Scanco’s Confirm Picking, Wave Picking and Order Picking applications can leverage the Multi-Bin Print Sort codes to create unique routes through the warehouse including allowing for certain bins to be skipped.

To the right is an example of a warehouse that is numbered for the “snake through” route. If your warehouse is numbered in this fashion you might not need sort codes unless you have your bins numbered 1A for the bottom bin, 1B for middle bin and 1C for top bin. In that case you can enter sort codes for the bottom bin only to direct the user to lower bins only.

When setting up sort codes you will need to pad the number with zeros. Example: If you have more than 999 bins but less than 10,000 bins, your first sort code will be 0001. This will allow for up to 9999 sort codes.

The next page explains in more detail how to setup the sort codes.

Typical Warehouse setup where Row A is on the left of the first isle and row B is on the right.

Row A Bin 1 would need a sort code of 0001

Row B Bin 1 would need a sort code of 0002 so the user does not have to go back down that row.

Row C Bin 1 would need a sort code of 0021 so the user will start

Example 1:

If your warehouse rows are setup with the low numbers in the front to higher numbers in the back you will want to use sort codes to create a “snake through” route.

 

Current Bin set

Sort Code setup

A1

B1

C1

D1

A1 - 0001

B1 - 0002

C1 – 0038

D1 - 0039

A2

B2

C2

D2

A2 – 0003

B2 – 0004

C2 – 0036

D2 – 0037

A3

B3

C3

D3

A3 – 0005

B3 – 0006

C3 – 0034

D3 – 0035

A4

B4

C4

D4

A4 - 0007

B4 – 0008

C4 – 0032

D4 – 0033

A5

B5

C5

D5

A5 – 0009

B5 – 0009

C5 – 0030

D5 – 0031

A6

B6

C6

D6

A6 – 0010

B6 – 0011

C6 – 0028

D6 – 0029

A7

B7

C7

D7

A7 – 0012

B7 – 0013

C7 – 0026

D7 – 007

A8

B8

C8

D8

A8 – 0014

B8 – 0015

C8 – 0024

D8 – 0025

A9

B9

C9

D9

A9 – 0016

B9 – 0017

C9 – 0022

D9 – 0023

A10

B10

C10

D10

A10 - 0018

B10 – 019

C10 - 0020

D10 – 0021

 

Example 2:

To allow for skipping of certain bins but also allow for future modifications of the routes to include all bins you will create your sort codes like shown on the right.

The bins that do not have sort codes would be skipped, and yet you could include them by adding the sort code later.

 

Sort Code setup

A1 - 0001

B1 - 0002

C1 – 0038

D1 - 0039

A2 –

B2 – 0004

C2 – 0036

D2 – 0037

A3 – 0005

B3 –

C3 – 0034

D3 – 0035

A4 - 0007

B4 – 0008

C4 –

D4 – 0033

A5 – 0009

B5 – 0009

C5 – 0030

D5 –

A6 – 0010

B6 – 0011

C6 –

D6 – 0029

A7 – 0012

B7 –

C7 – 0026

D7 – 007

A8 –

B8 – 0015

C8 – 0024

D8 – 0025

A9 – 0016

B9 –

C9 – 0022

D9 – 0023

A10 - 0018

B10 – 019

C10 -

D10 – 0021