Manufacturing uses each component’s default Material Issue bin when creating the Component Issue Transaction, and when back-flushing components during an MO Receipt posting. Picking Bin Update allows the user to change the default bin used for all components on an MO so that the material can all be picked more easily a different bin.
This utility is often used in a work cell environment where each cell uses a different bin. Prior to creating the Issue transaction, the Material Issue Bin for all of the components is changed to the Bin the work cell uses for raw materials.
Another use of the utility is to facilitate easier selection of bins to handle shortages. If the default Material Issue bin for a component does not have enough inventory, the Bin Quantity Entry window will open and the user will have to select an alternate bin. Using one of the “Auto Select Bin” options will set the default bin for each component automatically.
Navigation: Tools >> Setup >> Manufacturing >> MFG PowerPack Setup
Mark the box next to “Picking Bin Update”. Restart Dynamics GP.
Navigation: Tools >> Utilities >> Manufacturing >> Picking Bin Update. Picking Bin update is also available from the Additional Menu on Manufacturing Order Entry, Manufacturing Component Transaction Entry, MO Receipt Entry.
MO Number: select the Manufacturing Order Number you want to update. When Picking Bin Update is opened from Manufacturing Order Entry, it will pull in the MO Number from that window. When opened from Component Transaction Entry, it will pull in the “Start MO Number”.
Site: select the Site ID (Location Code) from which you want to draw inventory. This should match the Issue From site on the MO. Selecting a different site here will only affect which Item-Site records are updated, but it will not change the Issue From site on the MO or Picklist.
- Manual: select this option to manually choose which bin from which to draw inventory for all components.
- Automatic: select this option to have the system automatically set the Material Issue Bin based on one of two methods:
- Bin with Max Avail: this method sets the bin to whatever bin has the most available inventory for each item in the selected site.
- Bin with Min Avail: this method sets the bin to whatever bin has the least available inventory for each item in the selected site that is greater than zero. You might use this method if you want to always pick in a manner that depletes a bin before moving to another bin. When the component is selected to add to the Pick Doc, GP will auto-allocate from the default bin, then open the Bin Selection window if more quantity is needed. This way the low quantity bin is consumed first, then the user selects from a second bin for the remaining inventory (if needed).
Click PROCESS. You will be prompted to confirm you are ready.
NOTE: the utility switches the Default Material Issue bin in the Item Quantity Master table for the selected components (IV00102). This is information appears on the Item Site Default Bins window (Item Resource Planning >> Bins button). The utility can be used effectively if one MO is processed at a time. There should be only one person who posts Component Issue Transactions, and/or only one person posts MO Receipts (when using backflushing) at any given time. If multiple users perform these activities at the same time, the default bin update performed by one user could overwrite the update made by a different user before the user has a chance to complete the transaction.
Immediately after performing the Bin Update, complete the Component Transaction Entry transaction, or MO Receipt with backflushed components.