Hi everyone, In Attain 3.60 on the Item table there is a Unit Volume field. When creating Sales Orders the system uses that to calculate the Total Volume that is shown in Statistics form. But, on the Item Unit Of Measure there is a field called Cubage. That is used by Warehouse Management for Put-Aways to figure out when bins are full based on the Cubage of the Items. Now I am a little confused over which of the fields to use to store the Volume of the item … I need that for other purposes (figure out how many items I can put in a truck when shipping) but not sure whether to use Unit Volume and add it to the Item Unit of Measure or use the Cubage. Any ideas would be welcomed [xx(] Thanks, Cristi Nicola
Hi Cristi Are you using WMS? The cubage field is referenced during all processes that involve placing items in a bin: put-away, movements, receipts, shipments, picks and adjustments. The program checks the sum of the cubage of the items being put away and the items already in the bin against the maximum cubage that can fit into a bin. If you are not using WMS you can use this field for whatever you want to without impact (probably[:D]). What are you using the stored volume for? You are using the unit volume field for shipping, do you need to store the physical volume for other purposes? Unsure on your part about adding the unit volume to the item unit of measure. I see no issues with you using the cubage, but I do not know why you want to use it and what else you are using, so it is a bit of a glib statement [:D]
Hi Steven, The reason I need to know the volume/cubage of Items is because I am supposed to write a function to automatically figure out how many truck would be needed to ship the lines from a particular Warehouse Shipment. They will give me which is the trucking company and the volume of the truck and from there it is all mine [:)] And we are using WMS so that is why I thought Cubage would be the field but then I do not understand why is Navision using the Unit Volume on the Sales side. Plus from mathematical point of vieww I guess Cubage and Volume represent the same thing. Just so confused [xx(] Cristi P.S. I guess we all know why it is like that: Navision being inconsistent as usual but I am still hoping that it is not that [;)]
Hi Nicola I hope this helps: The cubage field: This field contains the volume (cubage) of one item unit in the unit of measure in the Code field. The program uses the cubage during all processes that involve placing items in a bin: put-away, movements, receipts, shipments, picks and adjustments. The program checks the sum of the cubage of the items being put away and the items already in the bin against the maximum cubage that can fit into a bin, according to the bin capacity policy you selected on the location card. The Volume field: You may need to know the item’s unit volume to complete customs documents, waybills, and so on. The field is used only for items. The program automatically retrieves the volume from the Item table. In the sales statistics window, the volume of the items on the line is included in the total volume of all the lines for the particular sales header The cubage is calculated from the width, length and height parameters against the items unit of measure, and is predominantly used in WMS to ascertain if putaways can be placed in a bin and then suggest the correct bin. The unit volume (hidden as standard) is predominantly used for outgoing calculations - so see the volume being sent out. Depending upon your own processes you can use these fields how you want to, but the natural processing of the system may impact in other areas.