How does the system determine which bin to pick inventory from?
In most cases the picker is directed to products primary bin with the following exceptions:
Secondary bins: If the quantity to ship exceeds the primary bin quantity, rather than deplete the primary bin, a secondary bin will be used instead. Multiple secondary bins will be used before depleting the primary bin.
Off shelf bins: Pickers may be directed to system bins such as PULLED, RETURN, and DOCK. Products in these bins are waiting to be put back to the shelf. Instead of doing so, the product is directly picked from the off shelf location.
STAGED: If the product has been staged for a specific order by using S/O Staging the picker will be directed here when ship confirming the order.
SPCL-PO: If the product has been staged for a specific order by using P/O Receiving the picker will be directed here when ship confirming the order. (Link SPCL-PO page)
Lots: If the product is lot required picking is based on expiration dates using a FIFO methodology.
How are bins sorted during order picking?
Once a system has determined which bin to pick the product from, it then sorts the bins alpha-numerically. However, a pick sequence can be customized and set per bin location which overrides the alpha-numeric sort. See Set a picking sequence
Can I pick from the DOCK first?
Yes, you can. By default the DOCKis one of the last bins prioritized, as product is still in the process of being put away. Optionally, this can be changed to one of the first bins prioritized. Contact DDI Customer Care to enable this change.
Do commitments play a role in pick logic?
No, commitments do not affect pick logic. Inventory is accessible to pick as long as there are bin quantities available.