Clone Tag Shipping Best Practices

Clone tag shipping is a shipping and labelling process that aims to eliminate the mislabelling of parts via clone tags and multistage verification.

In OnRamp, the clone tag process requires:

  • Setting up the clone tag field values and clone tag template and

  • Performing the clone tag shipping procedure

Clone Tag Setup

In OnRamp, use the Business Info [S1824] screen to set up the following clone tag factors:

  1. CLONE_EXPIRY_DAYS - this factor sets how long a clone tag remains valid. The system default is 3 days.

  2. CLONE_LABEL_ID - this factor sets which clone tag template to use. Currently, there are two options available:

    • OR_1086

    • OR_1101

  3. CLONE_PRINT_DEFAULT - this factor sets the default the option on the Print Clone Tags field on Receive Work Order [S1141] and other screens. The options are:

    • NONE - Do not print clone tags. This is the system default.

    • ALL - Print clone tags for all parts, when available.

    • SALE - Print clone tags for saleable parts only when available.

  4. CLONE_TAG_DISPLAY_NOTE - this factor indicates if the clone tag note (e.g. Picked/Replacement) should appear on the printed clone tag.

On the production floor, you also need to set up the Finished Parts Allocation station between QA and Shipping where the parts are moved to after inspection to have the clone tags and shipping labels applied.

Clone Tag Shipping Procedure

With the setup complete, perform the clone tag shipping procedure in the following order:

  1. Packing and QA – pack, inspect, and receive the parts then print and apply the clone tags.

  2. Move Parts – physically move one package to Finished Goods Allocation.

  3. Finished Parts Allocation – scan, allocate the parts, and apply the customer shipping label.

  4. First Verification – verify the order.

  5. Second Verification – perform the 2nd verification and load the parts onto the transport trucks.

Packing and QA

As the order is coming off the line, use Work Order Reporting by Work Center [S2517] > Sales Order tab to determine what should be packed for this sales order.

With the order packed, but not sealed, move it to the quality inspection station. Inspect and receive the parts on Receive Work Order [S1141] or Work Order Reporting by Work Center [S2517]. Based on the inspection results, print the clone tag and apply it to the package.

Move Parts

By physically moving the packed parts one at a time, this ensures that the package is allocated correctly.

Finished Parts Allocation

Receive the packed parts from QA, scan the clone tag, seal the packaging, and allocate the scanned tag using Finished Parts Allocation [S4046]. Then print the customer shipping label and apply it to the sealed package.

First Verification

Scan the clone tag and shipping label to perform the first verification of parts received using the OnRamp scanner. The scanner will display a green bar if the order has been processed correctly.

Second Verification

With the scan completed and the green light given, move the packed parts to their allocated location in the shipping area of the warehouse. Here, run the second verification to confirm delivery.

Once the second verification is done, use Customer Shipments [S2648] to determine what to load for the customer.

Notes

  • You can also scan a clone tag serial number , so if you cannot add a second label to your shipping package, you can scan the serial number instead.