WM: 2-Step Picking

Description

For 2-step picking, the picking process is divided into 2 steps. In the first step, the entire quantity of needed material(s) is picked to fill requests (for example, several deliveries or transfer requirements) for the material(s). During the second step, the total quantity is divided up and allocated to match the individual requests.

Using this picking method, the picking process can be optimized. This picking method is especially useful when picking large quantities of material for process-oriented picking such as picking waves or for a transport.

There are 2 ways to carry out 2-step picking:

For this method, the removal and the allocation of the total quantity to the individual requirements is carried out in one step. For example, after one or several materials have been removed from stock, the same picking team (picker) allocates the entire quantity to the individual requirements in the staging area. Afterwards, the entire picking process is confirmed as a single activity.
For this method, the removal of materials from stock and the allocation of the total quantity to the individual requirements takes place in two separate steps. In the first step, the total quantity of one of several materials is removed from stock, moved to an intermediate storage area and confirmed. In the second step, the total quantity is divided to fill the individual requirements. These are then confirmed individually.

Characteristics of 2-Step Picking

Direct picking takes place when two-step picking is material- dependent (defined in the material master). In other words, part of the material is picked using the 2-step method and part of the material is picked directly from the warehouse. (This can take place within the same reference number.)

For 2-step picking, the following new functions were developed:

Two-step picking is imbedded in the following functions:

Change system parameters in customizing

You activate and define controls for 2-step picking for deliveries in the shipping interface:

2-step picking

You activate and define controls for 2-step picking for transfer requirements under transfers:

Set up 2-step picking for transfer requirements