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Bundles – Support for bundled products

Bundles – Support for bundled products

Bundles are groups of products sold as a single package. Support for bundled products extends to bundles within bundles. For example, we may have a ‘tea set’ which comprises a tea pot, milk jug and tea strainer. On our sales channel we decide to create a bundle called ‘afternoon tea set’. The afternoon tea set comprises a tea set, 6 cups, 6 saucers and 6 tea spoons. Each of the products within the ‘afternoon tea set’ may be in different warehouse locations and will therefore be picked individually. Warewolf’s picking list therefore ignores bundles.

There is a back end setting which switches support for bundled products on or off. If off, the standard packing screens apply. When on, Warewolf groups the products within bundle together.

Packing bundles

When a goods out note (GON) is opened in the packing screen, Warewolf shows the bundle summary row. There is a down arrow to the right of the SKU that shows that it is a bundle.

The bundle rollup view when packing
The bundle rollup view when packing

If required, the packer taps the down arrow to view the bundle’s components. Warewolf shows all components including those in sub-bundles.

Bundle rollup expanded
Bundle rollup expanded

Bundle packing

Since components are picked from various warehouse locations, they arrive at the packing station in a random order in the tote. The packer is likely to pull out a product at the top of the tote and scan it: Say a milk jug. Warewolf increments the milk jug count by one.

Bundles - Scanning products
Bundles – Scanning products

Picking will continue until the GON is complete.

Bundle barcodes

Warewolf speeds up the packing process with single click bundle packing. As the packer scans the bundle barcode or uses the the +/- buttons at bundle level, Warewolf increments all components within the bundle. For example, as the tea set barcode is scanned Warewolf increments the tea set and all its components.

Packing at bundle level
Packing at bundle level

Bundle validation

Warewolf validates the packer’s progress to ensure that they pack exactly the required number of components. Validations are especially important where several GONs have been batched and bundles and components that make up bundles occur in more than one GON. For example, if the packer scans a milk jug then Warewolf will show just that product as packed.

Bundles - Scanning products
Bundles – Scanning products

Next, the packer scans the bundle barcode for ‘tea set’ (or ‘Afternoon tea set’). Since the milk jug has already been packed, Warewolf will give a the packer an error message advising them to scan the remaining items for the bundle individually.

Bundle packing validations
Bundle packing validations

 

Last Update: August 21, 2018  

August 21, 2018   53   Ian Lilburne    4. Goods Out  
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