In this article I am going to go through the process of setting up a Packing station in SAP ECC. Typically we find that this functionality is useful and needed in eCommerce fulfillment facilities and is commonly not understood or in use.
Before selecting a third party add-on such as our AdvancePack software you should be familiar with the way the standard tools at a minimum work. In this post I’ll setup a pack station describe the options and then show you the results.
Note: Notice I didn’t mention WM, its commonly misunderstood that this functionality is for use with SAP WM but it is available even if you do not use WM so lets get started.
1 – Packing Station – This is the unique identifier for the packing station profile, note it doesn’t say profile but that is what it is.
2- Users terminal – this value is important if you want to simplify users entry, entering the terminal name here causes SAP’s standard pack station app (T-code HUPAST) and also our AdvanceShip app to automatically select the pack station and saves users data entry steps.
3 – Pack Station Type
4- Output Device – its not noted on the screen but this represents the handling Unit output device.
5 – Print Profile – Print profiles are a alternative way to determine a output device based on a print profile, the print profile defined here will be used to find your print settings based on the print profile, application and output type.
6 -Output device – its not noted on the screen but this represents the delivery specific output device.
7 – Connect scale – Select to activate the connectivity to RFC based scale, this requires the subsequent 2 fields to identify which scale is attached to this specific station.
8 – RFC Destination – RFC destination that links to the specific terminal.
9 – Scale name – This identifies the specific scale at the terminal, this is linked to a value either in the desktop registry or in the software that controls this at the terminal level. (For example in our ScaleConnect software you can define the scale name in the terminal tab as shown below.
Phillip Avelar is a Managing partner at Advanced Solutions, based in Chicago. He works with SAP enterprises to optimize their supply chains, increase productivity and challenges the status quo. He shares his passion for solving customers problems in his blog posts, industry articles and conference talks.