Pack & Ship Module
The EdgeTRAC™ Pack & Ship Module enables customer order fulfillment of serialized and non-serialized product using one flexible solution. The module is often used in conjunction with EdgeTRAC™ Picking to create a complete pick-pack-and-ship process, for example parcel shipments that are picked and subsequently packed at pack stations.
EdgeTRAC downloads shipment order lines for lots from your WMS or ERP system on demand, at the time of shipment verification processing. It provides exception feedback if the shipment order does not exist or has already been shipped.
To pack and ship non-serialized product, scan or manually enter HDMA barcode labels to ship non-serialized product against a shipment order.
To pack and ship serialized product, scan serialized barcode labels and associate the containers to a shipment order. EdgeTRAC can process both 1D and 2D barcodes and decode all elements of the barcode. Manual entry is also allowed to support exception processing.
EdgeTRAC retrieves serial number hierarchy information from your serial number management system for each serialized container processed. It verifies that the serialized containers are in a shippable status and are not duplicated for any active, suspended or shipped shipment order.
EdgeTRAC ensures that shipped products match the expected GTIN and lot on the shipment order. It does not allow over-shipments, but can be configured to allow authorized users to perform short shipments. The system displays expected and actual quantities and can display a list of all serial numbers that have been associated to an active shipment order.
The system supports multi-step shipping processes. You define configurable workflows for your facility, and can include systematic verification steps to replace manual cross-checks throughout your shipping process.
You may suspend the pack & ship process for one or more shipment orders while you continue to process others. EdgeTRAC saves all in-process information, and updates your serial number management system upon completion. It maintains a log of all scanned records for completed shipments.
After shipment verification, EdgeTRAC can accept a shipment confirmation from your WMS or ERP system, or provide a shipment confirmation to it. EdgeTRAC sends your serial number management system / EPCIS repository the association of serial numbers to shipment order.
EdgeTRAC Pack & Ship with EdgeTRAC Picking
EdgeTRAC™ Pack & Ship can be used in conjunction with EdgeTRAC™ Picking to create a complete pick-pack-and-ship process for both serialized and non-serialized products, for example, parcel shipments that are picked and subsequently packed at pack stations. In this configuration, when you scan or manually enter container SGTIN or SSCC barcode labels, EdgeTRAC aggregates SGTIN or SSCC serial numbers to a parent SSCC serial number. It prevents aggregation of a container serial number to a different or the same parent SSCC serial number.
Scan a serialized item to aggregate it to a parent container. You can scan a second time to de-aggregate it, for example, when you notice that a serialized item is damaged after picking and aggregating it to the parent container.
After completing the packing (or serialized parent container aggregation) process, EdgeTRAC sends your serial number management system an EPCIS packing event and, in the case of a new SSCC parent container, an EPCIS commissioning event.