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    Karl Baker
    Anyway to insure that pallets with a single product are...Answered
    Topic posted March 19, 2018 by Karl BakerBronze Trophy: 5,000+ Points, tagged Operational Planning, Order Management 
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    Title:
    Anyway to insure that pallets with a single product are built in full layers?
    Summary:
    Our store locations require that single product pallets all ship in full layers - no uneven tops - is there anyway to do this in OTM?
    Content:

    Many of our stores require that single product pallets be created with full layers.  For example, when we are shipping 17 cartons of soda and the standard full pallet is defined as 6 x 3 or 18 cartons - our current setup has OTM packing all 17 cartons onto one pallet with 5 full layers and one partial layer of 2 cartons. We're wondering if there is a way to only allow full layers, so for the 17 carton store order OTM generates a solution with 1 pallet with 15 cartons - 5 full layers of 3 cartons per layer and then starts a mixed pallet with the remaining 2 cartons?

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    Karl Baker

    For your locations with the full layer requirement, go to the Location Role Profile and add or edit the Location Transport Handling Unit Capacity entry for the THU you want to ship in full layers for.  Items that you might want to configure on the Location Transport Handling Unit Capacity:

    • First - to invoke this capability you will need to select the check box on your Location's Location Transport Handling Unit Capacity entry for all the THUs where you want the Fully Layered logic to apply. The Fully Layered capability is unchecked/off by default

    • For each THU you want to enable, save the entry.

    • When done, save the Location Role Profile.

     

    • Select Finished to save the changes for your location.

    Once the feature is properly configured - OTM will build full layer pallets - the remainders - if any - will go on a new pallet/ship unit. 

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    • Karl Baker

      For your locations with the full layer requirement, go to the Location Role Profile and add or edit the Location Transport Handling Unit Capacity entry for the THU you want to ship in full layers for.  Items that you might want to configure on the Location Transport Handling Unit Capacity:

      • First - to invoke this capability you will need to select the check box on your Location's Location Transport Handling Unit Capacity entry for all the THUs where you want the Fully Layered logic to apply. The Fully Layered capability is unchecked/off by default

      • For each THU you want to enable, save the entry.

      • When done, save the Location Role Profile.

       

      • Select Finished to save the changes for your location.

      Once the feature is properly configured - OTM will build full layer pallets - the remainders - if any - will go on a new pallet/ship unit.