Abel’s “First Expiry – First Out” picking helps you consume oldest inventory first.

Posted on 01.09.2020 by Rik

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Abel’s First Expiry – First Out picking (FEFO picking) helps operations that consume perishable raw materials in their manufacturing processes.  With FEFO picking, you can easily pick perishable inventory based on its expiry date.

Abel stores a “Use Date” for perishable inventory. For items that have a use date, Abel’s despatch, pick and requisition processes offer batch-controlled inventory with the earliest Use Dates first, so items that expire first are used first.

This example shows a customer despatch with batch tracked inventory that has a Use Date. The ‘Batches’ screen shows batches in Use Date order. Abel can be configured to automatically offer the oldest use dates first.

The operator can either confirm or amend the suggested selections either individually or all at once.  Alternatively, if the operator needs to undo and redo the allocation before posting a document, e.g. due to inventory movement,  they can easily clear and then re-load Abel’s suggested allocation.

Abel’s FEFO picking helps you better manage your perishable inventory. If traceability is important to your business, read our GMP Dairy case study.

To find out more about Abel’s features and how they can help your business, please contact us.

Until next time.