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Warehouse Management FAQs

Last updated 28/03/2021

What tasks can be completed in Warehouse Management?

  • Receive purchase orders
  • Receive orders and put products into locations
  • Move orders between locations
  • Pick orders and assign orders to totes
  • Pack orders 
  • Create Pick Groups to organize picking activity
  • View sales orders in the warehouse
  • Track incoming orders, shipping deadlines, and picking activity

Is Warehouse Management mobile-optimized?

Yes, it’s designed to work with mobile devices/mobile scanning devices to allow warehouse teams to scan items at every stage and for scanning location/tote labels, reducing their need to print a lot of spreadsheets to track products through the warehouse.

What scanning devices are supported by Warehouse Management?

Warehouse Management was tested on Zebra TC57, Honeywell CT40, and ScanSKU devices.

Does Warehouse Management work offline?

Warehouse Management requires an internet connection to function. All mobile devices tested with Warehouse Management include SIM card connectivity should wifi become unavailable in a warehouse at any stage.

What shipping integrations does Warehouse Management support?

Currently, customers can use Starshipit and Shipstation with Warehouse Management to print labels.

What are Pick Groups?

Pick Groups are used to set the maximum number of orders or the maximum quantity of items that should be picked by staff at one time.

What is tote picking for?

Tote picking enables warehouse teams to track products as they are picked and loaded onto different kinds of trolleys. Warehouse Management has settings for pickers to assign each order picked to an individual tote—which is useful when loading items into a tote trolley, for example
—or to assign multiple orders to a tote, for loading something like a caged trolley.
  

What is Racking?

In Warehouse Management, “Racking” is used to track items as they are moved between locations, or move from an area that has “no location” (ie, has no zone or bin number) into an area that has a location. For example, warehouses often use racking to stack boxes of products after they’ve been received, and before they are put into the “pick face” or a “picking bay”
—in other words, where an item will be picked to fulfill a sales order. 

What is cross-docking?

Cin7 will release a cross-docking feature for Warehouse Management in May 2021. This will be useful for companies that receive products that are not intended to be picked for a sales order but will be shipped from the warehouse right away. A common use of cross-docking is dropshipping.

Does Warehouse Management support EDI fulfillment?

Among many of Cin7’s integration features is built-in EDI for selling to major retailers or purchasing from certain suppliers. With these integrations, Cin7 is in a good position to support warehouses that must print SSCC shipping labels, a specific requirement when fulfilling sales orders from the likes of Amazon Vendor or Walmart. Cin7 will be adding SSCC printing capability to Warehouse Management in a future release

Does Warehouse Management support both static and dynamic stock locations?

Warehouse management only uses dynamic/stock-specific zone and bin locations. If products are always stored in the same location, the “Last Location” option can be used when Receiving or Racking products.