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From the individual learning platform to the practical tips in our FAQs – you’ll find everything you need to know about your warehouse management system.

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Read up on the newest features in PROLAG®World in our release notes. Our software is continually evolving and improving with new functionality being introduced regularly every few months.

Do you have any questions on PROLAG®World? You’ll find all the answers you need in our FAQs.

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Release notes

1. Shipping

Packing area - convert LU to packing unit when 'pack whole shipment' option is active

Relevant module: Packing area 403-01

Benefits:

This new feature optimises and accelerates processes at the packing area when there are multiple picking cartons for the same shipment at the packing area and no further repacking is required.

Description:

As soon as all selected stock is located in the same picking carton (load unit), the ‘convert LU to packing unit’ button in the packing area template can be used (even though the ‘pack whole shipment’ option has been set).

Example:

There are 4 picking cartons (type ‘carton’) at the packing area for a specific shipment (the 'pack whole shipment' option is active).

This type of carton can be used for shipping. Each LU (carton) can now be converted to a packing unit (PU) without having to create a new PU and add the stock again. This generates 4 PUs (type ‘carton’), which can then be closed. 

 

2. Automated storage

Late cancellation

Relevant module: Late reset of delivery orders/delivery items (203-12)

Benefits:
You can use the late cancellation function to cancel or stop shipments and delivery orders that are already en route on a conveyor system.

Description:
When an employee initiates actions such as ‘reset order’ or ‘late reset’, the relevant shipment or delivery order is marked in the system and stopped at a suitable point in its journey on the conveyor. Once the last of a shipment’s containers has reached the designated point and/or has been removed, the shipment can be stopped in the system.

Example:
A customer cancels their order. The goods have already been removed from storage in PROLAG®World and are en route on the conveyor. The late cancellation function can be used to stop the goods and put them back into storage. 

 

1. PROLAG®Go

Change picking sequence using function key

Relevant module: PROLAG®Go 30x

Benefits:

Uers can select an alternative picking sequence (site-specific).

Description:

When a user scans the source location or source load unit during picking, they can select an alternative picking sequence, e.g. sorting class. There must be an alternative sorting sequence specified in the print area.

Example: 

A picker in a high-bay storage area first collects all picking lists from the ‘bottom left’ and processes them using optimised pick paths. The picker then goes to the ‘top right’ and collects more lists. The route optimisation functionality sends the picker to the ‘bottom left’ before the orders are processed using the same sorting sequence as before.

The picker can reverse the picking sequence of the lists at the touch of a button (function key). This means that it is always possible to pick everything from the ‘top right’.

 

Transport trolley required at mobile I-point

Relevant module: PROLAG®Go - mobile I-point 302-03_01

Benefits:

You are now reminded to select a transport trolley at the mobile I-point, if applicable.

Description:

You can select the ‘transport trolley required for goods receipt’ option in the transport LU type template to stipulate that a transport trolley needs to be used at the mobile (android) I-point.

Example: 

A transport trolley is required for certain transport LUs, such as Euro pallets. When an employee posts one of these transport LUs at the I-point, they are automatically prompted to select a transport trolley.

 

2. Automated storage

Compress containers at picking station

Relevant module: 205-03 Warehouse reorganisation (stock compression)

Benefits:

The extension for compressing containers at the picking station ensures more efficient utilisation of your automated storage areas. You increase the fill level in your warehouse and reduce the number of picks. This reduces picking time and saves resources.

Description:

It is now possible to compress partially filled containers into one central container at the picking station in PROLAG®World. A special selection template lets you choose which articles you want to compress. Compression (UMWBV) lists are created in the system. The automated storage manager (AutolagerManager) checks whether there are any UMWBV lists. If there are, it looks for a suitable picking station where the containers can be compressed. If a suitable picking station is found, the compression function is triggered by the system.

Example:

To achieve maximum flexibility with regard to stock retrieval, a customer ensures that the same article can be accessed at various different storage locations within an automated storage area. Because of the way the retrieval strategy is configured, a number of partially filled containers have accumulated. The customer applies the function for stock compression: the partial containers are identified and compressed up to a maximum fill level. This involves transporting the partial containers to the picking station and transferring the articles into one central container.

 

 

1. PROLAG®World Basic

No pallet transports for ‘ready for shipping’ lists

Benefits:

It is now possible to configure that no pallet transports are made for goods that are ready to be shipped. This allows for more efficient use of time and labour.

Description:

Settings can be made to determine what percentage of the standard quantity the pallet needs to contain for a pallet transport to be carried out.

The following examples are relevant only for articles that are ready for shipping and where the article outer packaging, retrieval control and delivery item allow the ‘ready-for-shipping process’.

  • If there is no standard quantity defined in the article but the configuration value > 0, a ‘ready for shipping’ list is always generated.
  • If 100 is specified as the configuration value, a ‘ready for shipping’ list is always generated.
  • If the value 0 is set, a pallet transport is made.
  • If the value configured is between 0 and 100, a pallet transport is only triggered if the pallet contains at least the configured percentage of the standard quantity.

Libraries updated

Betrifft Modul: Basispaket 100-01

Benefits:

New functions and error corrections from external libraries can be used in PROLAG®World.

Description:

The integrated libraries in PROLAG®World have been updated to the latest version.



New fields in customer master: value added services (VAS) 1-4 

Benefits:

Special requirements, such as services or work instructions, which apply for all orders being delivered for a specific customer can now be entered in the customer master.

Description:

The customer master features new fields for value added services: VAS 1, VAS 2, VAS 3 and VAS 4. The value added services entered in the customer master for an order are taken into account in all goods issue processes where there are VAS specified in the delivery order.

Example:

PROLAG®World contains specific packaging and labelling instructions for shipping articles to a certain customer.



Customer-specific settings in ‘schema.ini’ files

Benefits:

General settings and customer-specific settings are made both in the ‘schema.ini’ and the ‘kundenschema.ini’ files. The ‘kundenschema.ini’ file only needs to be kept up-to-date for customised reports.

By entering language texts in the ‘(kunden)schema.ini’ file, reports can be created in multiple languages.

Description:

A ‘kundenschema.ini’ file containing customer-specific settings is created to correspond to each ‘schema.ini’ file.

Customer-specific settings for generating the CSV files for reports are written to the ‘kundenschema.ini’ file. The section in ‘kundenschema.ini’ always has priority over the corresponding section (with the same name) in ‘schema.ini’.

The ‘kundenschema.ini’ and ‘schema.ini’ files allow language-dependent texts. This means that a report can be created in multiple languages.

Data display in the ‘(kunden)schema.ini’ file has been simplified. The meta data is no longer listed. The names of the sections now consist only of the name of the relevant Jasper file (without the extension ‘.asc’).

Customer projects that use Crystal Reports still follow the old way of working with ‘schema.ini’.

Example:

The general settings for PROLAG®World are made in the ‘schema.ini’ file; the ‘kundenschema.ini’ now contains customer-specific settings only.

Up to and including version 2.9.5 and in Crystal Reports:

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ColNameHeader = True
Format = Delimited(|)
MaxScanRows = 25
CharacterSet = ANSI
COL1 = Artikel-p_artikelnr CHAR Width 40
COL2 = Artikel-p_beschreibung CHAR Width 160

Version 3.0.1 and higher:

[artikeletikett]
Artikel-p_artikelnr

Artikel-p_beschreibung

Sprachabtext-artikeletikettSprachabtext


Fast packing with identical order structure

Benefits:

There are new flags in in the picking type and delivery order to determine whether the grouping field

set by the order analysis is a separation criterion for a global shipment reservation.

Description:

In the case of shipments reserved in a two-step reservation process, there is a high risk that there are a large number of interdependencies between the different shipments in the same picking package.

Example:

20 delivery orders of 1x4711 + 1x4712

10 delivery orders of 1x4712 + 1x4713

It is not advisable to pick a pallet of 30x4712 since it would take too long to wait for

the dependent shipments to arrive at the packing area for packing to take place.



Workstation included in user login 

Benefits:

As well as the computer name, the workstation is now also displayed in the login overview. This is a useful function since you can see at a glance if there is a difference between the workstation in the login template and the notation in the workstation records.

Description:

The workstation is now also displayed in the user login.



Convert Lieferschein.jrxml

Benefits:

The delivery note report (Lieferschein.jrxml) can now be translated into other languages without having to create a new report.

Description:

The delivery note report is now language-independent. The target language is determined internally by PROLAG®World.

Persistent field for purchase order quantities in delivery items

Benefits:

In the delivery order template, you can filter by the purchase order quantities in the delivery items.

Description:

The field lists the purchase order quantities (in the delivery items) per delivery order separated by a semicolon, that is, ‘1;2;3’ or ‘1;1;2’. How the purchase order quantities are sorted – by delivery item or purchase order quantity – can be configured in the ‘prolag.ini’ file. Note that the sort criteria cannot be changed once a project has started since this results in inconsistent entries.

2. Storage-in

QA reason in goods receipt item

Relevant module: Quality management 206

Benefits:

The QA reason can be set for an individual goods receipt item independently of the purchase order item.

Description:

As well as the article mater and purchase order item, the QA reason can now also be set via the goods receipt item.

Example:

The host system transmits multiple goods receipt items for one purchase order item. The goods receipt items constitute a pallet with different SSCCs. The pallets and the goods receipt items are allocated different QA reasons which are transmitted by the host. A QA reason is allocated before the goods receipt item is put away. 

3. Goods issue

Global shipment reservation with packing area optimisation


Relevant module: Goods issue 203

Benefits:
Packing areas can be filled optimally since the size of the picking packages for the respective packing areas can be predefined.

Description: 
‘Global shipment reservation with packing area optimisation’ means that the packing area defines the size of a picking package, for example, the maximum number of picking load units that can be picked at one time. The picking package is a self-contained unit and designed for two-step picking. All picking lists for a relevant order are contained in the picking package and a picking load unit belonging to the picking package can also contain goods for different shipments. 

The size of a package can be set individually at each packing area.


Example:
It makes sense to configure this option for packing areas with an upstream consolidation area, since the contents of the picking load units are not allocated to individual shipments until the load units reach the packing area. The packing areas have to be supplied with one picking package at a time. 


Change reservation if possible

Benefits:

A reservation can be changed in an ‘auto storage’ storage area without shortage items being generated.

Description:

The user can choose the ‘change reservation if possible’ button in the ‘lock/unlock storage area’ template to change the reservation for all the stock in the storage area. If it was not already locked, the storage area is locked for the time it takes to change the reservation. The reservation is changed at delivery note item level and only if there is other stock available. No shortage items are generated.

Example:

A stacker crane in one of the aisles in the warehouse is defective and it is not clear when it will be functioning again. By choosing the ‘change reservation if possible’ button, the employee can look in accessible storage areas for other stock that can be reserved to fulfil the order.  

Extended filtering for releasing withheld lists 

Relevant module: Goods issue 203


Benefits:
It is possible to control that the number of lists released for picking corresponds correlates to the amount of space free at the packing area.

Description:
The scheduled task ‘release withheld lists’ has been enhanced with a parameter for filtering the orders – with withheld lists to be released – based on the value of specific fields. An action class can be specified in the parameter for implementing the required filter. A new action class has been created for filtering based on the space which is free at the packing area. 

Internal: How the extended filter works and the prerequisites for using it are described under ‘Release withheld lists at packing area’.

Example:
There is only a limited amount of space at the packing area. A picker still wants to pick as many orders as possible simultaneously. However, the packer does not want the entire packing area to be taken up by half-open cartons. In other words, the orders or shipments should ideally be transmitted to the picker in bundles. This is now possible thanks to the extended filtering for releasing withheld lists.


