Parent-Child Configuration - STE Tasks

To help resolve some issues in the logistics sector, Scantrust created a solution for the traceability, serialization, and aggregation processes on the logistics units.

Aggregation creates and maintains a parent-child relationship between the packaging levels and the product owner’s information. It creates the parent-child relationship by associating the aggregated unit, which is the parent, with each carton’s various units or serial numbers.

To set up a parent-child association in the Scantrust system, you must have set an STE Task previously. For reference, this article is indicated how to set an STE Task from the beginning: How to create an STE Task 

Steps to configure the association: 

1. To activate the parent-child association, please click on the button labeled: "2 Scan Steps": 



2. Once the feature is activated, and new configuration for the steps will appear automatically: Scan(1/2) and Scan (2/2). To set up properly, you must set the number of scans in every stage, Typically, to associate a box than contains several products inside, takes 1 scan for the parent step (Scan 1/2): 


3. And for the Scan (2/2) configuration, the Scan count field must be set accordingly to the number of products that are inside the box. In this example, 3 products: 


4. Then, it is possible to check the configuration using the app. Login into the STE App, then automatically you'll be redirected to the tasks dashboard:


5. Then, please select the parent-child task: 


6. The first scan, which is related to the parent scan will be marked with a blue layout: 


7. The next stage is related to the child association, and will be marked with a green layout: 


8. Once the association is finished, you can either get back to the SCM field information or stay on the scanning screen to make the process faster and easy. To set up this, please go to the STE Task editor, and in the upload data section, select the "next screen (after upload)" option of your preference: 


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