Configuring WMS License Plates to be GS1-Compliant in 2012 R3

Configuring WMS License Plates to be GS1-Compliant in 2012 R3

Configuring WMS License Plates to be GS1-Compliant in 2012 R3

If you are looking for a simple solution to generating a unique, globally-compliant code per shipped handling unit, you’re in the right place! The standard Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 functionality allows companies to configure the License Plate inventory dimension that is used in Warehouse Management to be GS1-compliant.

When inventory is picked, packed, and shipped, the License Plate becomes a unique identifier of its structure. These unique codes are typically printed on shipment tracking labels and are utilized by the recipient to identify the contents of the containers. Formatting the License Plates to be GS1-compliant allows companies to adhere to the globally-accepted standard for capturing and sharing supply chain data.

The following configurations are required in order for the WMS License Plate functionality to capture the GS1-compliant information.

  • Unit Sequence Groups
  • Warehouse Management Parameters
  • Number Sequences

See additional information below.

GS1-Compliant Number Sequence Format

The standard WMS License Plate functionality can be utilized to create the GS1-compliant codes since it includes the required components for the appropriate number sequence format.

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Unit Sequence Groups

Access: Warehouse management > Setup > Warehouse setup > Unit sequence groups

The Packaging Type defaults to “0” for each handling unit in the WMS Unit sequence group. So for all defined sequences that include a pallet handling unit, the “License plate packing type” field needs to be updated to “1” for the pallet unit.

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Warehouse Management Parameters

Access: Warehouse management > Setup > Warehouse management parameters – General tab

Your GS1 company prefix will need to be defined in the Warehouse management parameters per legal entity.

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Number Sequences

Access: Warehouse management > Setup > Warehouse management parameters – Number sequences tab

The License Plate number sequence should be configured to be non-continuous and should include a single, alphanumeric segment that is 9 characters in length.

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You may have noticed that the configurations above only address 17 characters of this 20-character code; that is correct! There will always be two leading zeroes to identify the application and a single, mod-10 check digit at the end.

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