4. Interfaces

QA and lock notifications via feedback table

Relevant module: Host interface 207-16


Benefits:
There are new setting options providing greater flexibility: Feedback messages with information on quality assurance (QA) changes can now be deactivated. Messages about QA changes and locking/unlocking of stock can be configured at owner and logistics centre level. 

Description:
There are new identification values for stock feedback messages in the feedback table (WARE_IN_QS_SETZEN, WARE_AUS_QS_NEHMEN, WARE_QS_GRUND_AENDERN, WARE_SPERREN, WARE_SPERREN_MINDERENTNAHME, WARE_ENTSPERREN). This allows all configuration options provided by the table to be used. The ‘WARE_SPERREN_ENTSPERREN’ (lock/unlock stock) and ‘WARE_SPERREN_MINDERENTNAHME’ (lock stock reduced retrieval) options are no longer available.


Automatic customer master maintenance

Relevant module: Automatic customer master maintenance via interface 207-21

Benefits:
This module enables automatic customer master maintenance in PROLAG®World without having to define an additional interface. 

Description:
PROLAG®World creates a customer master data record for each transferred order or updates an existing record via the customer number. The data is taken from the order header. Exactly which values are taken can be configured. Data records that are no longer required are deleted by the user.


5. PROLAG®Go


Trace PROLAG
®Go user view

Relevant module: PROLAG®Go 30x

Benefits:
For greater efficiency in handling support cases, the last user views called on the mobile device can be displayed showing the time they were called and the user entries made in the browser. This means that any incidents can now be resolved much faster.

Description:
If you select the log file for a mobile device, all times are listed at which a view was displayed to the user. The times at which the user made an entry are also displayed. If you select a time, the relevant view on the mobile device is displayed and the entry made by the user is highlighted.
Please note: This function can be used on an android device but is not supported by telnet.

Example: 
You have an issue with a mobile process and report it to our support team. The CIM support team can retrace the process visually and find the cause of the problem more quickly.


Scan printer in ‘ready for shipping’ process


Relevant module: PROLAG®Go 30x

Benefits:
The ‘ready for shipping’ process can be used without a mobile printer if the printer for printing the shipping labels is scanned after a ‘ready for shipping’ list has been picked.

Description:
If the user is logged on at a workstation and the ‘scan printer on mobile device’ option is activated, the user is requested to scan a printer or printer station for the shipping labels after picking a ‘ready for shipping’ list.

Example: 
Each picking area has a central printer for printing shipping labels. Once an article that is ready for shipping has been removed from storage, the user scans the printer in the picking area and the relevant shipping labels are printed.


Order picking: Confirm quantity by scanning destination load unit


Relevant module: PROLAG®Go 30x

Benefits:
If picking is performed using a transport trolley or multi-order picking (MOP), you can now scan the destination LU instead of entering the quantity. This avoids having to make lots of individual entries when you have a large number of picking operations with a large transport trolley. You save time and the process is automatically faster.

Description:
The ‘confirm quantity with destination scan’ option must be activated in the ‘configuration of mobile devices’ in the storage area of the source load unit. Users must scan the destination load unit instead of the quantity if they have collected multiple picking load units or a transport trolley (or scan the location barcode for location-managed transport trolleys). 
The destination load unit does not have to be scanned in advance in this case.

 

Allow goods receipt items at mobile I-point

Relevant module: PROLAG®Go - mobile I-point 302-03_01

Benefits:

The host can transmit multiple goods receipt items for a purchase order item, for example, due to different SSCC pallets, different expiry dates or different batches. It is also possible to scan and post goods receipt items individually at the mobile I-point. This makes for a faster and more flexible goods issue process.

Description:

Up until now, it was only possible to select and post goods receipt items in the browser version of the I-point. This functionality is now also available at the mobile I-point. You can search for existing goods receipt items and select them. As with the browser I-point, purchase order items which have not yet been assigned goods receipt items can also be selected and posted in the system. In this case, the system creates goods receipt items automatically in the background. For both variants, you can configure which information is displayed in the goods receipt item selection template and how the information is sorted.

Exception:

With GS1 barcode storage, the search for scanned values at the I-point is based only on the purchase order items. The search in goods receipt items is based only on the SSCC mode.

Splitting options for additions to load unit/stock


Relevant module: PROLAG®Go - mobile processes basic package 300-01

Benefits:
The user can fill up the addition-to-stock location with part of the originally planned quantity if there is not enough space for the full quantity. A new location is found for the remaining stock units. PROLAG®Go helps your employees to react to unexpected situations quickly and flexibly.

Description / Example:
An employee making an addition to stock sees that it is not possible to add the full quantity of 10 pieces since the shelf only has space for eight pieces. The employee can press the ‘shelf full’ function key to enter the partial quantity; the shelf is flagged as occupied. The shelf is not considered by the location suggestion in PROLAG®World until there is another stock removal. The system looks for a new storage location for the remaining two pieces. 


Reduced retrieval with QA lock


Relevant module: PROLAG®Go - mobile processes basic package 300-01 and quality assurance 206-01

Benefits:
Stock can be locked if a reduced retrieval is made from quality assurance (QA) and if necessary rebooked to a QS storage area. A host cost centre and/or host cost type can also be specified.

Description:
As part of the reduced retrieval functionality, it is now possible to lock the missing stock for QA instead of deleting/locking it. A host cost centre and/or host cost type can be set via the selected QA reason or defined separately. The stock can be rebooked to a QA area via the selected QA reason, which is a required field in this particular reduced retrieval mode. The data is deleted at the original storage location in this case although the stock remains locked for QA. A cost centre and/or cost type can be specified when stock is locked manually for QA.


6. PROSEND®

Packing area - Management of slots for packing units

Relevant module: 403-01 Packing area

Benefits:
This new feature saves time and costs during the packing process: You can have the system show your employees at the packing area the exact location of a suitable packing unit for a purchase order. This eliminates time wasted unnecessarily searching for packing units. It also prevents the scenario where the largest packing unit is always selected, again saving packing material and reducing costs. 

Description:
A packing area definition is assigned at the packing area to an appropriately configured storage area where the packing units are managed on a location basis. The location barcode is queried when new packing units are created or when the convert LU to packing unit option is activated. The packing unit ID can be scanned when the goods are packed and/or the barcode of the storage location at which the packing unit is located. You can only create as many packing units as the specified storage area can accommodate with free space.

Example: 
An employee is instructed to pack a purchase order containing 10 pieces of article 4711. A new packing unit named ‘shipping carton’ is created in the system. The location barcode of the packing unit is scanned, and the new packing unit is generated in the system at the appropriate location in the storage area. The employee scans the article number 4711, enters the packed quantity 10 pieces and then scans the location barcode of the packing unit again. From a system perspective, the goods for article 4711 with a quantity of 10 pieces are now packed in the packing unit.


Fast packing of orders with identical order structures

Relevant module: 403-01 - Packing area

Benefits:
The new feature considerably reduces handling times at the packing area: Fast packing using the lean packing area function is possible for lists picked in two-step picking which contain shipments with identical order structures.

Description:
The above lists are not split when they are taken to the consolidation area and, as soon as all related load units have arrived at the consolidation area, they can be found by the lean packing area. As soon as all load units have been booked to the packing area, the shipments can be automatically split and packed by choosing the ‘fast packing’ button. The user sees a message showing the number of units to be packed and the content of the packing units. If there is no packing unit type defined in the retrieval control, the user can select a type.

Example: 
100 shipments each containing three pens, a packet of gummy bears and a gym bag are reserved, released and set down at the consolidation area. The employee at the packing area clicks on ‘find order’, looks for the shipments at the consolidation area and books all three load units to his or her packing area. When they click on ‘fast packing’, the user sees a message instructing them to pack 100 parcels each containing three pens, a packet of gummy bears and a gym bag. The shipping labels for the 100 parcels are printed as soon as the user confirms the message. The content of the individual packing units is displayed again so that the employee can start applying the shipping labels during packing.


Managing allowed packing areas

Relevant module: 403-01 - Packing area

Benefits:
The workstation configuration determines the packing area definitions from which lists can be collected for packing. You can also specify on which packing area definition the packing units are created. Your benefit: If packing is no longer possible at one workstation, the packing unit can be released and allocated to a different workstation. 

Description:
It is now possible to configure that a new packing unit is created on the packing area definition for the workstation, instead of on the standard packing area definition at which the picking load unit is located. If the user is logged in via a workstation, a setting can be made to determine which source packing areas are allowed for packing. The entry is made in the ‘packing area definition’ field. If no entry is made, all packing areas are allowed. If an entry is made, a list can only be packed if it is located at a packing area which is entered in the workstation. There is also a new function called rebook list to different packing area. This function can be used to select one or more lists and rebook them to the relevant packing area.

Example: 
There is a retrieval control ‘ALS_PACKPLATZ’ (AS_PACKINGAREA) with the packing area definition ‘PACKPLATZ’ (PACKINGAREA). There are also three workstations. An additional packing area definition has been created and entered for each workstation. If the picking load unit is set down at the general ‘PACKINGAREA’, the three workstations which do not have PACKINGAREA as their packing area definition can now also scan the list for packing. The packing area definition ‘PACKINGAREA’ simply has to be included as a ‘source packing area’. Lists from the PACKINGAREA are also accepted in this case, and the packing unit is created on ‘PACKINGAREA’ or on the packing area definition of the workstation.

Lean packing areas with lists which can be reserved for global shipments


Relevant modules: 203-06 Two-step picking, 403-01 - Packing area

Benefits:
This new function reduces handling times at the packing area since non-split lists picked in two-step picking can be processed at the lean packing area.

Description:
If there are load units at the consolidation area which can be reserved for global shipments but which have not been split, the entire picking package has to be transported to the packing area. The load units are automatically split in PROLAG®World when they are set down at the packing area and can then be packed. The number of picking packages must be limited in this process in order to make sure that there is sufficient space for the relevant load units at the consolidation area and at the packing area.

Example: 
There are two load units which can be reserved for global shipments at the consolidation area. The load units contain shipments A, B and C. The next search by the lean packing area finds shipment A. Since the ‘global shipment reservation’ characteristic applies to this shipment, all load units belonging to the picking package must be taken to the packing area. As soon as all load units are at the packing area and have been split, shipment A is loaded and can be packed. Since shipments B and C are already at the packing area, they are processed next.


Enter transport vehicle in incoming PO item and stock


Relevant module: 202-02 Transport vehicle management at goods receipt

Benefits:
The transport vehicle used to deliver the goods can be traced and transmitted in the incoming purchase order item to the host system, for example. This allows for greater traceability in PROLAG®World.

Description:
Before a transport vehicle is closed, the system checks if there are still any open incoming purchase order items for the vehicle. If known, the transport vehicle from goods receipt is entered in PROLAG®World in the incoming purchase order item, the stock and the history.

Example: 
When goods are delivered, the employee responsible for goods receipt accepts the delivery note and creates a transport vehicle with the delivery note number manually in the system. The transport vehicle is selected at goods receipt in PROLAG®World, the goods are entered in the system and the transport vehicle is entered in the incoming purchase order, the stock and the history. Once processing of the delivery note is complete, the transport vehicle is closed manually as long as there are no more open incoming purchase order items for the transport vehicle.


Pack identical articles only

Relevant module: 403-01 Packing area

Benefits:
This function ensures that only homogenous packing units are packed at the packing area. This enhances shipping quality since the parcel recipient does not have to search through multiple different articles. It also prevents articles which are not allowed to be shipped in the same packing unit from being packed together.

Description:
If the ‘pack identical articles only’ option is set in the delivery order, it is not possible to add different articles to the same packing unit at the packing area. Packing units that already contain a different article are greyed out. The display shows the employee how much of the selected article is still to be packed so that they know when the packing unit can be closed.

Example: 
12 pieces of article 1001 and 5 pieces of article 1002 are required for a delivery order. At least one packing unit needs to be created for each article at the packing area for the goods to be packed as identical articles only.


