Settings for Logistics - Interfaces

Setting name

Description

Import of Corrections using PaterNoster

If this setting is "ON" - files for corrections of stock in RamBase will be imported from PaterNoster

Send Departing Waybill by EDI - Electonic Data Interchange

If this setting is "ON" - the Company can send Departing Waybill (WBO) to forwarders by EDI - Electronic Data Interchange

Send Norwegian Custom Declaration by EDI - Electonic Data Interchange

If this setting is "ON" - the Company can send Custom Declaration to Norwegian Custom Authorities by EDI

Send Picking list to PaterNoster

If this setting is "ON" - Picking list of goods will be sent from RamBase to PaterNoster

Send Reception of goods to PaterNoster

If this setting is "ON" - Reception of goods will be sent from RamBase to PaterNoster

Use of EDI - Electonic Data Interchange

If this setting is "ON" - indicates the company is using EDI - Electronic Data Interchange. More informations on kind of messages that could be triggered, is explained under the child settings

Use of PaterNoster interface

If this setting is "ON" - indicates that the company is interfacing PaterNoster. Which level of communication there is between RamBase and PaterNoster, is explained under the child settings for this setting.

Use Third Part Logistics Interface

If this setting is "ON" - indicates that this company is running functionality for ThirdPartLogistics. Batchjobs for polling and importing files for Products and Sales Orders (COA) will be triggered.

Installing HHT

RamBase supports the Hand Held Terminal Intermec CK3. You will need to use wireless internet to communicate with the terminal. Bluetooth is not possible.

To install a Hand Held Terminal (HHT)

  1. Boot up the HHT.

  2. Set time and date. This is important due to RamBase requirements as the default time and date for HHTs is 2005.

  3. Connect the device to Internet. To add a network key on the Intermec CK3 handheld terminal, please follow these steps:

    1. Click Start -> Settings -> System

    2. Choose Wireless Network. You should now see the folders Profiles and Import/Export. If these are not available, but you can see Zero Config, you will need to disable Zero Config before you can add user name and password.

    3. Choose Edit Selected profile in the profiles folder.

    4. Add name in the Profile Label field and and network name in the SSID field.

    5. In the Security folder: set 8021x security to None and choose WPA2 in the Association folder.

    6. Add network password in the Pre-Shared key field and click OK.

    7. If everything is correctly added, you should now see an icon with two arrows in the upper right corner.

  4. Go to Start -> Settings -> System -> Intermec Settings.

  5. In the tree menu, go to Data Collection -> Internal Scanner -> Symbologies -> Code 128/GS1-128. Check the three boxes to enable Code 128, GS1-128 and ISBT 128.

  6. Then go to Data Collection -> Internal Scanner -> Symbologies -> Check off "Code 39" and "Code 93" to enable this.

  7. Go to Data Collection -> Internal Scanner -> Symbology Options and click the Postamble = text to open the text field. Type \x0D in the text field.

The terminal is now ready for use.

  1. Remember to install/update .net to version 3.5. See the manufacturers documentation for this.

  2. Create a new folder in Program Files called HHT. Import the files HHT.exe, config.ini and Intermec.Device.Audio.CF2.DLL into this folder. These files are given by Hatteland.

Logging on

When starting the Hand Held Terminal, you will be presented with a login screen where you must enter your Personal Identification number (PID).

The PID needs to be in ST:4 in the Personell (PER) application and registered in Settings and Configuration Values (SCV). If these requirements are not met, you will receive an error message.

After you have successfully logged in, you will be presented with a menu with three choices:

  1. Warehouse Menu

  2. Pick Menu

  3. Misc Menu

Press the corresponding number of the desired choice.

Navigating the menu

Navigating the menu is performed using the number pad on the hand held terminal.

  1. Press the number on the terminal corresponding with the desired option you see on the screen.

  2. To return to the previous screen, press ESC.

The Warehouse menu

The warehouse menu is used for registering goods into stock, out of stock and counting the stock. It list three different options. Press the corresponding number of the desired choice.

