Use the Serialized Logistics mobile application to ship or return products.


You can do internal shipping or internal return to another warehouse of your company or do external shipping to a client.


Shipping TypeInternal or External?Return Possible?Description
By batchInternalNo

You can scan one pack to get a list of all the packs that belong to the same batch and ship them together. Only applicable if your warehouse is involved in manufacturing.

By stock transfer IDInternalYes*You can group products with a stock transfer ID (STID) and ship or return them together. By default, internal returns are not allowed. 
By purchase order IDExternalNoYou can group products with a purchase order ID (POID) and ship them together.

When picking is enforced before shipping, you can only confirm the picked items and submit them for shipping.

*When internal returns are allowed.


Reporting the Shipping Event to an External System


The shipping event is reported to the applicable external system through the channel configured for the warehouse (SAP ICH or BPOM) or through the channel configured for the supplier (Tatmeen UAE).


Reporting to an external system is driven by your business use case. Consult your use case description and identify the type of shipping event that must be reported to the external system. For more information, see Serialized Logistics Workflows.


If the channel setting is not configured, the shipping event is recorded in Movilitas.Cloud only.


Verification against the NMVS


If an Arvato regulatory channel is set and the FMD verification on outbound checkbox is selected for the warehouse, each scanned pack is verified against the NMVS while shipping to a client (By purchase order ID). If the pack is decommissioned or there is an issue with the pack, the pack is not added to the list in the mobile application and that pack cannot be shipped.


The shipping event is not reported to the NMVS because it is a business-related activity not connected to the regulations.


Exporting Packs to a Non-FMD Country with Report to the NMVS


When the following conditions are met, the status of the items is set to Exported in the NMVS after submitting the items for shipping:

  • An Arvato regulatory channel is set for the warehouse.
  • The FMD verification on outbound checkbox is selected for the warehouse.
  • The client is not in an FMD country (outside EU).


The shipping event is not reported to the NMVS because it is a business-related activity not connected to the regulations.


Commissioning while shipping


For manufacturer sites, it is possible to commission the items while shipping to accelerate serialization and logistics activities. The setting can be activated or deactivated on the warehouse level. The setting does not bring extra UI functions for the user in the mobile application but Movilitas.Cloud executes additional tasks and reports in the background.


Note: The procedures described below take the use case when the operator scans the items by using the camera of the mobile device.

  • For mobile devices with built-in scanners, the GUI buttons related to scanning, like Scan Item, may not be displayed and you need to press the physical button on the device to scan.
  • For devices with external (table) scanners, you can point the scanner to the barcode to scan and you can ignore the GUI buttons on the screen related to scanning.


List of Procedures


Ship by Batch to a Warehouse (Internal)


Before You Begin


Make sure that the administrator has assigned you as an operator in the Serialized Logistics application and authorized you to ship products in the specified warehouse.


Procedure


1. Open the Serialized Logistics application in Movilitas Mobile.

2. Select Ship.

3. Select Internal.

4. Under Ship to drop-down, select a shipping destination. The application offers the list of warehouses registered in the Serialized Logistics application except for the warehouse where you are assigned.

5. Select Ship By Batch.

6. Select Scan Item and scan the 2D code from one of the packs. The application displays all the packs with the same batch ready for shipping.

7. Select Ship. The application displays the result of the action. 

  • A transfer is created with the details in Movilitas.Cloud. You can check it by going to the Serialized Logistics application --> Transfers --> Outbound internal --> Ship by batch page.
  • If a BPOM regulatory channel is configured for the warehouse, the event is reported to BPOM.


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Ship by Stock Transfer ID to a Warehouse (Internal)


Before You Begin


Make sure that the administrator has assigned you as an operator in the Serialized Logistics application and authorized you to ship products in the specified warehouse.


Procedure


1. Open the Serialized Logistics application in Movilitas Mobile.

2. Select Ship.

3. Select Internal.

4. Leave the Return toggle button OFF.


Note: The button is visible only when internal returns are allowed for the warehouse.


5. Under Ship to drop-down, select a shipping destination. The application offers the list of warehouses registered in the Serialized Logistics application where you are allowed to ship.

6. Select Ship by Stock Transfer ID.

7. Scan the STID or enter it manually.

8. Tap Confirm.

9. Select Scan Item and scan the packs or the pallet/box that contains them. The application displays all the scanned items.


To view the details of an item or remove an item, slide the item to the left and select Preview or Remove, respectively.


10. When you finished scanning, select Ship.

  • The application displays the result of the action. A transfer is created with the details in Movilitas.Cloud. You can check it by going to the Serialized Logistics application --> Transfers --> Outbound internal --> Ship by stock transfer ID page.
  • If a BPOM regulatory channel is configured for the warehouse, the event is reported to BPOM.


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Return by Stock Transfer ID to a Warehouse (Internal)


You can return items to the sender by providing the reason for the return. You can provide only one reason at one time for the return so scan only the items where the reason for the return is the same.


Note: Applicable when internal returns are allowed on the warehouse level. Before performing any internal return, make sure that your business use case supports this action.


Before You Begin


Make sure that the administrator has assigned you as an operator in the Serialized Logistics application and authorized you to ship products in the specified warehouse.


Procedure


1. Open the Serialized Logistics application in Movilitas Mobile.

2. Select Ship.

3. Select Internal.

4. Turn the Return toggle button ON.

5. Under Ship to drop-down, select a return destination. The application offers the list of warehouses registered in the Serialized Logistics application where you are allowed to return.