Close packing unit automatically

Relevant module: 403-01 Packing area

Benefits:
The new setting speeds up processing at the packing area. Once stock or a stock subset has been added to a packing unit, the unit can be closed automatically without the employee having to explicitly choose the ‘close packing unit’ button.

Description:
The retrieval control can be configured such that a check is run to see if the packing unit should be closed automatically after stock has been added. If so, the packing unit is closed without any intervention on the part of the user.

Example: 
There are 200 packing units to be packed, each containing only one article. To speed up the process, a setting is made in the system to trigger automatic closing of packing units. A considerable amount of time is saved if handling 200 packing units.


Packing area: Identify lists via article number


Relevant module: 403-01 - Packing area

Benefits:
This function makes PROLAG®World even more flexible and user-friendly: If there is no list number or load unit ID, lists can be identified at the packing area via the article number.

Description:
An article number or GTIN can be scanned at the packing area. A list that matches the article number is loaded. The goods are selected automatically and the default quantity is ‘1’, meaning that only one more packing unit needs to be scanned. While the list is being processed at the packing area, it cannot be called up by other packing areas. The prerequisite is that the employee is logged in via a workstation.

Example: 
There is a load unit without a load unit ID at the packing area. The load unit contains goods for three different articles. The list is identified and the goods selected by scanning the article number. Once a packing unit has been scanned, the goods are packed.

Dachser: Telephone notification and additional texts

Relevant module: 403-54

Benefits:
Customers can now be additionally notified by telephone when goods are shipped by Dachser. It is also possible to transmit general information and delivery instructions electronically.

Description:
The telephone notification service option can now be selected in the shipping options for goods shipped by Dachser. The telephone notification can only be used if there is a telephone number specified in the relevant service info field. The shipping options are configured in the Dachser configuration file.

It is now possible to transmit additional texts to Dachser via PROLAG®World. A distinction is made between additional texts containing general information and additional texts containing delivery instructions. The texts are configured in the Dachser configuration file.

Packing area: Display all non-packed stock


Relevant module: 403-01 - Packing area

Benefits: 
When users click on the ‘display all non-packed stock’ button, a pop-up window opens in which all non-packed stock for the current shipment is shown. This information provides users with a brief and easy-to-access overview of the shipment so that they can decide on the number and type of packing units required. As a result, fewer errors occur.

Description:
The pop-up window shows all non-packed stock for the shipment that has yet to be placed in a packing unit and packed at this packing area. Stock in the table can be filtered and sorted. 

Example: 
After opening the pop-up window, an employee immediately sees that a large volume of some heavy-weight stock is en route. The user decides to take a Euro pallet as the packing unit. As a result, there is no need to repack stock at a later point in time.



7. Production

Relevant modules: 403-02 and 403-03

Benefits:
Service quality is increased for customers because the recipient is automatically informed when goods are shipped.

Description:
The PROSEND® shipping system allows users to inform recipients automatically by email that their goods have been shipped. The email includes a list of all packing units that have been shipped. The shipping confirmation for parcel delivery services is created as soon as the relevant freight list has been closed. The shipping confirmation for forwarders is created when the transport vehicle is closed.


8. Automated warehouses

Automatic recording of production times


Relevant module: Production 50X

Benefits:
Automatic recording of production times for the Business Intelligence tool 

Description: 
The time required for production is now recorded automatically. The timespan from order selection through to completion of finished parts is measured. 

Automatic changing of reservations in the event of malfunctions

Relevant module: Global processes 705

Benefits:
Guaranteed production supply and delivery if a stacker crane malfunctions, without the need for any manual intervention. 

Description:
If a stacker crane malfunctions for a specific period of time, PROLAG®World checks the storage areas to which the crane is assigned. The system looks for reserved stock that has already been called off and is now waiting for retrieval. The reservation for this stock is changed but only when a suitable replacement is available. As a result, no shortage items are generated.

 

1. PROLAG®World Basic

Block storage with FIFO range

Relevant module: PROLAG®World Basic (100-01)

Benefits:
The FIFO range specified in the article master can be used to ensure that only stock to which a specific expiry date range applies (for example 100 days) is stored together. Stock handling can be optimally structured and organised using this feature. In addition, efficiency is enhanced and waste due to expiry or spoilage is avoided. 

Description:
Once the first stock items have been put away in a block storage row, the maximum and minimum FIFO dates for this row are calculated based on the FIFO range specified in the article master. Once this setting has been made in the article master, only items with a FIFO date in the appropriate range can be put away in the row. A new block storage row is created for items with FIFO dates outside of the specified range. 

Example: 
A pallet containing article 1111 with a FIFO range of 10 days and an expiry date of 10/10/2021 is put away in a block storage area.
The following limit values are applied to the block storage row: min. expiry date: 30/09/2021 / max. expiry date: 20/10/2021

A second pallet containing article 1111 with an expiry date of 20/10/2021 is put away in the block storage area. The limit values are updated: min. expiry date: 10/10/2021 / max. expiry date 20/10/2021.

A third pallet containing article 1111 with an expiry date of 21/10/2021 is put away. A new block storage row is created because this date is outside the specified range. Limit values: min. expiry date: 11/10/2021 / max. expiry date 31/10/2021.


Re-reserve delivery item – quantity to be reserved is smaller than originally reserved quantity

Relevant module: PROLAG®World Basic (100-01)

Benefits: 
This module can be used to subsequently adjust quantities if the quantity to be reserved is smaller the quantity that has already been reserved. This feature means that the process remains flexible at all stages.

Description:
If the module is active, the reservation can be changed to a quantity which is smaller than the quantity ordered. The status of the delivery item then changes to "partially reserved". If partial delivery is allowed for the delivery order, the order status changes to "released". This new feature has been implemented for the re-reserve delivery item and re-reserve delivery note item functions.

Example: 
Stock is reserved for an order, with PROLAG®World rounding up to full pallets as appropriate. Should the stock have been delivered in the meantime, it may be necessary to change the reservation to a smaller quantity.


Extension of stocktaking configuration for SSCCs and full pallets containing homogenous articles

Relevant module: PROLAG®World Basic (100-01)

Benefits: 
The stocktaking process using mobile devices has been simplified even further. This allows the user to act quickly and process orders in an extremely short time.

Description:
A new option is available in the stocktaking configuration table. There is a "confirm quantity for full homogenous pallets" option which can be used to predefine the quantity to be entered for full pallets containing homogenous articles. Users need only confirm that the quantity is correct. If they do not confirm that the quantity is correct, it can instead be entered in the usual way. 

2. Goods receipt


End criterion: filter for FIFO range

Relevant module: Retrieval strategy management 203-03

Benefits: 
This new function provides a more flexible form of the First-In-First-Out principle. All stock within a FIFO range is deemed to be equivalent, thereby making it possible to reduce the number of retrievals required.

Description:
The new end criterion can be used to only reserve stock within a configurable FIFO range. The "FIFO range for block" field in the article master is used to define this range. 

Example:
Look for the stock with the latest FIFO date (for example 01/01/2021)
Add the "FIFO range for block" from the article master to the FIFO date (assuming that a value of 9 days has been entered, this means 01/01/2021 + 9 days = 10/01/2021)
Remove all stock outside of this range (all stock with a FIFO date >= 11/01/2021, so that only stock within the range 01/01/2021 to 10/01/2021 remains)


Reserve delivery items separately

Relevant module: Assembly and packaging 203-21

Benefits: 
Goods can be assembled and packaged during the picking process.

Description: 
Using this new function, it is possible to define that delivery items for specific articles must be reserved separately. This means that goods belong to a delivery item as soon as they have been reserved. They do not have to be assigned at a later stage, for example at the consolidation or packing area.

Example: 
This module is useful for articles for which quantities are managed in units of length, such as hoses. If a delivery order includes items in lengths of 60 m, 20 m and 20 m of a particular article, three separate stock units should be delivered in these different lengths as opposed to one stock unit with a length of 100 m. 


Order analysis


Relevant module: Order analysis 203-30

Benefits:
The order analysis module groups and analyses delivery orders according to predefined criteria so that similar orders can be picked and packed more quickly. This allows for more efficiency and accuracy, which is an important factor in the e-commerce sector, for example, for retailers dealing with promotional products. 
The process is started manually using the order control centre functionality, for example. The analysis filters the orders and the number of orders is displayed in the result. A proposal is also made regarding reservations in the relevant wave pick (the proposal can be adjusted manually if necessary). If the proposal is confirmed, the picking settings are conveyed to the orders and the first wave pick is started.

Description:
Order analysis functionality is used to analyse orders according to specific filter criteria and to assign them to pick waves for reservation within configurable groups (by scheduled task). 

The user starts order analysis manually (in the order control centre, for example). The analysis result indicates the number of filtered orders in certain groups. Users can modify the results. However, the system is configured to make a proposal for reservation in the wave pick. The user then confirms the proposal. Depending on configuration, different picking settings are applied to the orders and the relevant pick wave is started.

Example:
50 delivery orders in the system consist of 1 delivery item containing 1 piece of article 10001. The user initiates order analysis, which shows that there are a total of 50 delivery orders consisting of 1 item of article 10001. The system makes a proposal in line with delivery order priorities and other pending delivery orders. The user can confirm the proposal and add it to the wave pick. The picking type indicates that two step-reservation applies to these orders. 


Cover address and billing address in delivery order

Benefits:
It is now easy to send an order on behalf of another company in PROLAG®World. A cover address can be entered in the delivery order and is printed by PROLAG®World on the shipping labels and shipping documents, indicating that the order has been shipped directly by a customer. It is also possible to specify an address other than the recipient’s address as the billing address.

Description:
The cover address and billing address are entered in the delivery order as references to the "address" table. The relevant fields for these two addresses have been added to the record types used for transmitting delivery orders to PROLAG®World. Existing addresses are used for the address data transmitted by the host, or new addresses are created. New addresses are identified as "temporary" and are automatically deleted when the last order that refers to them is deleted. The mechanism used to determine the sender address first takes the cover address into account and only then examines the other sender address settings.


3. Global processes

Temporary skipping of serial number entry in goods issue for AUSB (OUTB)

Relevant module: Serial number administration 205-04

Benefits: 
In certain circumstances, mobile devices such as narrow aisle forklifts can skip serial number scanning at goods issue. Instead, load units must be set down at a meeting area. This can be an advantage for warehouse environments where serial number scanning is not possible. A second mobile device collects the load unit from the meeting area and enters the serial numbers later.

Description:
The different mobile device types can be configured so that serial numbers are not registered at retrieval. Instead load units are set down at the meeting area. 


Scheduled task: Automatic Excel export to CSV or XLS(X) file


Relevant module: Excel export 205-24_1

Benefits:
Automatic Excel exports can be initiated regularly at configurable times and either saved in a directory or transmitted by email.
A scheduled task can be used to automatically export specific values. The file can be assigned a dynamic name or filed under a dynamic folder name. The generated file can be transmitted by email and saved as a .csv file. 
The new file format can also be used for the existing Excel export function.

Description:
The (*.csv) file format can also be used for Excel exports. The format for the download function is configured in the "Excel-ini".
In addition, users can make settings in the "configuration of automatic Excel export" table. For example, the table specifies which filters and fields are to be written to the file and whether or not the generated file is to be transmitted by email. Once the user has selected a specific configuration, a scheduled task is automatically defined for this configuration. The scheduled task can be activated and modified at will (for example the starting time). The generated file format is defined in the configuration table of the relevant entry.


Two-step crossdocking

Relevant modules: 
Two-step picking 204-04-1
Secondary picking 203-11
Shortage item processing - Crossdocking 205-15


Benefits:
Two-step crossdocking means shorter routes through the warehouse and faster processing times. A full incoming load unit (LU) can be taken straight to the goods receipt area. This is useful if all of the stock on the load unit is required to fulfil shortage item orders.

