Print Shipping Labels by SKU for ASNs

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We have a couple of trading partners who send in multiple purchase orders that they want to receive as a single shipment. These orders have many common items among them for us to pick in our warehouse. After creating the ASN, the labels print in numerical sequence by barcode number.

To improve pick and label efficience, we'd like to have the option to group the labels printed by item or SKU number. Alternatively, we'd like the option to SELECT the item or SKU number and have only those labels print.
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Posted 6 years ago

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Hi, Shawn! Thank you for your ideas. I will pass your suggestions along to our Product Management team for review. They will then be able to review your suggestions in order to find ways to improve efficiency. Thanks!
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Hi Shawn,

Thanks for the feedback. So in your process are you ever shipping mixed packs? That's the only occasion where we might see some difficulty with this. Otherwise, I think it makes a lot of sense to group these by SKU to save you from picking from the same location twice (or ten times!).

I'll add this to my list to review with our development team to check feasibility. If it checks out, I'll set it to planned.

Hey Support Center community, would this benefit your ASN process as well? Please comment and up-vote so we can better prioritize against other features we have planned for you.

Thanks,
Colin
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Hi Colin. In our processes we never shipped mixed packs. Thanks for following up on this.

Shawn
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Hi Shawn,

We're going to begin work on getting this set up this week. I have a few questions: Do you need to group SKUs from multiple ASNs or just within one? Also, what fields do you want to be able to group by?

Thanks,
Colin
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Hello,

this is my first time doing a PO# through SPS and my question is when i print out the PO# do i also need to print a packing list to go with the shipment this would be
before the ASN is generated..

thanks,
Lorrie
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This is a great conversation that's separate from the main topic, so I created a new topic to continue the discussion. Please reference the new topic here: Do I need to print the packing list before creating the ASN?
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Hi Colin.

We will only need to group SKUs from a single ASN.

We would want to be able to have the option to group by UPC/GTIN, Vendor Code, or Supplier Code. Not all of these values are available for every customer so it would be handy to select from the list of those fields.

Thanks for following up on this request!

Regards,

Shawn
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Hi Shawn,

Could you elaborate on what you mean by Vendor Code and Supplier Code? I want to be sure we can identify these in our system!

Thanks,
Colin
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Hi Colin.

Ideally we should be able to group by any field that uniquely identifies the item - UPC/GTIN, customer/buyer item number, vendor/supplier item number, etc.

The SPS field names (based on the printed ASN) are SKU, Vendor PN, UPC, GTIN, and Description.

Hope that helps.

Shawn
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Shipping labels - Sort by Item Number.


We prepare pallet/shipping labels by item number per shipment. It would be so much easier/faster if the item numbers were in order, or even better, if there was a sort feature, or both

In addition, for ease in double checking that the quantities are correct before submission, moving the quantity per pallet/case and shipped quantity together makes these easier to read as these quantities must be the same.

Also, I have a problem typing an expiration date by tabbing to that column. An example is a January date. If I merely tab to the column and type it in, it types 10/.... I have to click on the column for it to type 01/... This doesn't happen for all dates, but most.

I hope you can help.
Thanks
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Sort ASN labels by item number and store location.


Would like to have the ability to sort ASN labels by Item Numbers as apposed to Store Location with Cabela's. For example on a cross dock order I may have as many as 90 items going to 40+ locations. Some of our orders will have in excess of 1000 labels. We print these our and then have to hand sort them for the shipping department to either pick and pack or to allow manufacturing to label the boxes coming off of the production line. This be a tremendous time and money saver.
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Hello,

I'm writing to let you all know that our development team is currently working on adding this capability to the label print screen. Right now we're planning on adding a sort function to the label print screen that allows you to sort by a number of item identifiers (SKU, UPC, GTIN, Vendor Part Number, and Buyer Part Number).

Let us know if you have any additional feedback or questions. And stay tuned for release dates once we have those.

Thanks!
Colin
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Colin,

That truly is good news and we'll look forward to this rolling out in the near future.

Scott Deal
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Quick update here. Our developers are almost done with this functionality. We're really looking forward to deploying this! We still have to run this through our Quality Assurance team so it will still be a while before it's ready.

Thanks!
Colin
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I submitted a request a number of months ago about printing ASN’s by Sku numbers.

After updates saying that this was being worked on there is no news coming out of SPS Commerce.

We are spending 100’s of man hours sorting ASN’s and this is costing us a lot of money. .

Can we please get an implementation date!

Scott Deal
CIO
PS Seasoning & Spices
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Great news Scott - we are planning to have this feature added to WebForms in Early May!  Keep an eye out for more information regarding all the enhancements to be included our next WebForms release coming next week.
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Has this feature (sorting labels by SKU) been implemented?

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Scott Deal

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This was implemented almost one year ago.  Please contact one of the Techs for directions.  It works great for us!
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In case anyone is trying to do this:  Go to the SPS main page, click "Preferences" on the left side and click the "General" tab.  You will see "Label Sort" with a drop-down next to it.  There you can sort the labels in by SKU, UPC or Vendor Partner. 
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Colin,

We haven't received any additional news on this feature. Can you please give us an update? This feature will save us 100's of hours a year in labor on sorting.

Thanks,

Scott Deal
PS Seasoning & Spices

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