Material handling/warehouse automation


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Enabled for Public preview General availability
End users by admins, makers, or analysts August 2019 October 2019

Feature details

The material handling feature is a framework for interfacing with warehouse automation and material handling equipment. Users can set up outbound subscriptions on warehouse events, such as work creation, completion, and cancellation. These events, along with associated data, will be tracked in a queue, which can be accessed via a web service by external equipment. The data associated with each transaction is completely user configurable. Up to 10 fields can be specified to accompany each queue record. The status of each record will be tracked from blocked through sent. Similarly, an inbound queue exists, which external equipment can populate via a web service. When the inbound queue records are consumed, warehouse actions will be triggered, such as work completion and license plate receiving. Work can be executed one work line at a time, or a pick/put pair can be executed in a single transaction. Short pick and location override are also supported.