Receiving area and Putaway transactions are specific to Facilities of type 'Warehouse' that have bin locations.
Inventory received in a standard location immediately becomes available and does not need to be added to a receiving area first.
If your facility has 'Bin locations' enabled, then any inventory received from a Purchase Order, Transfer Order, or Sale Order Return will be placed in an area called the Receiving Area.
The Putaway is a transaction generated to take inventory from Received Area (or Damaged Area) and add it to the stock bins. The system generates the recommended bin but the user has to confirm which bin it was added to.
A Putaway can only be created for a facility with bins.
States of a Putaway
Open – When a putaway is created it is marked by default as 'open'. An open putaway is editable, and items can be added or removed from it.
Void – only open putaways can be voided/canceled.
In-Progress – When the putaway has been initiated and the items are being put in the bins.
Finished – When all items in a putaway are marked complete.
Creating and processing putaway
Main Menu -> Inventory ->Receiving Area -> Putaway -> Select Facility -> View items pending put.
Select the SKUs to be putaway and click on 'Create putaway'.
Assign a user and save.
You can print a putaway by using the 'Print Putaway' command.
The user can start the putaway process by clicking on 'Start Putaway'.
Select the SKU and the quantity being put.
Provide the bin location where the stock is being placed and mark the row as 'Done'.
When all items are put in bins, the putaway status will change to 'Finished'.