Pick and Pack

856 Pick and Pack Hierarchical Structure

The Pick and Pack structure should be used in a Pick and Pack order filling environment. Typically, when different SKUs are packed within the same physical shipping container [e.g., 48 men’s shirts in 3 colors and 4 sizes each (12 different U.P.C.s)], at least one packaging level must be included. However, two packaging levels may be present if Tare is used.

The transaction hierarchy is:

  • Shipment
  • Order
  • Packaging (Tare and Pack), and
  • Item.

856 pick and pack

The Item level is subordinate to the Packaging levels (i.e., the specification of the SKU is always within the shipping container Tare or Pack level). The shipping container is specified, then all SKUs within the shipping container are identified.

Different SKUs packed within a shipping container:

  • Item is the lowest level
  • Item is subordinate to the packaging levels.

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