|Note: WMS feature|
While picking using Linnworks Mobile digital pickwave, the picker can allocate picked items into a trolly, cart, totes, and trays.
A use case would be - You have a set number of trollies in a warehouse used for picking items from the picking area and taking it to order packing, each trolly has a unique number. Before picking an item the picker would scan the trolley or a tote on a trolley. This would signify that the picker is putting items into that tote. At the dispatch station, it's much easier to process orders as we can scan the tote/trolley id and see all the orders that can be processed with the items in the tote.
In Linnworks we have a unification of picking container concept and essentially call everything TOTE. In our little world a TOTE can be anything where one or more picked items can be placed during the picking process. A TOTE can be a trolly or a box on the trolley, shelf on a roll cage, roll cage itself etc.
Each TOTE has to be registered in Linnworks WMS location.
- In Linnworks
- go to Inventory > Locations
- Edit a WMS location
- Add TOTEs (you can drag and drop csv file to import them in bulk)
- Ideally, you would print out barcodes for every TOTE and stick them onto the containers
In Linnworks Mobile Pickwave
- Scan TOTE barcode,
- The tote name will appear at the top of the screen - this is where the picker is assumed to be putting the items.
In Linnworks Dispatch Console
- You can scan TOTE id and bring up all orders that contain items currently on the TOTE
- You will be able to see TOTE for each item of the order if one has been logged during the picking process.