Replenishment and Kanban Bin#
The application "Replenishment and Kanban Bin" supports you in the consumption-based storage bin transfer of material. Defined storage areas can thus be replenished automatically - even without a "controlled warehouse".
In doing so, the application offers you the following advantages:
- Optimization of warehouse processes
- Efficient organization of your warehouse
- Fast and flexible setup of the storage areas
- Demand-driven determination of stock transfer quantities
- Time saving in the snacking area
The standard Microsoft Dynamics Business Central™ process supports the user in stock transfers from bin to bin based on stockkeeping units and the request or planning lines.
The replenishment and kanban bin functionality is designed to assist the user with a consumption-based bin transfer of material within a non-controlled storage location during putaway and picking.
In order to obtain a meaningful result for the storage bin relocation, the execution must take place in the "off-peak hours" in the warehouse / logistics area.
Storage bin transfers during operating hours, e.g. parallel picking and goods receipt / putaway, are not advisable as picking / putaway could have an unfavorable effect on the contents of the storage bin.
Introduction Replenishment and Kanban Bin#
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To assign the user the necessary authorizations for the replenishment and Kanban storage bin functionality, first call up the "Users" via the user search.
On the desired user card, you then have the option of assigning the intended authorization record "REPL+KANBAN ADMIN" to the user on the "User authorization records" info tab.
The following points should be considered when setting up the storage location: * You should configure storage locations directly with storage bins. * These storage locations must not be configured as " Direct putaway and picking". * The warehouse has two areas: Preferred picking area and replenishment area Within these areas, the warehouse can be organized arbitrarily or with fixed storage locations.
This application is not suitable for a completely chaotic warehouse or a completely "directed storage and retrieval warehouse".
On the corresponding storage location map, the following setups must be made for the replenishment and kanban storage location functionality on the "Logistics" info tab:
|Standard Kanban Stock Transfer Book Sheet Templates Name||In this field, enter from the article book. sheet templates List the stock transfer ledger sheet template for Kanban functionality.|
|Standard Kanban stock transfer ledger sheet Name||Enter in this field from the assigned article book.sheet templates the article book.sheet batch
If this has not yet been created for the Kanban functionality, you can define it from the list via "New".
In the storage bins, the "Supply area" or the "Replenishment and kanban area" is defined via the "Stock transfer type" field.
To do this, call up the storage bins via the menu ribbon and set up the corresponding storage bin via the "Stock transfer type" field.
|Replenishment and Kanban area (picking area)||Indicates the storage bins to which the stock is transferred, i.e. which are filled.|
|Service area||Indicates the storage bins from which stock is transferred.|
|Empty||For all storage bins that are neither "kanban area" nor "supply area", e.g. special storage bins like goods receipt bin code, goods issue bin code. For these storage bins it is also explicitly checked if the stock transfer type is "empty".|
Please note that you define at least one storage bin as "Supply area" and one storage bin as "Replenishment and Kanban area".
Storage bin replenishment / Kanban setup#
In the "Storage bin replenishment / Kanban setup" there is general support information of the application.
Replenishment and Kanban setup list#
In a chaotic warehouse, an item can be located in any bin. There can also be several items in one bin. Therefore, the rules for the "Replenishment and Kanban bin" functionality are not located directly in the bin, but in a separate table.
The following should be noted here: * Article maintenance is always performed manually * Items that are not to be transferred do not receive inventory data * Data maintenance is mandatory here
The calculation is based on the content of the storage bin in combination with the "Stock transfer type" of the storage bin. Only storage bins with the "Stock transfer type" = Kanban area (picking area) are taken into account. On the "Replenishment and Kanban setup list" you can configure the replenishment for the articles. To do this, call up the "Replenishment and Kanban setup list" via the menu ribbon of the storage bin Replenishment / Kanban setup. Via "New" you can define a new data record with the help of the table below.
|Location code||Specifies the storage location code.|
|Item no.||Specifies the article no.|
|Variant code||Indicates the variant of the item (if any).|
|Article description||Indicates the item description of the item.|
|Minimum quantity||Specifies the minimum quantity (base).
If the minimum quantity per article is fallen short of (sum of all storage bins with "transfer type" = picking area), a refill / stock transfer is triggered.
|Replenishment quantity||Specifies the replenishment quantity (base).
Suggested replenishment quantity calculated for all storage bins with "Stock transfer type" = supply area.
The replenishment logic corresponds to the "fixed order quantity" replenishment procedure for the external procurement of an article.
|Automatic change of quantity per batch (stack)||Check the box if you want to allow automatic change of the quantity per batch.
For the calculation of the two fields Minimum Quantity (Base) and Replenishment Quantity (Base), a function is available for the regular revision of these data.
Please note that at least one item is set up with a minimum quantity (base) and one item is set up with the replenishment quantity (base).
Recalculation of quantities in replenishment and Kanban storage bins#
For the maintenance of Kanban stock data, a function is available for the initial creation and regular revision of the above data structure or the Minimum quantity (base) and Replenishment quantity (base) fields.
The function is called via the menu ribbon of the "Bin replenishment / Kanban setup".
The Minimum quantity (base) field is calculated on the basis of monthly values. All expenses for the storage location, storage bins of the "stock transfer type" = Kanban area for the respective article (and variant) in the corresponding period are taken into account.
The replenishment quantity (base) is calculated from the field Minimum quantity (base) * Factor for replenishment quantity.
Essentially, there are two procedures for the storage bin transfer proposal: * Manual call of the function from the article Stock transfer book.sheet * Periodic call of the function ("Calculate bin replenishment") in the task queue items.
In the following, these two function options will be explained to you in more detail.
Manual filling via the article Stock transfer book.sheet#
Call up the "Book.sheet article stock transfer" via the user search and execute the "Calculate storage bin replenishment" function via the menu ribbon.
After executing the function, the book sheet for the article transfer is filled accordingly. With the function "Calculate storage bin replenishment", only storage locations are taken into account where the article has already been posted once and the minimum quantity is not reached. The book sheet can be modified and deleted manually. The function can be executed any number of times.
Periodic automatic filling of the article stock transfer book.sheet#
The "task queue items" can be used to automatically refill during the night, for example.
The fields on the "General" info tab can be filled as follows:
|Status||Wait and see|
|Type of object to be executed||Report|
|ID of the object to be executed||70260117|
You can use the "Report request page options" filter to use the filters of the report. Moreover, they will be saved and used automatically when the report is run automatically.
|Delete existing lines||Deletes the already existing lines of the report|
|Storage bin code||Filters according to the bin code|
|Location code||Filters by the storage location code|
|Item no.||Filters according to the article no.|
|Variants code||Filters by variant code|
The print view of the book sheet can be used as a picking document to perform the stock transfer in the warehouse.
The "Post" or "Post and Print" calls post the book sheet after the physical stock transfer.
Application in trade#
Stock transfer in high-bay warehouses - the goods are transferred to the lower storage bins by forklift, for example, to enable consistent picking by employees without forklifts.
Redistribution of heavy goods present in the picking area (Kanban area) into smaller containers and thus reduced in weight.
Application in production#
Storage bin 04-01-01, which is stored in the storage location as an "open production staging bin". The goods in this bin are production components that do not need to be picked explicitly. Since they are continuously needed for production, they are stored in large quantities in storage bin 04-01-01. Consumption staging is automatic (forward or backward).
Storage bins 06-xx-xx contain goods that are prepared for production. This is a manual Staging for consumption picked via logistics documents.
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