GX:Picking Window

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The Whistle ‘Picking’ function is used to select or ‘pick’ items in a warehouse for shipping and other transactions. Whistle will calculate the preferred tracking number for any item you need to pick. Whistle chooses items based on Pull Date, preferred warehouse zone, and amount of containers in bin.

To pick a container

Choose the ‘Picking’ option from either the Main Menu or the Production Menu.

Not that the default picking destination is PICKLINE. ‘Pickline’ is essentially a large bin or area where warehouse personnel can temporarily place picked items.

You must next enter the Item-Pack that you are looking for. You may do this in either of two ways:

Enter the Product # that you are interested in picking. The Item # and Pack # will automatically be filled in.


Enter both the Item # and the Pack # that you would like to pick. Combined, these two numbers form the Product #. The product # will automatically be filled in after entering the Item and Pack #s.

Whistle will display the preferred container’s tracking and bin #s. If you’d like to pick a container different from the suggested one, choose (View Alternates) to view a list of alternative containers that suit your Product # criterion. (see step #6) Enter the Tracking # and Bin # of the container that you would like to pick.

Select <Pick>. This is your last chance to verify that the information is correct.

Select <YES> to proceed or <No> to return to the previous screen to make any necessary corrections. To see a list of other available containers, highlight <View Alternatives> and press the “Enter” key.

Whistle displays a list of all containers in inventory ordered by pull date. Information includes the Track #, Pack Order #, Bin #, Pull Date, quantity and uom, and description.

You may select one of the pallets from this list by highlighting it and pressing the “Enter” key. The selection is then posted in the preferred Track and Bin fields. Press the “Esc” key to return to the previous screen with the original Tracking # and Bin #. Proceed back to step #3.

Screen Settings

Warn When Not Equivalent - checkbox. With this option turned on, Whistle will warn the user with a pop-up message box about a pick of an item container that is not fully equivalent with the pick need. Allow Destination Bin Entry - checkbox. With this option turned on, Whistle will allow the user to alter the Destination Bin field by over-riding the picking logic bin suggestion. Confirm Pick - checkbox. With this option turned on, Whistle will display a pop-up message confirmation box after each transaction. Exclude MERGE bins from alternatives - checkbox. With this option turned on, Whistle will exclude “merge” type bins from being alternative pick locations.