How To: Setup Stock Items for use with HHT

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Handheld Terminals (HHT) is not enabled by default.
Training must be completed before using the Handheld Terminals (HHT) functionality.
Please email Development for more information.
Note: there will be additional costs involved if this option is enabled.

The following options need to be configured where appropriate:

  • Barcodes
  • Volumetric
  • Average Weight
  • Date Coded for stock items that require date stamping  (Optional)
  • Pack Headers

Note: all the options apart from the barcode can be block updated, see How To: Block Update Selected Stock Items.

Barcodes

Stock items must have barcodes setup against them in the [ Stock | Detail | Properties ] screen which can be:

  • Stock Code or
  • Other Ref or added into
  • Barcode button.

Other Ref

  1. Open a Stock screen (show me how).
  2. Press Alt+E or click the green triangle icon is the buttonbar's EDIT button to enter edit mode.
  3. Enter a barcode into the Other Ref field at the top of the screen.
  4. Press Ctrl+S or click the disk icon is the button bar's SAVE button    to save.

Barcode Button

  1. Click on the Barcode Button list button.
  2. Click on the the NEW ITEM button has an icon that shows two sheets of paper (identified by having the top right corner folded down), arranged diagonally on the icon from top left to bottom right   button.
  3. Add the barcode into the Barcode field.
  4. Click on OK.

Volumetric

The volumetric information is used when the system is working out how many items can fit into a box.

  1. Open a Stock screen (show me how).
  2. Make sure you are in the [ Stock | Detail  Properties ] screen.
  3. Press Alt+E or click the green triangle icon is the buttonbar's EDIT button to enter edit mode.
  4. Enter the following information in the Other section:
    1. H (Height)
    2. W (Width)
    3. D (Depth)
      Note: The units of measurement (Centimetres, Millimetres, Inches, etc) are not defined, but must be consistent with the chosen measurement units used throughout the system.
  5. The system will then calculate the overall Volume by multiplying the H, W and D fields.
  6. Press Ctrl+S or click the disk icon is the button bar's SAVE button    to save.

Average Weight

  1. Open a Stock screen (show me how).
  2. Make sure you are in the [ Stock | Detail  Properties ] screen.
  3. Press Alt+E or click the green triangle icon is the buttonbar's EDIT button to enter edit mode.
  4. Enter the Avg Weight.
  5. Press Ctrl+S or click the disk icon is the button bar's SAVE button    to save.

Date Coded for stock items that require date stamping

The date Code option is used when the stock item is to be date stamped for example perishable items. The date entered can be the date the goods expire or the date they arrived in the warehouse. The system will then use this when deciding which items to pick as it will pick the items with the earliest date stamp first.
Note: it is the location that the date stamp is recorded against and therefore if you book additional items into the location with a different date stamp the new date will overwrite the existing date stamp. Moving items using the HHT will move the date stamp from the old location to the new location (overwriting any exisitng date stamp on the new location).

  1. Open a Stock screen (show me how).
  2. Open the [ Detail | Options ] screen.
  3. Press Alt+E or click the green triangle icon is the buttonbar's EDIT button to enter edit mode.
  4. Tick the Date coded checkbox in the Custom Options area at the bottom.
  5. Press Ctrl+S or click the disk icon is the button bar's SAVE button    to save.

Pack (Move With) Headers

Pack headers are virtual items so can’t be held in a warehouse location. Pack stock item headers need to be setup as non-physical items as follows:

  1. Open a Stock screen (show me how).
  2. Open the [ Detail | Options ] screen.
  3. Press Alt+E or click the green triangle icon is the buttonbar's EDIT button to enter edit mode.
  4. Tick the Non-physical item checkbox in the Options area at the top.
  5. Press Ctrl+S or click the disk icon is the button bar's SAVE button    to save.

If you pre-pack pack items they should have a build relationship. This means that the system will be able to ‘store’ the items in a warehouse location and they can then be picked using the HHT system.

See Also

Visit KhaosWikiX at http://wiki.keystonesupport.net/wiki_kcx/ to see the following:

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