6. Select Ship by Stock Transfer ID.

7. Scan the STID or enter it manually.

8. Tap Confirm.

9. Select Scan Item and scan the packs or the pallet/box that contains them. The application displays all the scanned items.

  • Make sure that all the scanned items will be returned for the same reason. You can return items for one reason at one time.
  • To view the details of an item or remove an item, slide the item to the left and select Preview or Remove, respectively.


10. Enter the reason for the return in the Reason field. After the reason is entered, the Ship button becomes active.

11. When you finished scanning and entered the reason, select Ship.


The application displays the result of the action. A transfer is created with the details in Movilitas.Cloud. You can check it by going to the Serialized Logistics application --> Transfers --> Outbound internal --> Ship by stock transfer ID page.


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Ship by Purchase Order ID to a Client (External)


You can ship items to a client in a transfer that is identified by a purchase order ID.


Note: The naming convention (purchase order ID) may not reflect the business processes in place at your company. The identifier may be called in a different way at your company. For example, transaction or import permit number.


Picking can be enforced before shipping. Picking limits the available actions for shipping. You can enforce picking at the warehouse level and this setting follows the business processes of your company.


The following table summarizes the possible setups when shipping to a client.


ScenarioAvailable Actions
Picking is not enforcedYou can create a purchase order by ID, scan items, and ship the items.

You can search for an existing purchase order that was created while picking and you can execute the shipping.
Picking is enforcedYou can search for an existing purchase order that was created while picking and you can execute the shipping.


Note: You can create and execute only transfers in the mobile application. Transfers represent what was done in the warehouse while outbound orders control what to do in the warehouse. Outbound orders can be created in the Serialized Logistics application in the Admin UI. The mobile application displays these outbound orders but the order execution is under development.


Before You Begin


Make sure that the administrator has assigned you as an operator in the Serialized Logistics application and authorized you to ship products in the specified warehouse.


Procedure


1. Open the Serialized Logistics application in Movilitas Mobile.

2. Select Ship.

3. Select External.

4. Under Ship to drop-down, select a shipping destination (client). The application offers the list of clients registered in the Serialized Logistics application.

5. Perform one of the following procedures.


#Shipping On-Demand*Shipping a Pick List
5.1

Scan the purchase order ID or enter it manually.


TIP: Follow your business processes when providing the purchase order ID. The identifier may be called in a different way based on the business processes. For example, transaction or import permit number.


Note: The mobile application displays the outbound orders that are created in the Admin UI but the order execution is under development. If the entered ID belongs to an outbound order that is created in the Serialized Logistics application in the Admin UI, you cannot execute it. You can create and execute only transfers in the mobile application.

Find the pick list by entering the purchase order ID in the search field.

TIP: Follow your business processes when providing the purchase order ID. The identifier may be called in a different way based on the business processes. For example, transaction or import permit number.


5.2
Tap Create Transfer. The application displays the External screen where you can scan the items.Select the pick list (order). The application displays the Ship picked items screen listing the picked items.
5.3

Select Scan Item and scan the packs or the pallet/box that contains them. The application displays all the scanned items.

  • To view the details of an item or remove an item, slide the item to the left and select Preview or Remove, respectively.
  • If an Arvato regulatory channel is set and the FMD verification on outbound checkbox is selected for the warehouse:
    • The packs are verified against the NMVS.
    • If the item is decommissioned or there is an issue with the item, the application displays an appropriate message and stops the scanning process so that you can put the item away.
    • When an alert is raised, the application informs the user about it.
    • The item that is decommissioned or that has issues is not added to the list and it cannot be shipped.
    • It is not possible to scan a container.
Confirm the picked items.

*This procedure is applicable when picking is not part of the business processes at your company or when picking is optional but was skipped.


6. When you finished scanning or confirming the picked items, select Ship. The application displays the result of the action.


The following table summarizes the system actions based on the business case or connection.


Business case/ConnectionSystem Action
GeneralA transfer is created with the details in Movilitas.Cloud. You can check it by going to the Serialized Logistics application --> Transfers --> Outbound external page.
SAP ICH
BPOM (Indonesia)

The shipping event is reported to the applicable external system through the channel configured for the warehouse.

Shipping to Bahrain*The system enables you to download the EPCIS 1.2 file and send the EPCIS 1.2 file to the supplier (MAH) by going to the Serialized Logistics application --> Transfers --> Outbound external page.
Shipping to UAE*An EPCIS 1.2 file (manufacturing report) is sent to Tatmeen on behalf of the supplier (MAH). A log about the message is created on the Tatmeen regulatory channel associated with the supplier (MAH).

If the shipment contains more than 50,000 items, the system splits the shipment into multiple EPCIS 1.2 files (messages). Each file describes a top-level parent and its hierarchy. If a top-level parent contains 50,000 or more items, it is not possible to ship any item from the shipment and the mobile application displays the following error message: Limit Exceeded! Number of items being shipped exceeds the allowed shipping limit toward Tatmeen.

Note: The limit of 50,000 items per EPCIS file comes from Tatmeen. Movilitas.Cloud applies the limit to comply with the requirements in Tatmeen.
NMVS (Arvato)If the client is located in a non-FMD country, the packs are exported and their status is set to Exported in the NMVS after submitting the shipping.

*The transfer is a 3PL activity on behalf of a supplier that is the Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH) of the shipped items.


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