Essential Product Knowledge
The Lot Select Screen will present itself to a Terminal operator when they are selecting a lot of a non-palletized commodity for batching. This page will cover the basics of how this screen works.
On this screen you will typically see something that looks like this:
From here the operator will be able to scan or choose a lot of the required commodity (depending on the Terminal’s lot selection settings) and then proceed to weigh up.
The operator’s column view can be customised using the drop down menu in the top left of the screen to show and hide columns, and also by dragging and dropping the columns to best suit the operator’s workflow.
Operators can also manually search for lots by selecting a parameter from the drop down at the bottom right of the screen and then typing into the search bar.
The lot select screen will also present itself when we enter ‘Order Packing’ under ‘Add-Ons’, where the operator should scan or manually enter a lot number to proceed.
The internal lot number for that commodity lot.
The lot number from the supplier for that commodity lot.
The License Plate Number of the pallet the commodity is on.
The supplier code of the supplier who provided the lot of that commodity.
The name of the supplier who provided the lot.
The date and time when that lot was received into the warehouse.
The expiry date of the lot.
The current location of the commodity.
The location code of the current location listed above.
The quantity of the commodity in the lot.
If you cannot see any lots on this page then it is possible that there is currently no stock at your production location, or that your Terminal’s location is set incorrectly. If we use the screenshot above as an example, all the lots in ‘GENERAL’ will no longer be visible if the Terminal is only assigned to see the ‘X1Y1’ location.
In this case it would be advisable to contact your line supervisor to resolve this issue.
There could be a couple of reasons for this. Firstly the lot could be expired:
Or the stock could be zero, or negative:
In both cases, the messaging banner at the top of the window will tell you what the issue is. You should then try scanning/selecting a lot that isn’t expired and has a suitable quantity on hand.