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Managing BBD/batch

In plentymarkets you can manage variations with a best before date (BBD) and/or batches. However, these functions are currently only available in the plentymarkets back end.

Using BBD/batches with plentyPOS

When working with plentyPOS you should not yet use these functions to manage BBD/batches, as these may currently cause errors. The functions will be available soon.

1. Activating BBD/batch

In order to use BBD and/or batches for variations, activate the options BBD and/or Batch on the variation of a warehouse. As soon as the warehouse contains stock, it is not possible anymore to activate or deactivate the option on the variation’s warehouse. You can only carry out changes if the stock in this warehouse equals zero. For further information see the chapter Linking a variation to a storage location.

2. Incoming items

Depending on the selected settings, you can book in variations with BBD, variations with batches or variations with BBD and batches. Per warehouse and variation, it is recommended to only book the same BBD and batches on a storage location. This setting is preset by default. If you book different BBD/batches on the same storage location, errors may occur in the picking process, since pickers have to search for a specific BBD and/or a specific batch. For further information see the chapter Incoming items with a best before date and/or batch information.

3. Redistributing

With BBD/batch you can redistribute items into other warehouses. However, when redistributing variations with BBD/batch, restrictions may occur. For further information on redistributions, see the chapter Redistributing stock with best before dates/batches.

4. Checking best before dates

Under Stock » Storage location management you can check the status of variations with a best before date. The column Days durable shows for how many days a variation is still durable.

Checking best before dates:

  1. Go to Stock » Storage location management.

  2. Select dates for the filters BBD from: and to:.
    → All storage locations with variations in the selected BBD are shown.

Table 1. Status minimum durability
Days durable Status

< 1

Item expired

>1 & <30

Item expires soon

> 30

Item okay

5. Returns

When booking in a variation again with BBD/batch, the process of booking in different batches and BBD on the same storage location is not blocked automatically. However, it is recommended that only the same BBD/batches are booked on a storage location for each variation and warehouse. In case of a chaotic stock keeping of BBD and batch items, errors may occur during order picking. For further information on returns see the chapter Returns.

6. Pick lists, packing lists and warehouse pick lists

BBD/batch information can also be displayed on pick lists, packing lists and warehouse pick lists. For further information see the following manual pages:

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