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Release Notes for Version 3.0.6
Advanced Inventory Management Version: 3.0.6
Release Date: July 2010
Compatibility for 3.0.6: eB2.1 Service Pack 2 to Service Pack 4, QAD 2007 and 2007.1, QAD 2008, 2008.1, 2009, and 2010 Standard Edition
Note: QAD Warehousing supports only the Progress database.
Supported languages: US English, Castilian Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Slovak, Latin Spanish, Czech, Lithuanian, and Russian
User Guide: Advanced Inventory Management, item 78-0650B
Installation Guide: Advanced Inventory Management, item 78-0649C
New Features
Wave planning now supports kits. New fields in Wave Planning Control (80.15.23) let you specify whether the system:
Applies pick logic and creates detailed inventory allocations for components of configured items.
Selects only configured kit sales order lines with a general allocation when it selects orders for a wave in Wave Selection (80.15.1).
Determines the component of the kit with the least quantity available to allocate. The quantity to ship for the kit item is set to this quantity, ensuring that complete kits are shipped.
The system now creates pick and wave replenishment tasks for kit components. During wave release and release group creation/activation, all appropriate algorithms and functions now support kits. Finally, wave inquiries and reports display data for kits.
Switching to different lots or references is now available for batch picking; see Picking for Different Lot/Serial or References.
Picking for Different Lot/Serial or References
When warehouse staff pick for orders, AIM typically allocates specific pallets to be picked as specified by the appropriate algorithm selected; however, many warehouses have multiple pallets containing the same item that are housed in the same warehouse location. For more efficient picking, staff can now pick pallets with different lot/serial or reference numbers than those assigned to be picked by the system. By adding the flexibility to pick other pallets for the same item, warehouse staff can ship and complete the order expeditiously.
You set fields in AIM so that warehouse users who access the following can switch location, lot/serial, or reference numbers to substitute pallets when confirming tasks on the RF:
RF Next Task (1.1) option
RF Select Task (1.2) option
Batch Pick SO/DO (3.1) or Batch Pick All (3.2)
Note: Batch picking does not support picking for different lot/serial or reference numbers.
You specify a substitute pallet or reference in the same location or another location by setting existing fields in the Transaction Confirmation Defaults frame of Warehouse Control File Maint (80.1.24). A new Expire Date (Days) field was added to the Transaction Confirmation Defaults frame that works with the From Location Option, From Lot/Serial Option, and From Reference Option fields when specifying different lot/serial/reference numbers.
Use the Expire Date (Days) field to specify the maximum number of days (0 to 9999) that the expiration date of the new pallet can differ from the expiration date of the original pallet. For example, if you enter 5, and the expiration date of the original pallet is 12/1/2008, then the expiration date of the new pallet must fall between 12/1/2008 and 12/6/2008. The default value for this field is 0, which means that the expiration date of the original pallet must match the expiration date of the new pallet.
Fixes for AIM 3.0.6
1
Wave Selection (80.15.1) now correctly calculates and displays the net weight and number of lines for a multi-line sales order when you change the priority for one line from the default priority you specify in Order Maintenance (80.14.1) for sales order. Previously, net weight and number of lines were incorrect.
2
Replenishment Request (80.16.5) now replenishes the inventory in the base unit of measure (UM) when:
You do not set the Logistic UM field as the base UM in Item-Warehouse Maintenance (80.4.11) for the item.
You set the Sizing Type field of the base UM to blank in Alternate Unit of Measure Maint (80.5.1).
The location to be replenished is a dedicated and mixed replenishment.
3
The RF Batch Pick-SO function (3.1) now updates the start date, start time, and start user ID when you click the End function key after partially confirming the sales order quantity. Previously, the values were blank.
4
Item Number Change (1.4.13 I) now copies data to the new item from the old AIM item when you assign warehouse master-list as a location to the old item in Item Master Maintenance (1.4.1). Previously, the system displayed an error, indicating the item number did not exist.
5
The RF Issues - Unplanned function (3.7) now correctly prints only one tag for the item issued when you set Print Unpl. Issue Tag field to Yes in Item-Warehouse Maintenance (80.4.11). Previously, the system printed as many tags as the quantity issued.
6
Transactions Detail Inquiry (3.21.1) no longer displays a transaction history record with a zero quantity when you complete the shipment using Sales Order Shipments (7.9.15) and you set:
Zero as the quantity at the line level
Multi Entry to Yes when entering the quantity in multiple lots
7
Wave Unprocessed Orders Inquiry (80.15.22.1) now displays the following message when you set Print Packing List to No for the sales order in Sales Order Maintenance (7.1.1) and you do not select the sales order in Wave Selection (80.15.1).
.SELECT: Skipped
AIM no longer locks records when you run several inquiries and reports simultaneously on the same .NET UI session.
8
Pallet Constitution/Transfer (80.17.20) now correctly prints the identification label only when you set Print ID to Yes in Pallet Constitution/Transfer (80.17.20). Previously, the system printed the ID label even though you set the Print ID to No.
9
You can now change the password in the RF device when the password has expired. Previously, the system did not display the password-changing screen in the RF device.
10
Pre-Shipper/Shipper Workbench (7.9.2) no longer lets you delete the entire pre-shipper when lines are active in the RF Batch Pick function (3.1) of the same pre-shipper and you select the open transaction line, then select the Delete Pre-Shipper/Shipper option. In this scenario, the system now displays an error message.
11
Work Order Release/Print (16.6) now overpicks the work order in multiples when you set the Pick Multi UM and Over Pick fields to Yes in Storage Location Group Maint. (80.3.1). Previously, the system picked the work order quantity.
12
The RF PO RECEIPT (1.8) option now correctly creates receipt transactions for all items when you receive one or multiple lots or items on the same pallet. Previously, the system created a receipt transaction only for the first lot or item you received.
13
Purchase Order Receipts (5.13.1) no longer displays a Progress error message in .NET UI during receipt of multiple pallets when you set Multi Entry to Yes. Previously, the system displayed the Progress error.
14
Order Detail Status Inquiry (80.15.9) now correctly displays sales order details without displaying an error message in the .NET UI environment. Previously, the system displayed an error message and did not display sales order details.
15
Movement Conf. By Transaction (80.8.1) no longer confirms the transactions and displays and error while confirming transactions for a closed period. Previously, the system created unposted GL transactions in Unposted Transaction Register (25.13.14).
16
Customer-Item Status Report (80.4.19) no longer displays Progress error messages when you delete a customer after defining the customer-item status.
17
The system now functions correctly during a re-pick for a picking task without pre-shippers. Previously, when the original task was without a pre-shipper, the system attempted to generate and attach a newly created re-pick task to a pre-shipper.
18
Movement Conf. Workbench (80.8.4) now correctly updates the To Location, selected by the location find (LF) algorithm for PICK-SO tasks. The system updates the To Location when all of the following conditions apply:
You use Picklist/Pre-Shipper-Automatic (7.9.1).
You confirm the first system-generated PICK-SO task.
You set up a three-step routing for the same site and warehouse.
You set up wave planning in Wave Planning Control (80.15.23).
19
Unplanned Issue Request (80.17.13) now displays the correct available quantity when:
You set the remark field to No More.
The quantity of inventory you enter to be picked is more than the quantity available.
You set the Overissue inventory status to No and Overpick to Yes for the location from where quantity is picked in Transaction Type (80.7.6)