Buck and some items such as PIPO pallets( water, pet food, paper ) and Mens socks don't ask for quantity. They will be located but the system doesn't want to know how many we have. Usually it's fast moving items. You just have to be careful when pulling these items because the PDA will ask you if you pulled all from location. This means if you pulled every last item of that DPCI from that location. If no then it will keep the item located, if you press yes it will unlocate it.
Potato chips are also a common PIPO item. That's usually the first one my new trainees stumble upon, and the concept of PIPO blows most of their minds to the point where they have to quit or steal something and be fired within the first two weeks.
As a side note to anyone reading this who is newer to the backroom: The system uses the PDAs as "update scanners" in a sense - as you pull batches you will also be finding errors without your knowing it. So for example, if someone puts down a bottle of shampoo in an HBO2 waco and forgets to scan it in, then tomorrow an Autofill or CAF brings someone else to the same waco where they scan that shampoo before finding the item they need to pull, that shampoo has now been added into the system as being in that waco but with no quantity. If you searched it now it would be located with an (O) but no quantity next to it. Next time it needs to be pulled and the batch leads you to that waco, you will get a "Did you pull all Y/N?" because it was a found baffle and had no quantity. So, an example of the "Y/N" question for items that are *not* PIPO.
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The pallet's/shipper's pic label is for the entire assortment. When it says pull one assortment it wants you to pull the entire assortment package. The individual DPCIs and quantities are tied to that assortment DPCI, so the system does correctly add whatever came in on an assortment DPCI to the inventory. The system just can't ask for one item out of an assortment if it needs it...it wants to pull the entire assortment.
When you're space constrained, you do what you have to do!Good old AST messing with noobs like no other. I usually "burn" them or fake it because I know if it's really needed someone will be asking for it. I'd rather not have a pile of backstock when they just need a few.
Happened today though. Annoying.
As for leaving multiple DPCIs on a pallet and backstock that. It sucks when some asshat does that with 5 or 6 DPCIs of diapers and puts it on the top rack where you can't even reach them with a maxed out wave.
Is pick label, an assortment dpci?Pipo's are pallets that come with an assortment label. For ex: diapers & paper towels.
That's not entirely true. I would say that at least at my store most pipos are not assortment pipos, they only have one dpci with a standard pick label on them.