager to continue the material movement. This issue was reported by some of the customers. PeopleSoft product management team acknowledged this gap and decided to enhance the functionality. Effective Pum Image#36 users can take advantage of this enhancement to reprint the report should a need arises.
Steps to follow to implement Put away plan reprint functionality:
As part of this enhancement system holds the Putaway reports for a certain pre-defined number of days which is configurable. By default, the system retains the reports for 7 days, and then the data gets purged so that space is released. It’s up to user to decide on how many days’ worth reports need to be retained for reprinting which is defined in the Installation options page.
The Putaway Plan Report page is enhanced to allow user to Print the report first time or Re-print.
The user needs to select the Putaway Plan ID to reprint the report
Once put away process is “completed”, system retains the Putaway plan reports for pre-defined number of days to allow users to reprint the report should a need arises. Post PI#36 warehouse staff don’t have to worry about printer failures especially while printing Putaway plan reports!
This blog post is authored by the Product Managers - Narayanan Mahalingam & Balasubramanian Keerthivasan.