Description:
It is possible to configure the system so that "crossdocking for two-step reservation" takes place directly at putaway.
Once the quantity has been entered at the I-point (browser), the system checks whether the entire quantity is required to fulfil shortage item orders.
A message appears to inform to user if this is the case and the strategies and special two-step crossdocking storage group are optionally applied at the I-point (browser).
The entire load unit is booked to a special area for two-step crossdocking.
There, two-step reservation can be applied to the stock automatically using a scheduled task. The load unit then goes straight to goods issue.
This means that putaway and the usual wave reservation steps are skipped.

Example: 
The starting point is as follows:
A project has been configured so that "one-piece orders" are always reserved in a two-step wave reservation process.
There are 217 "one-piece shortage item orders" for string lights that could not be processed because there were no string lights in stock.
String lights are always delivered in ready-to-ship outer packagings, with 100 pieces on each pallet. Five pallets of string lights are delivered to goods receipt.

4. PROLAG®Go

PROLAG®Go - Unloading for android

Relevant module: PROLAG®Go extension modules - Shipping 40X

Benefits:
As an alternative to the HTML template, this process can now also be carried out on mobile android devices using the ‘PROLAG®Go - Unloading’ menu item.

Description:

A mobile android device can be used to unload packing units and collecting load units from a transport vehicle which has not yet been closed.

PROLAG®Go - Individual scanning of weight at picking 
Module: Smart glasses 301-01

Benefits: 
This is a new function for entering the weight of non-standardised goods individually at picking. 

Description:
Selecting the ‘enter weight at picking’ checkbox stipulates that the weight has to be scanned individually for each stock unit. A minimum and maximum weight can be defined. Using an adjustment method, the weight can be read from the barcode and entered automatically.

Evaluation of mobile device menu parameter for priority mode and retrieval 
Relevant module: PROLAG®Go - mobile processes 300-01


Benefits:
Specific menu items can be configured and saved for the priority mode and for stock retrieval using a mobile device.

Description:

Search limits can be defined in the parameters of mobile device menu items.

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Example: 

Two priority mode menu items are displayed in the main menu. Only stock retrievals are processed under the menu item ‘priority mode (retrieval)’ and only putaways, additions to stock and additions to a load unit in the second men item ‘priority mode (putaway)’.

Action class CollectListsWithIdenticalCriteria (ListenMitGleichenKriterienAufnehmen)

Relevant module: PROLAG®Go - mobile processes 300-01


Benefits:
There are now configurable menu items for priority mode and retrieval using a mobile device so that specific attributes can be set in order to build lists with identical criteria.

Description:
Attribute or attribute strings can be defined in the parameters for this action class. This means that only lists which correspond to the specified attributes can be collected.


Example: 
A mobile device is only authorised to collect lists for one haulier. If the first list collected is for DHL, it means that only DHL lists can be processed by the mobile device.

Assignment of list evaluation based on picking type
Relevant module: PROLAG®Go - mobile processes 300-01

Benefits: 
Stock retrieval lists can be prioritised based on the picking type.


Description:
The list evaluation configuration has been extended by the picking type. This means that retrieval lists in priority mode can be prioritised according to the picking type.

Example:
Lists with the picking type ‘large orders’ have higher priority than lists with the picking type ‘individual orders’ and are therefore processed first.

Create collecting LU after picking

Relevant module: Management of collecting load units 403-18

Benefits: 
As well as using collecting load units (LUs) at the packing area, collecting LUs can now also be created after picking in cases where the packing area is skipped. Another option is to add a load unit to an existing collecting LU at the dispatch area.


Description:
If the ‘collecting LU required’ option is activated in the retrieval control, the user must book the lists to a collecting LU when they arrive at the dispatch area.
New collecting LUs can be created at this point, or packing units added to existing collecting LUs. If the goods on a transport trolley have been picked and all lists are destined for the same staging zone, the transport trolley can be converted to a collecting LU.

Example: 
Ten lists for the same haulier have been picked and the required goods placed on a transport trolley. When the trolley is taken to the dispatch area, three packing units are booked to an existing collecting LU at the staging zone. The other seven packing units are placed on a new collecting LU with the load unit ID of the transport trolley.

5. Shipping

Variable packing unit dimensions
Relevant module: Packing area 403-01

Benefits:
Provides greater flexibility for non-standard sized packages. 

Description:
It was previously possible to specify a variable height in PROLAG®World for transport load unit types used as packing units. The height was entered at the packing area. You can now stipulate that the width and depth of a packing unit should also be entered for shipping. The packing unit template now includes fields for the measured width and measured depth.

All dimensions are entered at the packing area – either at a workstation or on a mobile device. If the packing area is skipped, there is an additional query for entering the dimensions when a list is booked using a mobile device (if a packing unit is created automatically). If a list is booked in the browser and the packing area is skipped, no dimensions are entered. In this case, the dimensions entered in the transport load unit types are also valid for the packing unit. The unit (cm, mm etc.) for entering the dimensions can be configured.

UPS: Quantum view
Relevant module: Parcel delivery service UPS 403-07

Benefits:
The UPS notification service Quantum View is now available to PROLAG®World users. 


Description:
Users of PROLAG®World now have access to UPS’s Quantum View service. This lets you monitor the status of deliveries and configure status notifications for you and your customers via email and SMS. Configuration settings can be made to determine which notifications are sent to which recipient.

UPS, Dachser and Fortras: Neutral shipping (cover address)
Relevant modules: Parcel delivery service UPS 403-07, Forwarding interface for DACHSER 403-54, Standard forwarding interface FORTRAS 403-64

Benefits:
Neutral shipping is now possible for UPS, Dachser and all forwarding companies connected through the standard Fortras interface, that is, shipping on behalf of another company or sender.

Description:
The delivery order template now contains additional fields for entering a cover address. If a cover address is specified, it appears as the sender on all shipping documents. The cover address and the actual sender address are both transmitted in the EDI message to Dachser and through the standard Fortras interface.

Dachser: Transmitting dimensions
Relevant module: Forwarding interface for DACHSER 403-54

Benefits:
A number of functional enhancements mean that shipping with Dachser is now even more flexible and easy to use in PROLAG®World: Dimensions, volumes and other data such as the weight of individual packages can now be transmitted to the forwarder. A cash on delivery service is also available for Dachser.

Description:
Transmitting dimensions and volumes:
Transmission of the package dimensions can be activated in the configuration file for Dachser. The packages are grouped by dimensions as well as package type, since the dimensions can only be transmitted at item level and not at package level. The volumes of the packages can also be transmitted.

Transmitting individual package data:
Settings can also be made in the Dachser configuration file to determine whether a separate item is created for each package. The item contains data such as weight, volume and dimensions. If each item contains one package only, the data can be assigned to this package. If one item includes several identical packages, the weights and volumes of these packages are added together to give a total. 

Shipping with cash on delivery service including specification of currency:
A cash on delivery service is now available for Dachser. The stock value or COD amount is expressed in the currency of the shipment or packing unit. Partial delivery is not allowed for cash on delivery shipments. All packing units for the shipment must be closed and loaded at the same time.

Dachser: Transmitting individual package data
Relevant module: 403-54

See release note on Transmitting Dimensions

Dachser: Shipping with cash on delivery service and specification of currency
Relevant module: 403-54

See release note on Transmitting Dimensions

Fortras: Transmitting dimensions
Relevant module: Standard forwarding interface FORTRAS 403-64

Benefits:
A number of functional enhancements mean that shipping through the standard Fortras interface is now even more flexible and easy to use in PROLAG®World: Dimensions, volumes and other data such as the weight of individual packages can now be transmitted to the forwarder. A cash on delivery service is also available.

Description:
Transmitting dimensions and volumes:
Transmission of the package dimensions can be activated in the configuration file for hauliers. The packages are grouped by dimensions as well as package type, since the dimensions can only be transmitted at item level and not at package level. The volumes of the packages can also be transmitted.

Transmitting individual package data:
Settings can also be made in the configuration file for hauliers to determine whether a separate item is created for each package. The item contains data such as weight, volume and dimensions. If each item contains one package only, the data can be assigned to this package. If one item includes several identical packages, the weights and volumes of these packages are added together to give a total.

Shipping with cash on delivery service including specification of currency:
A cash on delivery service is now available for hauliers connected through the Fortras interface. The stock value or COD amount is expressed in the relevant Fortras ISO code in the currency of the shipment. Partial delivery is not allowed for cash on delivery shipments. All packing units for the shipment must be closed and loaded at the same time.

Fortras: Transmitting individual package data
Relevant module: 403-64

See release note on Transmitting Dimensions

Fortras: Shipping with cash on delivery service; stock value currency

Relevant module: 403-64

See release note on Transmitting Dimensions

Automatic fast packing

Relevant module: Packing area 403-01

Benefits:
The new automatic fast packing functionality speeds up your shipping process even further, since homogenous transport load units containing one-piece shipments can be packed with just one click. 

Description:
Lists picked in a two-step picking process without consolidation are not split when they are set down at the packing area. The list can be called up in the packing area template. By clicking the fast packing button, all packing units are automatically allocated to the relevant shipments and registered as packed. The shipping labels are printed automatically.

Example: 
100 customers each order a copy of the same book. A Euro pallet containing 100 books is transported to the packing area. The employee at the packing area scans the Euro pallet and clicks on the fast packing button. 100 shipping labels are printed automatically. The employee can pack the books into individual boxes without further delay and affix the relevant shipping labels. 


6. Transportation


Reorganisation of free stock in automated storage areas

Relevant module: Cross-sectional occupancy - article 201-10

Benefits:
PROLAG®World ensures that the stock for an article or owner distributed as evenly as possible across multiple aisles or storage groups in the warehouse. This enhances your delivery reliability since if there is a malfunction in one storage area or aisle, identical stock can be accessed in another area.

Description:
A new scheduled task has been developed which can be used to redistribute your articles across multiple aisles or storage groups in order to achieve cross-sectional occupancy: PROLAG®World checks which aisles/storage groups contain the most articles and distributes the surplus among the other aisles/storage group. After PROLAG®World has carried out the analysis for one article, any necessary stock relocations are triggered. Only once these relocations have been made does PROLAG®World continue with the analysis and relocation of further articles.
 

1. PROLAG®World Basic

Country settings

Relevant module: PROLAG®World Basic (100-01)

Benefits:

Country settings such as country codes and international dialling codes can now be managed centrally in PROLAG®World.

Description:

There is a new master data table named “Country settings”. The table currently contains country codes and international dialling codes. Further fields will be added to the table as required.

2. Goods receipt

Container type

Relevant module: Transport Vehicle Management at Goods Receipt (202-02)

Benefits:

Container types are no longer defined by the system but can be configured and managed individually.

Description:

Users can create their own container types in the “container type” template.

 

3. Goods issue

New additional text type KONTROLLE-DOKUMENTENDRUCK

Relevant modules: Checking (203-10), Packing Area (403-01)

Benefits:

External documents, such as invoice documents, which have been transmitted by the host or entered manually in the order header or delivery item can now be printed at the checking area. Invoice documents can be printed, for example. Documents with additional texts entered in the delivery order can also be printed by choosing the appropriate button.

Description:

If there are additional texts assigned the type KONTROLLE-DOKUMENTENDRUCK for an order or delivery item, they are displayed for printing in the “order checking” template.

Which printer is used to create the documents is configured in the logic point named "KONTROLLE-DOKUMENTENDRUCK".

By choosing the "print all" button, documents with the additional text type "PACKPLATZ-DOKUMENTENDRUCK" are printed at the packing area and "KONTROLLE-DOKUMENTENDRUCK" documents at the checking area.

