The Container Types Window should be used to define each of the different types of Containers that you will use within your Warehouse to put your inventory either in or on. Some examples of the common types of Containers used are Pallets, Boxes, Crates etc.
The fields available in the Container Types Window should be completed as follows:
In this field, you should enter in a relevant code for the Container Type.
In this field, you should enter in a description for the Container Type.
When creating a Container Type, you can choose whether it should have a Container No. automatically assigned when a new Container is created by selecting a No Series in this field.
Alternatively, you can leave this field blank if you would like the Container No. to have to be manually entered when a new Container of that type is created.
Assigning a No. Series against a Container Type will mean that, when processing a transaction for that Container Type, it will create a new Container automatically i.e., when processing Warehouse Receipt for example.
To allow the automatic Container creation to happen, you will only need to ensure that the Container Type field is populated on the Warehouse Receipt Lines and then, when the Warehouse Receipt is Posted, a new Container will be created and assigned the next number from the defined No. Series.
The new Container No. created can then be viewed from the Warehouse Put-Away document.
NOTE – A Default Container Type can be assigned against Items and will then be automatically entered onto transactions where required. This area is covered in more detail later in the documentation.
The creation of new Containers when using the manual assignment option works in the same way as the automatic assignment apart from you will need to manually populate the Container No. field when processing transactions.
This maybe a useful to use in scenarios where the Container is reusable and has a predefined number assigned to it or if you have a roll of pre-printed sequentially numbered labels which you will stick onto the Container being used before processing.
Unit of Measure Code
In this field, you should enter in the Unit of Measure Code which corresponds to the Container Type being used. This detail can then be used to calculate the Container Capacity for the items that are being stored in it.
In order for Business Central to be able to calculate the Container Capacity, the item or items will need to have the same Unit of Measure define in the Item Units of Measure Table.
The Container Capacity calculation will be utilised when using the Pick and Movement Functions on a Handheld Device. This is part of functionality contained within the Clever WMS Devices App.
If the Quantity being handled matches the Container Capacity, then a message will be displayed allowing you to move the whole Container into a new Bin.
Note - The Container Confirmation Required Field in the Clever WMS Devices Setup Table will need to be enabled in order to utilise this functionality. Clever Dynamics - Pick FastTab