We know you hear Zerion’s consultants preaching the importance of keeping warehouse information and RF guns up to date, but every so often we’ll also advocate for bypassing the RF gun. In most of these instances, there are items that the customer or salesperson will hand-select from the shelf of the showroom or from a counter area.
Imagine you own a hardware store, and there is a selection of items on the counter by the register. As he or she is checking out, a customer may grab a bag of chips, an air freshener, a pocket screwdriver, and such while at the register. In an instance like that, you might find it useful to know how to bypass the RF gun for inventory management.
In Eclipse – using both E-Term and the Solar platforms – a user can bypass the RF gun fairly easily. This is not something that would need to be set-up prior to using the function. In fact, you can use it ad hoc, as needed for every single Eclipse user you have set up in your system. In order to bypass the RF gun, a user will need to input the first of two items on the order just as you normally would. That one will go to the RF gun. For the second item, however, you should enter a 1, then a comma, and then follow that with the letter of the zone you’re getting that item from. In most cases, you can use Zone C – for counter. This way, you can pull the item manually for your customer (or they can do it themselves) without having to pull it from the RF gun.
This is usually a very helpful tip for Eclipse users. In the many RF installs that Zerion’s consultants have been a part of, we are often asked how to be able to – at random, one at a time – select items that can be hand-pulled. And not that we’re ever trying to exclude the entire counter zone or the entire wire zone, but in these one-off instances, this bypass workaround can be a significant time-saver.
Zerion Group uses existing software to find custom solutions to help make your business run more efficiently. We use Epicor Eclipse software and train employees on how to utilize it. Zerion is there with the solutions and tips that you need, when you need them.
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