Additional texts requiring confirmation
Relevant modules: Checking (203-10), Packing Area (403-01)

Benefits:

There is a new indicator at the checking and packing areas named “confirmation required”. It can be set for documents and additional texts which have been transmitted by the host or entered manually in the order header.

Description:

Three additional text types are currently supported: KONTROLLE-DOKUMENTENDRUCK, PACKPLATZ-DOKUMENTENDRUCK and PACKPLATZ-ABSCHLUSS-TEXTDIALOG. The user cannot complete processing of the delivery order until all additional texts which require confirmation have been printed and confirmed. In the case of the last additional text type, the shipment is stopped after the last packing unit has been closed. The shipment is not released again until the user has confirmed the message.

Each time an additional text is confirmed, the action is logged in the history.

Example:

This prevents users from forgetting to attach an invoice at the packing area. Which user confirmed attachment of the invoice and when is logged.

4. Relocation/Replenishment

Storage group – not for relocation
Relevant module: Destination Relocation Stock/Load Unit (204)

Benefits:
Selected storage groups can be hidden in the "destination relocation" template.

Description:
If the "not for relocation” option is set in a storage group, it means that the storage group cannot be selected as the destination for a relocation. Exception: If the storage group is defined in the article master as the standard storage group, it is displayed even if the "not for relocation” option is set.

5. Global processes

Extension of ABC analysis/replenishment

Relevant module: ABC Classification Tool (205-05)

Benefits:

Particularly for seasonal articles, it is now easier to assess whether the ABC classification of an article can be retained or if it needs to be changed.

Description:

There are two new fields in the "ABC analysis - allocate strategy" and "ABC analysis (replenishment) - allocate strategy":

  • last access: creation date of the most recent entry in the access history for an article during the ABC analysis period (date of last pick/retrieval)
  • average retrieval quantity during evaluation period: average quantity retrieved each time an article is accessed during the ABC analysis period (quantity per pick)

 

6. Host interface

Provide host system with computer and/or printer IP for assignment

Relevant module: PROLAG®World Host Interface (207-16)

Benefits:

It is now easier to select the correct printer if the delivery note is printed by the host system.

Description:

The printer determined at the logic point can be entered in the feedback message for the delivery order. The host system then knows which printer to use to print the delivery note.

Example:

If a customer has five packing areas, it is now easier for the host system to print the delivery note at the correct packing area.

7. Printing

Print logic for delivery notes based on order type  
Relevant module: Printing (209)

Benefits:

Configuration settings can now be made for individual transport vehicles to determine whether or not a delivery note is printed.

Description:

There is a new order type for delivery item orders: the settings are made in the order control centre, the order type only has to be changed in PROLAG®World up to the status "assigned to shipment". A feedback message is triggered once the transport vehicle has the status "closed". Only one feedback message is created for all shipments with this order type. The message only includes the packing units which have been loaded onto the transport vehicle. The existing feedback messages are not created for this order type. When the transport vehicle is closed, the delivery note is printed containing only the part loaded in the shipment. Printing is based on the logic point search (according to user, workstation, mobile device, and so on).

Example:

A customer has shipments which are distributed across multiple transport vehicles. The customer wants to print one delivery note for each transport vehicle, but only for special order types. All existing order types should print the delivery note at the packing area.

8. PROLAG®Go – Mobile processes

Addition of list information to LU info
Relevant module: PROLAG®Go – Basic Mobile Processes Module (300-01)


Benefits:
Much more information can now be displayed on the mobile device under menu item “LU info”. This generates increased transparency.

Description:
The mobile device’s menu item "LU info" now displays whether there is an existing list for a specific load unit (and if so its mode of transport and destination storage area). The device also displays whether stock on the LU is reserved and which orders are reserving this stock. In addition, the device indicates whether stock is reserved for replenishment and shows the list associated with any replenishment.

 

Location-managed transport trolley with consolidation
Relevant modules: Retrieval and Relocation with Transport Trolley (303-16), Consolidation (303-04)

Benefits:
Additional processes are now available for location-managed transport trolleys. 

Description:

The following actions are now possible:

  • Entire location-managed transport trolleys can be set down at consolidation.
  • Boxes can be set down individually at consolidation from location-managed transport trolleys.
  • The picking cons. process can be used to pick from location-managed transport trolleys that have been set down.

The android device always displays the transport trolley ID and, for location-managed trolleys, the position of the box on the trolley, in the latter case using the format configured in the "TT format class” (TT barcode width or TT barcode width depth).


Picking consolidation – configuring sorting options for shipments
Relevant module: PROLAG®Go – Consolidation (303-04)

Benefits:

The shipment sorting options can be configured so that the mobile device collects items as individually prioritised for transport from consolidation onwards.

As a result, processes can be handled flexibly and efficiently.

Description:
Sorting of the lists/shipments displayed in the mobile device can be configured for transport from the consolidation area to the next station.

Example:
There are shipments at consolidation that are not due to be transported onwards to their destination until the next day (using the delivery date as the guiding criterion). These shipments should not be displayed in the "picking consolidation" process until all lists for shipments in which the current day has been specified as the delivery date have been processed. This is now a configurable option.


9. Shipping system

DPD: Service Predict
Relevant module: Parcel Delivery Service DPD (403-05)

Benefits:

The "Predict" service provided by DPD can be used. Recipients can be informed in advance about the scheduled time of delivery and alternative delivery options can be selected.

Description:

The "Predict by email" and "Predict by text message" options are now available when DPD is selected as the shipping company. An email address and a telephone number must be entered in the relevant service information fields in order to use these options. Once added, the telephone or email information is applied to the delivery order in advance. DPD requires this service to be used for ordinary and C.O.D. packages in the B2C sector as otherwise additional costs are incurred for repeated delivery attempts. “Predict” cannot be used for express, carriage forward or hazardous goods shipments. However, no costs are incurred for additional delivery attempts in these cases.

SOAP web service for PostCH

Relevant module: Creation of Certificate of Entry (403-10)

Benefits:

PROLAG®World now includes the haulier "PostCH" (Swiss Post) with the corresponding parcel delivery service format.

Description:

Shipping orders can be sent from the packing area to the Swiss Post using the SOAP web service. An order number is then generated and entered as the parcel ID haulier in the packing unit. The necessary PDF label is created and attached to the package by the packer.

10. Hazardous materials, hazardous goods

New features for hazardous materials/goods

Relevant modules: Hazardous Goods Master (620-01), Printing of ADR Hazardous Goods List (623-01), Limited Quantity (625-01)

Benefits:
New fields and functions: IMO (maritime freight) can now be handled. IATA (air freight) has been provided in the basic data. Handling of parcel delivery services/forwarders when generating data via interfaces has been improved.

Description:
Several fields are available in “package labelling”. New information such as limited quantity labelling for packaging and individually packaged goods is displayed.

Effective immediately, "transport documents" and “package labelling data” are no longer deleted as soon as a shipment or freight list is deleted. Data remains available and can be called up using the shipment number, freight list or LU ID. There is a scheduled task for deleting data records after a specific and configurable period of time. The table "ADR special regulations" has been deleted. The table has been replaced by several new fields in "hazardous goods", in which any number of special regulations can be specified for ADR, IMO and IATA, or printouts can be initiated, for example.

Segregation groups can be edited subsequently in the "transport document" and "package labelling” templates. Notes (ADR & IMDG) can now be added to the transport document. When changes are made in the above templates, for example to the hazmat sign, notes, etc.), a comment regarding each change must be made.

11. Transport

Distribution of pallets within automated warehouse drive-in storage rows
Relevant modules: Automated Warehouse (7xx)

 

Benefits:

You can use this module to display all existing stock for a particular article in PROLAG®World and to identify any small quantities so that these can be compressed onto one pallet, for example. PROLAG®World initiates the required relocations automatically in the background.

The module can also be used to streamline order handling. All pallets for several orders can be cumulated and distributed uniformly across various aisles to optimise use of the available capacity and to save time.

Description:

The objective is to retrieve all pallets associated with an order simultaneously / in parallel. A scheduled task is used to achieve this goal by calculating an average for all pallets associated with an order relative to the available aisles and, if possible, initiates relocations to achieve the most uniform distribution possible.

PROLAG®World Basic

Erweiterung der Mengeneinheiten mit dem Feld p_bezeichnungHost

Nutzen:

Mengeneinheiten, wie zum Beispiel aus ISO-Normen, können einfach und schnell zwischen PROLAG®World und Host übertragen werden.

Beschreibung:

In der Maske "Mengeneinheit" kann im neuen Feld "Bezeichnung Host" die Bezeichnung der Mengeneinheit so hinterlegt werden, wie sie im Hostsystem angegeben ist. Die Zuordnung kann in der Schnittstelle "PROLAG®World-Host" per Konfiguration berücksichtigt werden.

History und Änderungsprotokoll zum Lieferauftrag und Artikel anzeigen

Nutzen:

User können sich über die Masken "Lieferauftrag", "Lieferauftrag (erweitert)", "Auftrag-Leitstand" und "Artikel (erweitert)" direkt die Einträge zu einer Artikelnummer bzw. einer Lieferauftragsnummer in der History und im Änderungsprotokoll anzeigen lassen.

Beschreibung:

Über die Schaltfläche "History anzeigen" in den oben genannten Masken werden sämtliche Datensätze in der History zu diesem Lieferauftrag bzw. Artikel absteigend nach Anlagedatum gesucht. Dasselbe gilt für die Schaltfläche "Änderungsprotokoll anzeigen".

Beispiel:

Ein User klickt in der Maske "Artikel" auf die Schaltfläche "Änderungsprotokoll anzeigen". PROLAG®World wechselt automatisch in die Tabellenansicht des Änderungsprotokolls und es werden alle Einträge zum Artikel angezeigt.

UN-Verpackungscode in Zähleinheiten aufgenommen

Nutzen:

In der "Zähleinheit" kann in einem neuen Feld der UN-Verpackungscode für Gefahrgut hinterlegt werden. Damit erfüllt PROLAG®World die Voraussetzung für die Frachtführer-DFÜ mit Gefahrgut.

Beschreibung:

In der Maske "Zähleinheit" kann der UN-Verpackungscode für Gefahrgut im entsprechenden Feld hinterlegt werden.

Hinweis bei Abbruch von Lhm-Aufnahme

Nutzen:

Möchte ein User die Lhm-Aufnahme beim Kommissioniervorgang abbrechen, erscheint dann ein Hinweis, wenn die nächste Liste aus denselben Quell-Lhms zu picken ist, aus denen gerade gepickt wurde. Der Hinweis sorgt für eine Vorausschau und erhöhte Transparenz. Der User kann so besser entscheiden, ob der Abbruch der Lhm-Aufnahme sinnvoll ist oder nicht.

Beschreibung:

In PROLAG®World kann konfiguriert werden, ob bei einem Abbruch der Lhm-Aufnahme eine Meldung erscheint, die mitteilt, dass die nächste Liste aus demselben Regalfach zu picken wäre. Den Hinweis kann der User mit Ja oder Nein bestätigen: Ja bedeutet, die Lhm-Aufnahme wird abgebrochen und es wird mit dem Auslagerungsprozess der bereits aufgenommenen Lhms fortgefahren. Nein bedeutet, eine weitere Liste kann aufgenommen werden.

Beschreibung:

Der Kommissionierer bzw. die Kommissioniererin hat ein Lhm aufgenommen und möchte kein weiteres aufnehmen, da der Weg zu weit wäre. Nun wird er mittels "Hinweis bei Abbruch von Lhm-Aufnahme" informiert, dass das nächste Lhm aus demselben Regalfach wie das eben aufgenommene Lhm gepickt werden könnte. Dadurch ist eine bessere Entscheidungsgrundlage für die nächste Aktion des Kommissionierers gegeben: Er kann das zweite Lhm noch mit aufnehmen oder mit der Auslagerung fortfahren.


