Pickwave - Tray picking

Tray picking was designed as an additional setting for Directional pickwaves to give you more control over items picking. In the warehouse, your staff normally uses trolleys with TOTEs. Each TOTE can also contain a few trays in it. Using tray picking, you can now log which specific TOTE and tray have been used to place an item into. This also helps to despatch orders faster as you can quickly find trays with items you need.

Note! Tray picking requires Directional pickwaves to be enabled.

TrayPicking

Prerequisites

To use tray picking, go to Settings > General Settings > Linnworks Mobile and scroll down to the Pickwaves section. In this section, set up the following: 

TrayPicking settings

  • Force tray scan: when enabled, a tray must be scanned or selected before items can be picked.
  • Tray scan control: sets restriction for tray scanning. Once enabled, select one of the options below:
    • Unrestricted: no tray control. You can place items in any trays you want.
    • Order: all items from the same order need to be placed into the same tray.
    • Item: different items from the same order need to be placed into different trays. 
      • Note! This setting sets the restriction per item and per order. If you have the same items for different orders, these cannot be placed into the same tray.
  • Tray barcode prefix: optional prefix for tray barcodes to help identify a tray scan.
Note! The force tray scan setting requires directional pickwaves, force tote scan, and show next only settings to be enabled. For the tray scan control and tray barcode prefix, you need to have force tray scan enabled.

The same settings can be configured in Linnworks mobile in the Settings screen: 

TrayPicking settingsmob

Note! These settings can be configured by super admins only (both Linnworks.net and mobile).

Tray picking in mobile

Step 1: selecting the pickwave

Go to the Pickwaves screen and select the pickwave you will be working with.

Step 2: scanning 

When picking items, you need to:

  1. Scan the TOTE you will be putting trays with items into.
  2. Scan the SKU. 
  3. In the pop-up, scan the next available tray to place an item into.

TrayPicking scanning

Possible errors

The following error message will be displayed on the screen when:

error

  • With the Tray scan control > Order setting: you are trying to use the same tray for different orders. To fix the issue, use the unique tray per order.
  • With the Tray scan control > Item setting: you are trying to use the same tray for different items for the same order or different orders. To fix the issue, use the unique tray per item and per order.

Step 3: completing the pickwave

Repeat the same steps until all the items from the pickwave are picked and placed into trays. Please see the complete pickwave and how it is displayed in mobile below:

CompletePickwave trays

How-to videos: