Monitor the outbound internal and external transfers in the Serialized Logistics application.

  • Outbound internal transfers represent all the shipping activities to other departments (warehouses) of your company.
  • Outbound external transfers represent all the shipping activities to the clients of your company.


The outbound external transfer can be a 3PL activity on behalf of a supplier being the Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH) of the shipped items. The Serialized Logistics application generates an EPCIS 1.2 file that contains the shipped items. You can download the EPCIS 1.2 file to your computer and send the EPCIS 1.2 file to the supplier (MAH).


List of Procedures


Monitoring the Outbound Internal Transfers


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Logistics application, select the Transfers tab.


2. To view the internal outgoing shipments by batch, select the Outbound internal --> Ship by batch option in the drop-down. The application displays the list of completed shipments by batch.

  • Sort the list by batch, warehouse, destination, or shipping date, in ascending or descending order.
  • Search for a shipment by entering the batch in the search field. You can reset the filtering by clicking on the Reset filters icon. 
  • Click on the > (Expand) icon next to the batch to view the details. The application displays the shipped containers and trade items. You can view the hierarchy and the number of children at each level by clicking on the > (Expand) icon.
  • Click on the SSCC of a container and the application displays the SSCC History page in a separate browser tab.


In the following example, we are checking the details of a shipment by batch "BATCHDEMO241".

  • We have shipped the items from a manufacturer site to a distributor site within the same company.
  • The shipment has five containers and eight stand-alone trade items, collecting 23 trade items altogether.
  • Four containers are nested. Each top-level container has a child container with trade items inside the child container.
  • One container aggregates three trade items without a child container.



3. To view the internal outgoing shipments by stock transfer ID, select the Outbound internal --> Ship by stock transfer ID option in the drop-down. The application displays the list of completed shipments by stock transfer ID.

  • Sort the list by stock transfer ID, warehouse, destination, or shipping date, in ascending or descending order.
  • Search for a shipment by entering the stock transfer ID in the search field. Turn on the Returns only toggle button to filter on returns. You can reset the filtering by clicking on the Reset filters icon. 
  • Click on the > (Expand) icon next to the stock transfer ID to view the details. The application displays the shipped containers and trade items. You can view the hierarchy and the number of children at each level by clicking on the > (Expand) icon.
  • Click on the SSCC of a container and the application displays the SSCC History page in a separate browser tab.


In the following example, we are checking the details of a shipment with stock transfer ID "movilitas-demo-002":

  • We have shipped the items from a manufacturer site to a distributor site within the same company.
  • The shipment has two containers and five stand-alone trade items, collecting 12 trade items altogether.
  • There is a nested container having three trade items inside the child container.
  • The shipment contains trade items with different batches, see BATCHDEMO987 and BATCH167.



In the following example, we are checking the details of the shipment with stock transfer ID "return-1":

  • While searching, we turned on the Returns only toggle button to filter on returns, and then we entered "return-1".
  • The reason for the return is displayed: "Seal is broken".
  • The shipment has two containers, and two stand-alone trade items, collecting 12 trade items altogether.
  • There is a nested container having five trade items inside the child container.




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Monitoring the Outbound External Transfers


This section describes basic transfers only. These transfers are not involved in the generation of EPCIS 1.2 files that are sent to suppliers. To check the use case when you need to view outbound external transfers and send an EPCIS 1.2 file to a supplier, go to Downloading and Sending an EPCIS 1.2 File to the Supplier.


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Logistics application, select the Transfers tab.


2. To view the external outgoing shipments, select the Outbound external option in the drop-down. The application displays the list of completed shipments by purchase order ID.

  • Sort the list by purchase order ID, warehouse, destination, or shipping date, in ascending or descending order.
  • Search for a shipment by entering the purchase order ID in the search field. You can reset the filtering by clicking on the Reset filters icon. 
  • Click on the > (Expand) icon next to the purchase order ID to view the details. The application displays the shipped containers and trade items. You can view the hierarchy and the number of children at each level by clicking on the > (Expand) icon.
  • Click on the SSCC of a container and the application displays the SSCC History page in a separate browser tab.


In the following example, we are checking the details of a shipment by purchase order ID "PO-MOV-005".

  • We have shipped the items from a distributor site to an external client.
  • The shipment has two containers and three stand-alone trade items, collecting 10 trade items altogether.
  • There is a nested container having three trade items inside the child container.
  • The shipment contains trade items with different batches, see BATCHDEMO987 and BATCH167.



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Downloading and Sending an EPCIS 1.2 File to the Supplier


This section describes the transfers that are 3PL activities on behalf of a supplier that is the MAH of the shipped items. The application generates an EPCIS 1.2 file that contains the shipped items. You can download the file and/or send the file to the supplier.


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Logistics application, select the Transfers tab.


2. To view the external outgoing shipments, select the Outbound external option in the drop-down. The application displays the list of completed shipments by purchase order ID.

  • Sort the list by purchase order ID, warehouse, destination, or shipping date, in ascending or descending order.
  • Search for a shipment by entering the purchase order ID in the search field. You can reset the filtering by clicking on the Reset filters icon. 
  • Click on the > (Expand) icon next to the purchase order ID to view the details. The application displays the shipped containers and trade items. You can view the hierarchy and the number of children at each level by clicking on the > (Expand) icon.
  • Select the EPCIS drop-down button to download the EPCIS 1.2 file and/or send the EPCIS 1.2 file to the supplier.
  • Click on the SSCC of a container and the application displays the SSCC History page in a separate browser tab.


In the following example, we are checking the details of a shipment by purchase order ID "PO-0425-1".

  • We have shipped the items from a distributor site to an external client (Bahrain).
  • The shipment has two containers and four stand-alone trade items, collecting 16 trade items altogether.
  • The two containers are nested. Each top-level container contains two child containers, and each child container has three trade items inside.
  • The shipment is involved in 3PL activities on behalf of a supplier that is the MAH of the shipped items. The client is located in Bahrain. The application displays the EPCIS drop-down button to download the EPCIS 1.2 file and/or send the EPCIS 1.2 file to the supplier.



3. Click on the EPCIS drop-down on the right and select an action for the EPCIS 1.2 file.


Action on the UIDescription

Send EPCIS file to supplier

An email including the file is sent to the email address specified under the Site management --> Suppliers tab for the supplier.

Download EPCIS file

You can download the file to your local computer.
Download & Send EPCIS file to supplierYou can download the file to your local computer and the file is sent to the email address specified under the Site management --> Suppliers tab for the supplier.


Note: The application generates the EPCIS 1.2 file before executing the action. Depending on the size of the transfer, the operation might take a few minutes.


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