Wareneingang

Transportmittel WE Zuordnen

Betrifft Modul: Transportmittelverwaltung am Wareneingang (202-02)n“

Nutzen:

Schnellere Zuordnung von Transportmitteln zur Bestellposition bei der Vereinnahmung.

Beschreibung:

Im PROLAG®World-Standard 2.9.2 wurde die Zuordnung von Bestellpositionen zu Transportmittel über die Hostschnittstelle oder über die Vektor-Bearbeiten-Ansicht in der Maske "Transportmittel" realisiert. Im Standard 2.9.3 ist nun zusätzlich die Möglichkeit geschaffen worden, die Zuordnung direkt bei der Vereinnahmung am I-Punkt vorzunehmen.

Hierfür wählt man am "HTM-I-Punkt-Menu" oder im "MDE-I-Punkt-Geplant-Ablauf" ein angelegtes offenes Transportmittel aus und führt dann alle Vereinnahmungen durch, die mit dem Transportmittel geliefert wurden. Solange man nicht am MDE den Ablauf verlässt oder am "HTM-I-Punkt"-Menü die Auswahl des Transportmittels ändert, werden alle Bestellpositionen, die vereinnahmt werden, auf das Transportmittel gebucht.

Sammelbestellung

Betrifft Modul: Neues Modul „Sammelbestellungen“

Nutzen:

Die Abrechnung in PROLAG®World wird verbessert und vereinfacht, da über eine Klammer im System mehrere Einzelbestellungen zu einer Sammelbestellung zusammengefasst werden können.

Beschreibung:

Für die vereinfachte Abrechnung ist in PROLAG®World eine optionale "Sammelbestellung" eingerichtet worden. Wenn alle Einzelbestellungen vollständig vereinnahmt wurden, wird die Sammelbestellung automatisch abgeschlossen. Wenn nicht, muss sie manuell über die Maske "Sammelbestellung abschließen" abgeschlossen werden. Die Sammelbestellung wird im "Bestellung Archiv" eingetragen, es erfolgt ein Eintrag in der "History" bei manuellem Abschluss der Sammelbestellung. Zusätzlich können "Rückmeldungen" konfiguriert werden.

Beispiel:

Die Sammelbestellung SB mit den zugehörigen Bestellungen B1 und B2 kann folgendermaßen bearbeitet werden:

  • Variante A: Wurden B1 und B2 beide vollständig vereinnahmt, wechselt SB automatisch in den Status abgebucht.
  • Variante B: Wurden B1 oder B2 oder beide noch nicht abgebucht, wird SB in der Maske "Sammelbestellung abschließen" manuell abgeschlossen. B1 und B2 werden beide abgeschlossen.

Warenausgang

Packplatz überspringen mit Gefahrgut

Betrifft Module: ADR-Gefahrgutstamm (620-01) & Packplatz (403-01)

Nutzen:

Gefahrgut kann nun unter bestimmten Bedingungen den Packplatz überspringen.

Beschreibung:

Wenn in allen Gefahrgut-Artikeln einer Auslagerliste das neue Häkchen "Gefahrgut darf Packplatz überspringen" gesetzt ist, greift die "Packplatz überspringen"-Strategie in der Auslagersteuerung auch für Gefahrgut. Die Voraussetzung ist, das sämtliche Waren bereits nach Vorschrift gepackt und etikettiert sind.

Beschreibung:

Eine versandfertige Kiste mit Gefahrgut-Kanistern wird eingelagert und soll über eine Vollpalettenfahrt ausgelagert werden. Dies ist nun durch das Überspringen des Packplatzes schneller umsetzbar.

Packplatz: Gefahrgut sofort kenntlich machen

Betrifft Module: ADR-Gefahrgutstamm (620-01) & Packplatz (403-01)

Nutzen:

Gefahrgut-Waren und Verpackungseinheiten, die Gefahrgut enthalten, werden in der Packplatz-Maske farblich gekennzeichnet.

Beschreibung:

Es erfolgt nun eine farbliche Kennzeichnung in der Waren- und Verpackungseinheit-Tabelle:

Waren oder Verpackungseinheiten mit Gefahrgut: rot
Waren mit Limited Quantity: hellrot

Zusätzlich wird ein Hinweis auf der Packplatz-Maske angezeigt, wenn das Lagerhilfsmittel, die Liste oder die Sendung Gefahrgut-Waren enthalten.


Übergreifende Prozesse

Erweiterung Kommissionierlageroptimierung

Betrifft Module: Automatisierte Bereinigung von Kommissionierlagern (204-06) und Ressourcenmanagement (205-12)

Nutzen:

Der Funktionsumfang der Kommissionierlageroptimierung wurde erweitert: Sie kann nun bereits vor der letzten Buchung einer Liste gestartet werden. Zudem kann die Kommissionierlageroptimierung einfacher konfiguriert werden.

Beschreibung:

Die Kommissionierlageroptimierung kann bereits vor der letzten Buchung einer Liste auch bei der Reservierung und der Freigabe gestartet werden. Zu diesem Zweck wurde ein neues Modul "Alle virtuellen Listen versorgen" geschaffen, mit dem so viele Rücklagerungen angestoßen werden, wie es virtuelle Listen gibt. Die maximale Anzahl von Rücklagerungen entspricht nicht mehr der Anzahl der Rücklagerungen pro Start der Kommissionierlageroptimierung. Vielmehr wird nun die Anzahl an Rücklagerungen insgesamt (für die entsprechernde Kommissionierlagergruppe) berücksichtigt. Mit der Überprüfung auf offene Rücklagerungen wird verhindert, dass bei jedem Start eine Rücklagerung initiiert wird. Die Konfiguration der Kommissionierlagergruppe erfolgt jetzt über eine Aktionsklasse in der Lagergruppe des Kommissionierlagers.

Artikelumverpackung automatisch am I-Punkt vorbelegen

Betrifft Modul: Artikel-Umverpackung (205-33)

Nutzen:

Ihre User sparen sich bei der Warenerfassung erheblich Zeit, da automatisch die am häufigsten vorkommende Artikel-Umverpackung vorgeschlagen wird.

Beschreibung:

Es gibt zwei neue Felder/Optionen in der Artikel-Umverpackung:

  • Nicht für I-Punkt
  • Vorbelegung am I-Punkt

Ist die Option "Vorbelegung am I-Punkt" gesetzt, so wird am I-Punkt automatisch diese Umverpackung vorgeschlagen. Pro Artikel kann eine Umverpackung mit der Option "Vorbelegung am I-Punkt" markiert werden.

Ist hingegen die Option "Nicht für I-Punkt" markiert, wird diese Umverpackung am I-Punkt nicht zur Einlagerung angeboten. Falls nur eine Umverpackung zu einem Artikel existiert, die nicht die Option "Nicht für I-Punkt" gesetzt hat, wird die Umverpackung am mobilen Gerät automatisch gesetzt und übersprungen.

Beispiel:

Bei einem Artikel ist als Basis Umverpackung "Stck" und noch zusätzlich die Umverpackung "Packung" möglich. Am I-Punkt werden aber immer nur Packungen eingelagert. Dennoch wird auch die GTIN für die Umverpackung "Stck" hinterlegt. Einerseits zum Scannen und Identifizieren der Ware, andererseits für den Warenausgang zum Erzeugen des GS1-Etikettes, falls stückweise verpackt wurde und nicht in ganzen Packungen. Die Umverpackung "Packung" wird mit "Vorbelegung am I-Punkt" gekennzeichnet, automatisch gesetzt und so am MDE übersprungen. Dies erspart dem Mitarbeiter Zeit bei jeder einzelnen Warenerfassung.

Lagergeld: Abrechnung Lagerbewegungen nach Artikel-Umverpackung

Betrifft Modul: Lagergeldabrechnung (205-11)

Nutzen:

Artikel-Umverpackungen können nun in beliebiger Anzahl abgerechnet werden. Daraus ergibt sich der Vorteil, dass beliebig viele Artikel-Umverpackungen ineinander verschachtelt werden können.

Beschreibung:

Sowohl für die Ein- als auch für die Auslagerung kann pro Umverpackung eine eigene Abrechnungsrate hinterlegt werden, die dann bei der Berechnung des Lagergelds herangezogen wird. Bei der Einlagerung wird die Rate der Umverpackung herangezogen die tatsächlich eingelagert wird, d. h. die Umverpackung, die der Mitarbeiter am I-Punkt eingibt. Bei der Auslagerung errechnet PROLAG®World die optimalen Umverpackungen.

Beispiel:

Ein Kunde bestellt 19 Stück des Artikel 4711. Für diesen Artikel liegen folgende Artikel-Umverpackungen vor:

  • Einzelstück = 1 Stück
  • Karton Klein = 6 Stück
  • Karton Groß (= 2x Karton Klein) = 12 Stück

Daraus ergibt sich folgende Berechnung:

  • 1x Einzelstück kostet 0,50 € à 1 Stk. 4711
  • 1x Karton Klein kostet 1,50 € à 6 Stk. 4711
  • 1x Karton Groß kostet 3,00 € à 12 Stk. 4711

Für eine Auslagerung von 19 Stück des Artikel 4711 entstehen somit Kosten von 5,00 €.


Mobile Prozesse

Optimierte Listenaufnahme

Betrifft Modul: PROLAG®Go - Multi-Order-Picking (303-11)

Nutzen:

Die optimierte Listenaufnahme trägt zu einer weiteren Reduzierung der Laufwege Ihres Personals bei und sorgt so für zusätzliche Zeiteinsparungen, da Listen Quell-Regalfach-optimiert aufgenommen werden. Die Funktion bietet so zusätzliches Einsparpotential zur bisherigen Wegeoptimierung in PROLAG®World.

Beschreibung:

Listen, bei denen Ware aus denselben Regalfächern zu picken ist, wie bei bereits aufgenommenen Listen, werden mittels der optimierten Listenaufnahme bevorzugt bearbeitet. Um dies zu realisieren, müssen die Listen zunächst in PROLAG®World optimiert werden. Das bedeutet, dass die Liste zusätzliche Informationen zu den Waren der zugehörigen Transportaufträge enthalten kann, wie z. B. das Quell-Transport-Lhm. Wird eine optimierte Liste aufgenommen, sucht PROLAG®World automatisch nach Listen, die aus denselben Regalfächern gepickt werden müssen. Gibt es eine Übereinstimmung, soll diese Liste als nächstes von der Kommissioniererin bzw. dem Kommissionierer aufgenommen werden.

Beispiel:

Eine Kommissioniererin nimmt eine Liste auf, die aus dem Regalfach 1 gepickt werden muss. PROLAG®World sucht nun nach Listen, die ebenfalls aus Regalfach 1 gepickt werden müssen. Die gefundenen Listen werden als nächstes von der Kommissioniererin aufgenommen.

Mehrfacheinlagerung am Android-Endgerät

Betrifft Module: PROLAG®Go - geplante Warenerfassung (302-03_01), PROLAG®Go - ungeplante Warenerfassung (302-03_02) und PROLAG®Go - Misch-Lhm-Einlagerung (302-04)

Nutzen:

Die Einlagerung mittels mobilem Gerät wurde um zwei Funktionalitäten erweitert: Zum einen besteht nun die Möglichkeit, auch am mobilen Gerät Misch-Lhms zu erzeugen. Zudem wird bei einer geplanten Einlagerung nun die Menge der Lhms anhand der eingetragenen Menge und der Menge, die laut Bestellposition eingelagert werden soll, vorbelegt.

Beschreibung:

Bei einer Einlagerung mittels mobilem Gerät besteht die Möglichkeit der Erzeugung von Misch-Lhms. Hierbei werden unterschiedliche Waren auf einem einem Lagerhilfsmittel gelagert. Dieses sogenannte Misch-Lhm kann nach dem Abschließen eingelagert werden. Die Bildung eines Misch-Lhm erfolgt bei der Eingabe der Lagerhilfsmittel-ID. Wird hier eine bereits vorhandene Lagerhilfsmittel-ID eingegeben, entsteht ein Misch-Lhm. Ein erzeugtes Misch-Lhm wird solange offen gehalten, bis der Mitarbeiter das Lhm abschließt. Der Ortsvorschlag wird mit den letzten Eingaben, also durch den letzten zugebuchten Artikel auf dem Lhm oder durch Eingaben mittels F-Taste, ermittelt.


Versandsystem

Erweiterung der Serviceoptionen

Betrifft Modul: Packplatz (403-01)

Nutzen:

Für einen Lieferauftrag können nun mehrere Serviceoptionen des Versanddienstleisters ausgewählt werden. Zudem können in der Packplatz-Maske frachtführerspezifische Freitexte hinterlegt und bearbeitet werden.

Beschreibung:

Pro Lieferauftrag können bis zu vier Serviceoptionen angegeben werden. Außerdem kann zu Serviceoptionen, die eine zusätzliche Angabe erfordern, der korrekte Wert direkt angegeben werden, z. B. bei Fixtermin-Sendungen das Datum. Es ist weiterhin möglich, den Inhalt eines Feldes als Vorgabewert für die Zusatzangabe zur Serviceoption zu konfigurieren. Unterstützt ein Frachtführer Freitexte, so können diese in der Packplatz-Maske bearbeitet werden. Durch Klick auf die Schaltfläche "Service-Optionen & Freitexte" öffnet sich der Zusatzdialog zum Bearbeiten und Hinzufügen von Freitexten für den Frachtführer.

Beispiel:

Mit der Erweiterung der Serviceoptionen können mehr Informationen zu einer Sendung transportiert werden. So können beispielsweise neben Angaben zur Sendung, wie z. B. "Nicht an Dritte aushändigen", Informationen wie die Telefonnummer des Kunden etc. ergänzt werden.

Packlistendruck abhängig von der Anzahl der Verpackungseinheiten

Betrifft Modul: Packplatz (403-01)

Nutzen:

Der Druck unnötiger Belege wird vermieden. Sie sparen sich Material und Kosten.

Beschreibung:

In der "Packplatz-Druckkonfiguration" kann nun eingestellt werden, dass "Packliste" und "PACKLISTE_SENDUNG" nur für solche Sendungen gedruckt werden, die nicht vollständig in einer Verpackungseinheit geliefert werden. Außerdem kann in der Auftragsart eine "Packplatz-Druckkonfiguration" angegeben werden; sie ist dann wirksam, wenn weder der Lieferauftrag, noch der Kundenstamm, noch die Auslagersteuerung eine "Packplatz-Druckkonfiguration" enthalten.

Packplatz: Optimierte Abarbeitung

Betrifft Modul: Packplatz (403-01)

Nutzen:

Schnelleres Verpacken zweistufig kommissionierter Listen.

Beschreibung:

Zweistufig kommissionierte Listen werden bei der Abgabe am Packplatz immer sofort gesplittet. Nicht nur dann, wenn sie nur Einpöster-Sendungen enthalten. Die nächste Sendung der Liste wird nach dem Verpacken der vorangehenden automatisch geladen. Das schnelle Verpacken ist jedoch weiterhin nur möglich, wenn die ursprüngliche Liste nur Einpöster enthielt, oder wenn alle anderen Sendungen dieser Liste bereits verpackt worden sind.

Gewichtseingabe in Packplatz-Dialogen

Betrifft Modul: Packplatz (403-01)

Nutzen:

Über die Packplatz-Dialoge "Gleichmäßig verpacken" und "Automatisch verpacken" kann direkt das Gewicht eingegeben und die Verpackungseinheit (VPE) automatisch abgeschlossen werden. Der Prozess kann so beschleunigt werden.

Beschreibung:

In den Packplatz-Dialogen "Automatisch verpacken" und "Gleichmäßig verpacken" erscheint die Gewichtseingabe, sobald das Häkchen "automatisch abschließen" gesetzt ist. In diesem Fall ist der Wiegen- bzw. Abschließen-Dialog nicht mehr nötig. Zusätzlich kann das Gewicht auch automatisch vorbelegt werden.

Gefahrgut-VPEs automatisch anhand Umverpackung oder Einheit erzeugen

Betrifft Module: Artikel-Umverpackung (205-33), PROLAG®Go – Packplatz (303-07) und ADR – Gefahrgutstamm (620-01)

Nutzen:

Am Packplatz wird die Verpackungseinheit (VPE) mit Gefahrgut nun automatisch aus der Artikelumverpackung oder der Mengeneinheit erzeugt. Dies beschleunigt den Packprozess.

Beschreibung:

Im Fall "Ware vereinzeln ohne Sammel-Lhm": Eine neue Schaltfläche in der Packplatzmaske ermöglicht es, die Ware automatisch zu vereinzeln und die erzeugten Verpackungseinheiten zu buchen, ohne ein Sammel-Lhm zu erzeugen. Somit können die VPEs einem bereits bestehenden Sammel-Lhm manuell zugewiesen werden.

Im Fall "Ware vereinzeln mit Sammel-Lhm": Hierbei wird durch Betätigung der entsprechenden Schaltfläche in der Packplatzmaske die Ware vereinzelt, in automatisch erzeugte VPEs gebucht und der entsprechende ADR-Verpackungscode aus der Artikelumverpackung oder der Mengeneinheit zugewiesen. Die VPEs werden automatisch auf ein neu erzeugtes Sammel-Lhm gebucht.

Beispiel:

Eine Ware aus der Produktion wurde bereits gestrecht und mit einem Label versehen auf eine Palette gesetzt. Die Ware befindet sich jeweils in der Originalverpackung, z.B. in einem Kanister. Die Ware wurde bereits am I-Punkt über die Artikelumverpackung in der jeweiligen Verpackungseinheit erfasst und eingelagert.

Spedition Camion

Betrifft Modul: Speditionsschnittstelle für den Spediteur Camion Transport AG (403-63)

Nutzen:

PROLAG®World ist um eine direkte Anbindung an die Schweizer Spedition Camion Transport erweitert worden.

Beschreibung:

In PROLAG®World können jetzt auch Frachtführer für die Spedition "Camion Transport" eingerichtet werden. Wenn in die Auslagersteuerung einer Sendung ein solcher Frachtführer eingetragen ist, wird automatisch ein Camion-spezifisches Versandlabel gedruckt. Für die Daten auf diesem Label wird der Camion-Tourenplan benötigt, der in die Tabelle Camion-Touren eingelesen werden muss. Mit dem Transportmittel-Abschluss werden über eine Schnittstelle alle Sendungs- und Paketdaten elektronisch aus dem Versandsystem an Camion übermittelt.

trans-o-flex mit XML-Schnittstelle

Betrifft Modul: Paketdienstleister trans-o-flex (403-09)

Nutzen:

Trans-o-flex wird über die neue XML-Schnittstelle angebunden, weil der Support für alle anderen Formate von trans-o-flex abgelaufen ist. Zudem werden mehr Sonderdienste von trans-o-flex unterstützt.

Beschreibung:

Die DFÜ zu trans-o-flex erfolgt im XML-Format. Dafür sind das Frachtführer-Format "TRANSOFLEX-FORMAT 2019" und der Konverter vorkonfiguriert. Außerdem werden jetzt folgende Sonderdienste unterstützt:

Express 08:00 Uhr, Express 09:00 Uhr (neu), Express 10:00 Uhr, Express 12:00 Uhr
Abenddienst (neu)
Direktdienst (neu)
Samstagsdienst
Aktive Kühlsendung (neu)
Thermomed Ambient (15-25) (neu) und Thermomed Blue (2-8) (neu)

Warengruppe für Frachtführer

Betrifft Modul: Versandsystem PROSEND® (403-03)

Nutzen:

Über die Packplatz-Dialoge "Gleichmäßig verpacken" und "Automatisch verpacken" kann direkt das Gewicht eingegeben und die Verpackungseinheit (VPE) automatisch abgeschlossen werden. Der Prozess kann so beschleunigt werden.

Beschreibung:

In den Packplatz-Dialogen "Automatisch verpacken" und "Gleichmäßig verpacken" erscheint die Gewichtseingabe, sobald das Häkchen "automatisch abschließen" gesetzt ist. In diesem Fall ist der Wiegen- bzw. Abschließen-Dialog nicht mehr nötig. Zusätzlich kann das Gewicht auch automatisch vorbelegt werden.

Beispiel:

Warengruppen können z. B. Handelsware, Waffen, Munition oder Feuerwerkskörper sein. Es kann konfiguriert werden, dass nur Handelsware mit anderen Warengruppen zusammen verpackt werden darf. Munition und Waffen dürften demnach nicht zusammengepackt werden.

Dachser mit Gefahrgut

Betrifft Modul: Speditionsschnittstelle für den Spediteur DACHSER (403-54)

Nutzen:

Gefahrgut kann nun auch mit der Spedition Dachser versendet werden.

Beschreibung:

In der DFÜ zur Spedition Dachser werden jetzt auch Gefahrgut-Daten übermittelt. Label und Ladeliste sind von der Erweiterung nicht betroffen.

GLS mit Gefahrgut

Betrifft Modul: Paketdienstleister GLS (403-06)

Nutzen:

Gefahrgut kann nun auch mit dem Paketdienstleister GLS versendet werden.

Beschreibung:

Wenn ein Paket mit GLS verschickt wird, das Gefahrgut enthält, werden diese Daten zusammen mit den anderen Paketdaten an die GLS-Box übermittelt. Dadurch wird die Box dazu veranlasst, ein zusätzliches Gefahrgutlabel zu drucken. Pro Paket sind maximal fünf verschiedene Gefahrgüter möglich. Zur Erzeugung der Gefahrgut-Daten wird die Gefahrgut-Datenbank von GLS benötigt. Diese wird von GLS als Textdatei zur Verfügung gestellt und wird in die neue Tabelle "GLS-Gefahrgut" eingelesen. Der Einlesemechanismus ist der gleiche, wie der Mechanismus für die bei anderen Frachtführern benötigten Routing-Dateien. Da es möglich ist, dass die Gefahrgut-Datenbank nicht alle vom Kunden verschickten Gefahrgüter enthält, muss vor Beginn des Gefahrgut-Versands mit GLS ein Abgleich durchgeführt werden; dazu dient die neue Schaltfläche "GLS-Gefahrgut-Abgleich" in der Maske "Systemaktualisierung".

FORTRAS mit Gefahrgut

Betrifft Modul: Standard-Speditionsschnittstelle FORTRAS (403-64)

Nutzen:

Gefahrgut kann nun auch mit Speditionen versendet werden, die über die Standard-Speditionsschnittstelle FORTRAS angebunden sind.

Beschreibung:

In der DFÜ zur "Standard-Speditionsschnittstelle FORTRAS" werden jetzt auch Gefahrgut-Daten übermittelt.


Ausdrucken/Belege

Betrifft Module: Drucken (209-XX)

Nutzen:

Kostenfreie Artikel wie Werbemittel, Treuebonusartikel etc. können normal kommissioniert und verpackt werden, erscheinen für den Endkunden aber nicht auf den Belegen.

Beschreibung:

Im "Artikelstamm" können Artikel mit der Option "nicht drucken auf Kundenbelegen" gekennzeichnet werden. Darüber hinaus können auch einzelne Lieferpositionen mit der Option "nicht drucken auf Kundenbelegen" gekennzeichnet werden. Auf den Belegen Lieferschein, Packliste, Gesamtpackliste, Retourenschein, Artikeletikett WA erscheinen diese Artikel/Lieferpositionen nicht. Wird auf dem Beleg aber ein Gesamt-Gewicht gedruckt, beinhaltet das Gesamtgewicht trotzdem das Gewicht der Waren, die nicht auf den Belegen angegeben werden.

