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The purpose of using Inventory Picks

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Presenter: Sune Lohse, Chief Strategy Officer

What does Inventory Picks do in Business Central?

There is a difference between an inventory pick and a warehouse pick.The inventory pick is created directly from a sales order whereas the warehouse pick is created from a sales shipment and the purpose of using an inventory pick directly could be the following.

This is what happens in the video

First of all, like a normal pick, you would like to have one document to display where to find the items for a specific order.

So the base functionality of the pick is to guide you through a picking route in your inventory to figure out where to fit the item.

This means you’d like a guided route on which shelves and bins to go to and how many items to pick and in which quantities.

So the base functionality of the pick is to tell the warehouse employee where to find the different items for the specific inventory pick that relates to the sales order.

Now, when you post the inventory pick, it creates both item ledger entries and warehouse entries in one go and it updates the bin content and the inventory amount, of course, on the item ledger entry.

So the inventory pick is like a shortcut or a simple warehouse activity whereas the warehouse pick works together with the warehouse shipment so it only do part of this functionality.

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