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Let’s take a business scenario where we represent a mid size company which has to comply with a RFID mandate.  In this case, the company uses a standalone implementation of SAP AII 4.0

Tag Commissioning
Only a few products need to be tagged.  This is performed as a manual process.  Tags will be commissioned by executing transaction “Commission Tag” from the Auto-Id Cockpit.  Thereafter those tags will be attached to the product cases by warehouse workers.

Logon to the Auto-Id cockpit and execute transaction “Commissioning Tag”.

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Under Document/RFID Device Assignment select the RFID Device Assignment for tag commissioning. It is optional to assign a document of type “Outbound Ext. Doc”.

Under ID Data set the ID version to EPC Tag Data Standards Version 1.30 and Select Tag Encoding Type SGTIN-96 and specify the number of tags to 2.

Under the ID Components specify filter value ‘1’ (Retail Consumer Trade Item) and select the product.  In this scenario, the product is T05_MAT1.  Select unit as CSE (cases).  The GTIN will be selected accordingly from the master data.  Click the “Write Tag” button to generate two EPCs for product cases.

Two EPCs – unique identifiers of product cases are generated and displayed on the screen.  (Make a note of these two EPCs separately).

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Once products are ordered, a pallet tag needs to be commissioned before the packing process can be started.  In our scenario, we will take it as a mobile packing.  Still in the Auto-Id Cockpit, execute transaction Commission Tag.  Select Tag Encoding Type SSCC-96 and change the number of tags to one.  Specify filer value ‘2’ (Logistical/Shipping Unit) and press “Write Tag” button to generate an EPC for the pallet.

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An EPC for a pallet is generated and displayed on screen.  (Make a note of these two EPCs separately.  This ID will be used to perform the following steps).

Mobile Packing
Packers will pick the relevant product cases and pack them on a pallet before it is stretch wrapped and the pallet tag is attached.  For mobile packing, the previously commissioned pallet tag needs to be scanned first, followed by the case tags.

Logon to the Mobile User Interface and select the Mobile Device Group.  Click “7 Pack” to start packing.  It is optional to assign a delivery document of type “Outbound Ext. Doc” to the mobile device group.

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Enter the pallet EPC into the field ID of the mobile device display.  Click on “F5 ChdObj” to cotinue.  This step simulates scanning the pallet tag.

The next step is to simulate scanning the product case tags.  Enter the case EPCs one by one into the field ID.  Confirm each scanning step by clicking “F5 Add ID”.  This step simulates scanning a case tag of a product.  To check if you have really scanned both and which product EPCs click “F6 ID List”.  The ID counter should also indicate that two EPCs were observed.  Now save the data.

The case EPCs will be assigned to the pallet EPC to create an object.

Moving
After packing the pallet is transferred into a temporary storage location.  For this transaction, the same mobile device is used.  Click “2 Move” to start the transaction.

Click on “F8 LocTyp” to specify location type “Warehouse”.  Then click on “F7 Locs” to select the temporary storage location.  Thereafter, enter the pallet EPC into the field ID.  Confirm scanning by clicking “F5 Add ID” and save the data.

The pallet increased the stock at storage location.  Location monitoring allows analysing the stock level situation at the location.

Because case EPCs are assigned to the pallet EPC, it is not necessary to scan the case EPCs again.  They will be confirmed automatically.

Loading
Finally, the goods are ready to be shipped to the customer.  Warehouse workers will load the relevant pallets on to the transport vehicle.  The pallet will be registered by utilizing the mobile device.  Click “3 Load” to start loading.  It is optional to assign a delivery document of type “Outbound Ext. Doc” to the mobile device.

Enter the pallet EPC into the field ID.  Confirm scanning by clicking “F5 Add ID” and save the data.

By loading the pallet the stock level of your warehouse is reduced.  Neither the pallet nor the case EPCs will appear when monitoring the detailed stock in that location.

I hope now you are familiar to perform tag commissioning, mobile packing, moving and loading of tagged items for a standalone scenario utilizing the relevant transactions in SAP AII 4.0

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  1. Michal Krawczyk
    hi Praveen,

    your weblog is more like a user guide
    as you don’t show any customizing
    (it’s like step by step for sales order creation – VA01 or PO via ME23N) don’t you think?

    a) maybe you could present some more difficult customizing for this scenario
    that you had problems to complete?

    b) or some non standard or less known customizing
    that can be done in AII 4.0 ?

    c) or differencies for this process
    to AII 2.1

    as now it’s just simple USER GUIDE I believe

    Hope I gave you some ideas

    Regards,
    michal

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    1. Anonymous
      Hi Michal,

      Thanks for your valuable feedback.  The blog describes a step by step procedure to help beginners understand how to perform Tag Commissioning and the process involved till loading in a standalone process.  Which is why, I have elaborated point by point which would be more helpful for beginners in RFID.

      However, as you suggested, my future blogs will be more of customizing solutions.

      Thanks & Regards.

      Praveen

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