A: This option allows the user to choose if a receipt or issue of inventory from a bin will cause the item to have a new primary stocking bin. If so, the system will automatically update the Item Master/Inventory location file immediately when the inventory quantity is updated.
- If deleting a bin inventory record, the primary bin will only be changed if the bin number on the record being deleted matches the current primary bin for the item/inventory location.
- If changing a bin inventory record, the primary bin will only be changed if the bin number on the record being changed matches the current primary bin for the item/inventory location and the quantity available in the bin is less than or equal to zero.
- If adding a bin inventory record and the priority is in the priority range specified in Multi-Bin Global Setup, the system will check to see if the primary bin on the item/inventory location needs to be updated.
M=Manually Via Utility – This means that the primary bin will only be updated when running the new Reset Primary Bin Utility that is available. The utility is run from I/M-> Processing-> Serial/lot/bin Processing-> Bin-> Utility-> Reset Primary Bin.
If the above flag is "D" or “M”, then a pop-up window will allow users to set up a range of priority dates. This range of priority dates means the "picking bins" range for the warehouse. You can specify a range of bin inventory priority dates that can become the primary bin. For example, normally primary stocking bins would be set up with a fixed priority date that is in the past. This forces the system to try to pull from this area first. Remote overstock bins would not have a fixed priority set but would use the system date. If you do not wish to make remote storage bins (i.e., overstock or high bins) as the primary bin, you can exclude those remote storage bins with the range. Enter a range that just includes the fixed priority range for your stocking bins. The entry of a zero priority for the starting priority means ALL priority dates are to be considered when dynamically resetting the primary bin.
- The bin drill-down screens no longer allow users to press the F2 function key to change the bin priority on an individual bin inventory record if the bin has a fixed priority. The user will receive an error message stating that the change is not allowed.
- If using this option, the picking sequence stored on the CPORDLIN will NOT be updated when the primary bin for the item has changed.
- Anytime the bin inventory is affected in the "picking bins" range, the system will determine if the condition warrants an update to the item master or inventory location. This applies to all bin transaction conditions, including receiving, replenishment, transfer, issuing...etc.
- One concern is the item may be locked and the warehouse personnel will be stuck in a the loop until the item is available. This makes it look like the system is locked. To avoid this issue, the program will only wait for 10 seconds when the item is locked. If the item cannot be read with a lock, the pick bin will not be updated. If the locking condition does happen, after the 10-second wait time the program will trigger the standard LCKEVENT event. Users can subscribe to the LCKEVENT event from Company File Maintenance. It is a special event. This should indicate to the user that he or she needs to look at the primary bin on the item number and possibly change it through the Change Pick Bin No. application. Or the user can run the new Reset Primary Bin application described below to reset the pick bin.
- No more inventory is left. The primary bin will never be updated to a space if no more inventory is left in the "pick bin range." The program will not assign a bin outside of the priority range of the primary bin if there is no inventory left unless the priority date range chosen is "All."
- The program will not make the special bins like location receiving, shipping, production, etc. (those bins that are not stocking bins) as the new primary bin.