  1. Goods In

  2. Goods Out

  3. Count Goods

Goods In

When registering incoming goods, you will use the Goods In option. There are two fields, Stockloc and Docid.

  1. Start by scanning the STOCKLOC, and confirm the location if required. The user will be asked to confirm the current STOCKLOC if it is not found on any existing Goods Reception (SSA) documents.

  2. Scan the DOCID on the SSA-items stock label. The current STOCKLOC is copied to the STOCKLOC field on the SSA. If the SSA has ITMST: 2, the SSA-item will be forwarded to ST:3.

  3. To print a new stock label for the current SSA-item, press Ctrl+P.

Depending on the settings defined for the company, there will be an error message if the user attempts to scan the same STOCKLOC twice.

Goods Out

The Goods Out option is used for stock location correction. You will be presented with the same two options as in Goods In, Stockloc and Docid.

  1. Scan STOCKLOC.

  2. Scan DOCID on SSA-label. If the current location is listed among the STOCKLOC field on the SSA, it will be removed from the StockLoc field on the SSA.

  3. To print a new stock label for the current SSA-item, press Ctrl+P.

Count Goods

The count goods menu lists two different alternatives related to the stock confirmation, Spot Test and Spot and Count.

Spot Test

The Spot test is used to create HHT documents for counting goods. There are two fields, Stockloc and Docid.

  1. Scan STOCKLOC

  2. Scan DOCID

A HHT-document in ST:2 is created in RamBase and the scanned stock location is added to the SSA item with revision. All stock locations on a SSA are added to the HHT STOCKLOC table.

The user may proceed with the next SSA document, or scan a new STOCKLOC. The Warehouse Control program in RamBase shows the HHT documents that have been created. Type RFHHT in the program field and press ENTER to open the application.

To print a SSA label for the current DOCID, press Ctrl+P on the HHT.

Spot and Count

Spot and Count is used for stock correction when the HHT documents have already been created.

To create the HHT document, type HHTCREATE into the program field in RamBase and press ENTER.

  1. The PID needs to be inserted for all actions.

  2. Choose the desired mode in the mode drop down menu. The choices are AREA, ART and SSA:

    1. AREA: The area of the warehouse. The specific destination is defined in the From/To fields. The first value in the Stockloc field on an SSA item will be the value matched with the To/From fields, and thus the base of the stocktaking document. Any location value after any commas in the Stockloc fields will be ignored by RamBase.

    2. ART: If there is a specific Article to be checked, this mode is choses. The article is defined in the IT number field. The IT number is the number after the # in RamBase.

    3. SSA: This mode is for counting all the goods on a specific SSA. The SSA is defined in the SSA field.

  3. Press the Create HHT documents button to create the document.

    • If you want to check the creation of the HHT documents: Type RFHHT to open the Warehouse Control menu. Find the desired document, highlight it and press ENTER.

  4. Open Spot and Count on the HHT.

The screen displays the following options:

  1. Docid: The ID of the related document.      

  2. Part: The part number.

  3. NetQty: The remaining quantity on the SSA.

  4. Stockloc: The location of the stock.

  5. Qty on Loc: The quantity in the warehouse.

  6. Sum count: The counted quantity.

  7. The SSA reference, part number and location are available on the screen.

  8. Count the stock and enter the counted quantity.

  9. Press ENTER for next.

  10. The related HHT document will receive ST:9 and the text SSA counted.

If there is a deviation, the related HHT document will go to ST:4 and a Goods Transfer (STW) document is created.

If  no HHT document is found, a new document is created in status 2. The scanned stock location is added to the SSA item with revision, if the field is empty. All stock locations on a SSA are added to the HHT STOCKLOC table.

