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6 Manage Product and Service Data: Manage Product Packs

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This chapter contains the following:

Pack Types: Explained

Managing the Packaging Hierarchy: Explained

FAQs for Manage Product Packs

Pack Types: Explained

Pack types, also known as trade item unit descriptors, are used to describe the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) hierarchy level. Hierarchy is used to establish relationships between different levels of an item's supply chain. For more information on trade item unit descriptors, see http://www.gs1.org/docs/gsmp/gdsn/GDSN_Trade_Item_Implementation_Guide.pdf.

Managing the Packaging Hierarchy: Explained

You create a packaging hierarchy to define the various pack configurations in which you can package a base item.

For example, you sell flash memory sticks (the base item, VI11416) in packs of 3 at retail stores, but ship 20 of the 3-packs in a case to the store. The packaging hierarchy looks like this:


Case: Item = Case1_VI11416

 

 

 

Pack or Inner Pack: Item = Pack1_VI11416, Quantity = 20 Each

 

 

 

Base Unit or Each: Item = VI11416, Quantity = 3 Each

A packaging hierarchy can have any number of levels. The pack type defines each level in a hierarchy. The pack types used in the above example are Case, Pack or Inner Pack, and Base Unit or Each. The pack type of any item above the base unit or each level is stored as the pack item's primary attribute Trade Item Unit Descriptor (TIUD). The base item defines the lowest level in a packaging hierarchy. A base item can belong to multiple pack hierarchies.

The following pack type validations apply:


Pack Type (TIUD)

Parents

Parent Instance

Children

Child Instance

Mixed Module

None

-

Case, Pack or Inner Pack, Setpack, Multipack, Base Unit or Each

Multiple

Pallet

None

-

Display Shipper, Case, Pack or Inner Pack, Setpack, Multipack, Base Unit or Each

Single

Display Shipper

Pallet

Single

Case, Pack or Inner Pack, Setpack, Multipack, Base Unit or Each

Multiple

Case

Pallet, Mixed Module, Display Shipper

Multiple

Pack or Inner Pack, Setpack, Multipack, Base Unit or Each

Single

Setpack

Pallet, Mixed Module, Display Shipper, Case

Multiple

Pack, Base Unit or Each

Multiple

Multipack

Pallet, Mixed Module, Display Shipper, Case

Multiple

Pack, Base Unit or Each

Multiple

Pack or Inner Pack

Pallet, Mixed Module, Display Shipper, Case

Multiple

Base Unit or Each

Multiple

Base Unit or Each

Pallet, Mixed Module, Display Shipper, Case, Pack or Inner Pack, Setpack, Multipack

Multiple

-

-

Creating a Packaging Hierarchy

You can only create and update a packaging hierarchy in the item's master organization. Once you create the packaging hierarchy in the master organization, assign it to the child organizations.

To create a packaging hierarchy:

  • Select Create Pack

  • On the Create Pack popup, select an organization and select or search for your item.

  • Select OK.

  • On the Create Pack: Select Pack Type popup, select a pack type and click OK.

  • On the Edit Item page, Structures tab, Packs subtab, review your pack and save or edit.

FAQs for Manage Product Packs

What's managing packaging information?

Managing item packs information is key to facilitating order and inventory tracking. You manage packaging information using a hierarchical representation of items representing the logical structure of the product packaging needs. Each packaging level is modeled as an item so you can easily track inventory and orders against them.

What attributes participate in a rollup?

Item attributes can be rolled up from base items to higher pack items. This enables you to calculate the dimensions of higher pack items from lower pack items.

The attributes for which roll-ups are performed are:

  • Quantity

  • Weight

  • Weight UOM

  • Customer Orders Enabled


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