Pallet/Cradle Management in JDE

czarcasm

Active Member
Hi, does anyone have a way of inventorying "cradles?" These are unique product carrying bins for our sector of business, but they can be thought of as a VERY expensive pallet. We are currently trying to figure out a way to manage them (where is it now? how did it get there? what is on it? etc.). The ideas to date are treating them as a bin location that is moved (created, filled, then old one deleted) on command by a dcLINK script, or possibly just a part of every BOM... however, there is an issue when it comes to knowing when to assign a cradle and when not to. The general rule is that each cradle can have many sales orders/work orders on it, so making it a part of a BOM/parts list is not the right solution.

Any ideas from the community?
 

czarcasm

Active Member
Yes, license plating would be good, but this would force our warehouse into more JDE transactions - we do not have a technology like dcLINK today that would license plate things automatically today and the extra burden to have someone manually attribute a license plate to material would make someone have a new full time job, it will probably not be the solution until we have a technology that allows for the automation of that transaction load. I have to guess that there is a way today that folks are able to move things like this through the system.
 
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