SSA Stocklock shows all STOCKLOCs on the SSA. STOCKQTY shows the amount of goods not picked or shipped from the SSA. Counted Qty shows qty that are registered in HHT.

To print a SSA label for the current DOCID, press Ctrl+P.

The Pick menu

The Pick menu is used for picking good. It list two different options. Press the corresponding number of the desired choice.

  1. Pick Order

  2. Pick Production Order

Pick Order

Pick Order displays the following options:

  1. Docid: The document identification (CSA in this case).

  2. Part: The part name.

  3. Mainid: The SSA number.

  4. Stockloc: The stock location.

  5. Qty: The quantity picked.

  6. Scan the order. It can be a CSA, SRT or STW. The order may include item number, but this is not required.

  7. Scan MAINID (SSA). If the goods are marked with special handling (INTERN in SSA starting with SPH, or the article has WAREHOUSESHC set), this info will be displayed on the screen. To return to the pick screen, press ESC.

  8. Enter the picked QTY. If the picked qty is smaller than QTY on the HHT, the user is asked to confirm the picked QTY. If a smaller QTY is reentered, QTY will be subtracted accordingly, and SAW will be created to count down stock.

  9. If the SSA is not found, the user can enter “0”. Then he has to confirm that the SSA is missing. Follow the same procedure as described above.

  10. If the article has RequireSerialNoToShip set to “YES”, or REQUIRESERIALNO is set on the order, the user is asked to register serial numbers before the program continue to the next link. The user can enter “0” to skip registration, the message “Serialno could not be registered” is then written on the order.

  11. A CSA can be linked to more than one SSA. The user will then be asked to register SNO for each SSA on the HHT.

Pick Production Order

Pick production Order displays the following options:

  1. Docid: The document identification (PWO or LCM in this case).

  2. Part: The part name.

  3. Mainid: The SSA number.

  4. Stockloc: The stock location.

  5. Qty: The qantity picked.

  6. Scan a PWO document. The order may include item number, but this is not required. The PWO has to be in ST=5, 7 or 8 to be ready for picking.

  7. Scan MAINID (SSA).

  8. Enter the picked QTY. If the picked qty is smaller than QTY on the HHT, the user is asked to confirm the picked QTY. If a smaller Qty is entered a second time, QTY will be decreased by the smaller Qty and SAW will be created to count down stock.

  9. If the SSA is missing, the user can enter “0”. Then he has to confirm that the SSA is missing, following the same procedure as described above.

  10. It is possible to go to the next SSA page without registering pick by using F5.

The MISC menu

The Misc menu option contains the following sub menus:

  1. Serial number.

  2. Sequential SNO.

  3. Print SSA Label.

Serial Number

Serial number displays the following options:

  1. Docid: The document identification.

  2. Qty: The quantity.

  3. Part: The part name.

  4. Sno Cnt: The serial number of the location.

  5. Scan DOCID, this can be SSA, CSA, SRT or STW.

    • DOCID must include item number.

  6. Scan, or enter SERIALNO.

    • If the SERIALNO already is registered on the document, the user gets an error message. When all SERIALNOs are registered, a message is displayed, and no more SERIALNOs can be registered. The last 4 SERIALNOs that has been registered is listed on the screen of the HHT.

Sequential SNO

Sequential SNO displays the following options:

  1. Docid: The document identification.

  2. Qty: The quantity.

  3. Part: The part name.

  4. Sno Cnt: The serial number of the location.

This function is similar to the Serial number option, except for the fact that  the user will enter the number of SERIALNOs in the sequence after DOCID has been scanned. The number-part of the SERIALNO is then increased by 1 for each SERIALNO in the sequence.

Print SSA label

Print SSA label displays the following options:

  1. Docid: The document identification.

  2. Qty: The quantity.

  3. Part: The part name.

  4. Stocloc: Location of the stock.

  5. Scan the SSA.

  6. Enter how many copies to print.

  7. Press ENTER to print stocklabel.