produces a list, which specifies items that are to be picked and
processed for shipment against a sales order. Warehouse personnel
process the list, recording actual quantities, pick locations, lot
numbers and serial numbers directly on the document. They also may
record related items such as extra charge codes and tracking numbers.
This manually recorded data must later be entered into the
in order to issue an invoice. Because accuracy of the delivered
items and related invoice is so critical, many companies include
an independent verification to make sure that the correct parts
have been picked and shipped.
Shipping Module makes the shipping process more efficient and accurate
by assuring that parts match the line item requirements of the shiplist.
This eliminates the need for a separate and costly checking operation.
It also assures that serial numbers, lot numbers, and picking locations
are captured accurately. The packing slip printing function prepares
a computer-generated document containing information collected during
the shipping process. Bar coded shipping labels can also be produced
and bar coded tracking numbers scanned for transmission to the ERP
Employees use portable radio frequency (RF) terminals to validate and
record each step in the order fulfillment process. They scan bar codes from items, bin locations, shipping documents and labels, and entering quantities as necessary, to support the specific operation.