Beispiel:

Eine Onlineshop sendet seinen Kunden mit jeder Bestellung eine kleine Tüte Gummibären als Dankeschön. Diese sind aber ein extra zur Bestellung und tauchen daher nicht auf dem Lieferschein und dem Retourenschein auf. Für das Gewicht, und damit evtl. für die Versandkosten, sind sie aber relevant.

PROLAG®World Basic

Aktionsklassen-Konfiguration

Nutzen:

Durch die Hinterlegung dynamischer Zusatztexte kann auf spezifisch eintretende Situationen bedarfsgerecht reagiert werden. Dies verringert Arbeitsschritte, beschleunigt den Warendurchlauf und steigert letztendlich die Effizienz in der Auftragsabwicklung.

Beschreibung:

Es können dynamisch vorher definierte Zusatztexte abhängig von einem Feld, z. B. im Lieferauftrag oder in der Bestellung, vergeben werden. So ist es nun möglich, in der neuen Maske "Aktionsklassen-Konfiguration" ausführlichere Informationen aus der Aktionsklasse (z. B.: Beschreibung Parameter; Mandant; Anlagedatum) zu hinterlegen. Bei einem betreffenden Arbeitsschritt wird im Hintergrund geprüft, ob ein entsprechender Text eingetragen ist. Wenn dies der Fall ist, wird dieser dazu passend ausgegeben.

Beispiel:

Wird bei der Warenerfassung am I-Punkt festgestellt, dass die eingetroffene Ware das Fehlteil eines früheren Auftrags bedienen kann, soll statt der Hinweismeldung sofort und automatisch die Fehlteilbedienung erfolgen und das Filialetikett (angepasstes Kommissionieretikett) gedruckt werden. Bei diesem Crossdocking-Auftrag wird die Zuordnung der Nummer der Versandeinheit (NVE) zur Lieferposition vom Host bereits von Anfang an geplant. Das heißt, es wird bei diesem Auftrag, der einer gesonderten Auftragsart entspricht, die NVE in der Lieferposition übertragen.

Wird diese NVE nun am Wareneingang vereinnahmt, kann sofort eine automatische Fehlteilbedienung erfolgen. Es muss das Filialetikett gedruckt werden.

Button "Charge erzeugen" am I-Punkt

Nutzen:

Über die Schaltfläche "Charge erzeugen" kann am I-Punkt automatisch die Chargennummer befüllt werden. Die Schaltfläche wird nur angezeigt, wenn eine entsprechende Aktionsklasse im Artikelstamm hinterlegt ist. Es ist einstellbar, nach welchem Nummernkreis und mit welchem Prä- bzw. Postfix die Charge befüllt wird (z. B. auch Datum).

Beschreibung:

Es gibt einen Button am I-Punkt "Charge erzeugen", womit automatisch anhand eines definierbaren Nummernkreises eine Charge in die Wareneingangsposition eingetragen wird. Dabei wird nur eine Charge eingetragen, wenn das Feld leer ist. Je Eigentümer kann ein separater Nummernkreis hinterlegt werden. Es gibt eine Aktionsklasse "Erzeuge Charge" für die Erzeugung der Chargennummer. Diese kann im Artikelstamm eingetragen werden. In der Aktionsklasse kann als Parameter 1 der Nummernkreis definiert werden. In Parameter 2 kann ein Datum, in Parameter 3-5 je eine Konstante eingetragen werden. In Parameter 6 kann die Reihenfolge der einzutragenden Parameter festgelegt werden, z. B. 3, 1, 4, 2. Die Charge kann immer manuell überschrieben werden, auch wenn sie automatisch befüllt wurde.

Beispiel:

Bei vielen PROLAG®World-Nutzern ist die Charge der maßgebliche Wert und muss immer befüllt werden. Bei der Warenerfassung soll es die Möglichkeit geben, die Charge anhand eines hinterlegten Nummernkreises zu befüllen.


Wareneingang

Transportmittelverwaltung Wareneingang

Nutzen:

Optimale Vorabkontrolle nach Lieferung der Ware durch Übernahme bzw. Kontrolle der Waren, bevor die Waren vereinnahmt werden. Abweichungen bezüglich der Menge etc. werden früh erkannt und erfasst.

Beschreibung:

Wareneingangskontrollen werden nicht am I-Punkt geprüft, sondern bei der Bestellpositionsübernahme. Hier muss der Mitarbeiter bestätigen, dass er für die gewählte Position eine genauere Prüfung durchführen muss. Der Mitarbeiter wird also dazu aufgefordert. z. B. die Menge genau zu zählen. Das Ergebnis wird in der Bestellposition gespeichert (Frühe Wareingang-Kontrolle erfolgt). Zusätzlich erfolgt ein Historyeintrag. Für diesen Ablauf gibt es in der Bestellung ein neues Feld "Bestellart", das das bisherige Feld "Auftragsart" ersetzt. In diesem Feld kann auch gesteuert werden, ob die frühe Wareneingangs-Kontrolle für die Bestellung erforderlich ist und ob am Ende, nach dem Kontrollieren aller Bestellpositionen, eine Rückmeldung erzeugt werden soll.

Beispiel:

Mengenabweichungen können in der Wareneingangskontrolle bereits vor der Warenerfassung erkannt und es kann darauf reagiert werden.


Übergreifende Prozesse

Störzeiten erfassen bei automatischen Warenaktionen

Nutzen:

Beim Auftreten von Störung innerhalb eines Warenaktionsintervalls werden diese Störungen berücksichtigt und die Intervalle entsprechend verlängert.

Beschreibung:

Treten Störungen bei einem Automatiklager auf, die die automatischen Warenaktionen mit einer bestimmten Intervalldauer für Waren nutzen, werden Störungen berücksichtigt, protokolliert und die Intervalldauer wird entsprechend der Störungsdauer angepasst.

Beispiel:

Ein Lebensmittel muss in verschiedenen Intervallen erhitzt und wieder gekühlt werden, um den richtigen Reifegrad zu erlangen. Bei einer Störung wird das Hitze-Intervall jedoch unterbrochen. Durch "Störzeiten erfassen bei automatischen Warenaktionen" wird berechnet, wie viel Zeit für das Hitze-Intervall verloren gegangen ist. Um diese Zeit wird dieses Intervall automatisch verlängert.


Mobile Prozesse

Allgemeine FORTRAS-Schnittstelle

Nutzen:

Es können ab sofort alle Speditionen, die die Fortras-Schnittstelle nutzen, angebunden werden.

Beschreibung:

Es steht ein neues Frachtführer-Format "FORTRAS100-FORMAT" zur Verfügung, mit dem Speditionen angebunden werden können, die die Schnittstelle FORTRAS Release 100 anbieten. Frachtführer, Konverter und weitere Einstellungen können für jede Spedition individuell konfiguriert werden.

Beispiel:

Speditionen wie Koch, Mäuler, Raben, Kühne & Nagel.


Materialflussrechner

Automatikstichlagerreihe

Nutzen:

Beim Ortsvorschlag werden möglichst artikel- und chargenreine Stich-Regalfächer gebildet, um Zeit in der Auslagerung bzw. Kommissionierung und Lagerplatz zu sparen.

Beschreibung:

In der Maske Automatikstichlagerreihe werden Datensätze für jedes Stich-Regalfach im Automatiklager gespeichert. Beim Ortsvorschlag wird zuerst nach einem passenden Stich für diese Artikel/Chargen-Kombination gesucht. Wird kein entsprechender Stich gefunden, wird ein neuer eröffnet. Nur wenn es keine andere Möglichkeit gibt, wird in einen Stich mit einer anderen Artikel/Chargen-Kombination eingelagert.

Beispiel:

Regalfach mit 3 Stichen (mehrdimensional und mehrfachtief):
Stich 1: Artikel: A1 / Charge: C1
Stich 2: Artikel: A1 / Charge: C2
Stich 3: leer

Eine Ware des Artikels A1 mit der Charge C2 wird eingelagert -> Ziel: Stich 2
Eine Ware des Artikels A1 mit der Charge C1 wird eingelagert -> Ziel: Stich 1
Eine Ware des Artikels A2 mit der Charge C1 wird eingelagert -> Ziel: Stich 3

Wenn jetzt noch eine vierte Ware des Artikels A3 eingelagert wird, entsteht ein gemischter Stich nach der Belegungsreihenfolge des Regalfach-Lagerhilfsmitteltyps.

Ansteuerung mit LED-Pointer – Pick-by-Light-Anlage

Nutzen:

Mittels LED-Pointer wird der Arbeitsvorgang durch die klare Visualisierung der Lagerplätze, von denen entnommen bzw. zugegeben wird, vereinfacht.

Beschreibung:

Mit dem LED-Pointer können die exakten Ziel- bzw. Entnahmeorte angeleuchtet werden.

Beispiel:

Soll eine Ware kommissioniert werden, wird diese gescannt und durch den LED-Pointer kenntlich gemacht. Der Arbeiter kann so wesentlich schneller die richtige Ware picken.

FAQ

  • In the face of the rapid pace of technological development and ever-changing business processes, an innovative and flexible logistics solution such as PROLAG®World is indispensable.
  • Thanks to the fact that it is operating system independent, PROLAG®World is designed to run on current and future systems.
  • The HTML-based user interface in the browser can be simply tailored to your requirements using models and templates.
  • PROLAG®World is equipped with a range of sector-specific templates for standard business processes.
  • Object-oriented programming ensures separation of the standard layer and the customer class layer. This avoids having to make changes to the standard program.
  • The result is low update costs, reducing the TCO (total cost of ownership).
  • The risk of idle time and incompatibility with existing systems is minimised.
  • PROLAG®World is based on a high-performance standard.
  • PROLAG®World is database-independent and can therefore be seamlessly connected with your standard database.
  • XML and ASCII interfaces or integrated interfaces such as SAP guarantee immediate, stable data availability.
  • PROLAG®World is designed such that implementation and extension options are guaranteed at all times by transparent pricing and independent development.
  • PROLAG®World does not make high demands in terms of hardware and software and can be integrated into your existing network.
  • Thanks to its internet capability, PROLAG®World can be implemented at any site and offers unlimited extension options.
  • Centralised data management allows quick and easy administration.
  • A number of configuration options are already provided by sector-specific templates.
  • Customers can tailor the user interface to the needs of a specific warehouse or user without much prior knowledge of the system.
  • The layered architecture allows you to extend and upgrade PROLAG®World without modifying any of your customer-specific adjustments.
  • The use of object-oriented programming means that customer classes inherit any updates and settings made in the standard classes.
  • There are unlimited options for extending and expanding the system.
  • The process of installing the logistics solution on the server is largely automated.
  • An installation on the client is not necessary since only an internet browser is required.
  • PROLAG®World can be seamlessly integrated with most of the common Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. There is a certified interface for SAP R/3.
  • PROLAG®World is database-independent and provides a host of different database interfaces.
  • PROLAG®World is compatible with multiple operating systems and can work with your existing software and hardware.
  • PROLAG®World provides unlimited scalability.
  • There are a number of extension modules available for use in your business logic.
  • Thanks to its internet capability, PROLAG®World can be implemented at any site.
  • PROLAG®World's multi-client capability means that it can be used to manage multiple warehouses. Cost centres for surface elements and load units can be managed for example.
  • The use of common standards such as HTML and XML together with the continuous improvement of the functionality guarantee the future sustainability of PROLAG®World.
  • Low investment costs combined with high availability and scalability make our software the right choice for the long term.

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