The Pack Station app allows you to pack orders into cartons using Pack Station app in the Mobile Floor Apps. The Pack Station app can be used on any device, but it is optimized for Chrome on Windows/Mac, and iOS/Android devices using the Infoplus Companion app. 

Note: Using the Pack Station is not a requirement and the app does not support UOM barcodes. It is used for quality assurance so you can scan your Line Items into Carton(s) on an Order-by-Order basis.

Pack Station Criteria

The options that appear in the Pack Station are driven from the Pack Station Criteria table.  In the Pack Station Criteria table, users are able to select different efficiencies that they can apply to the Pack Station app.  Below is a guide on the different options.

  • Allow packing before pick work complete - True / False selection.
    • If True, Users do not have to complete the Pick Work generated before they can use the Pack Station for an Order.  
    • If False, Users have to complete the Pick Work generated before they can use the Pack Station for an Order.  
  • Skip Carton Lpn - True / False selection.
    • If True, Users can skip having to add a Carton LPN.
    • If False, Users are required to enter a Carton LPN. 
  • Require Confirm On Error - True / False selection.
    • If True, when you get an error it requires you to click the Acknowledge button. 
    • If False, you will just receive a banner with the error on it, no Acknowledge button will popup.

Using the Pack Station app

To begin, click on the Pack Station (beta) app on the Mobile Floor Apps menu and, if you have more than one Warehouse, pick the Warehouse you are working out of.

Steps for packing an order:

  1. Scan or enter an order identifier to begin (in this example we are using a Simple Wave Fulfillment Plan):
    1. If using a Simple Wave Fulfillment Plan, scan or enter the Infoplus Order No.
    2. If using a Pick to Cart by Order Fulfillment Plan, scan the Cart Location to identify the Order.
  2. Now you will start building the 1st Carton for the Order:
    1. Scan Carton LPN- If you want to track the carton, scan the carton LPN.
      1. In this example, we have Skip Carton Lpn set to True so we don't have to manually skip since it is not needed. 
    2. Scan Carton Type - Here you have 4 options:
      1. Scan a Barcode for the Carton Type Id you want to use:
        1. Make sure to print out carton type ID barcodes beforehand and keep them handy, the barcodes correspond to different packaging you can use.
      2. Click Select Carton Type:
        1. If this is selected you will be taken to a page with all of the Cartons built.  You will select which one is needed for this Carton.
      3. Skip Carton Type: 
        1. If you do not need to record the dims of the Carton.
      4. Enter Carton Dims:
        1. If this is selected you will then be prompted to enter the length, width, and height of the carton. 
    3. Scan Carton Contents:
      1. Optionally you can scan each Line Items barcodes to assign them to this Carton. 
        1. If all Line Items are needed to be put in the Carton and you do not want the quality of scanning the Line Items into the Carton, you can click the Add All Items button. 
      2. Once the Carton is packed, click Close Carton. 
  3. If you have another Carton, repeat the steps above for building the next Carton. 
  4. When you are done building the Order's Carton(s), confirm the packing. 
  5. Once an order is complete, the screen will indicate that the order has been fully packed and will be ready to pack another order.
  6. If unpacking or additional packing is needed on the carton, click 'Edit' next to the previous carton to make changes. This will allow you to make adjustments without printing duplicate labels in the Ship Station.

        7. The order is now ready for the Shipping Station. Follow along with the Shipping Station article here.