In a multi-branch library, the standard Horizon Pull List has a number
of limitations that Alpha-G's Enhanced Pull List overcomes. By allowing
staff to limit the number of entries on a pull list, it's easy to ensure
that the staff is not overwhelmed (and that the first branch to run the
pull list won't end up filling a disproportionate number of requests). You
can also choose to only pull items that are for local pickup (and then
deal with what would go in transit later.)
Since the list is prioritized by age of the request, the oldest fillable
requests will always appear in the list (the list is sorted by shelf order
for convenience in picking). A list can be redisplayed and/or reprinted at
another workstation without affecting the pull list and it can be completely
regenerated at need. It's easy to mark unfound items and change their status
so they will not show up repeatedly on the list, if you wish.
The contents of the list is controlled by an mq_view so you can modify
it to suit your particular needs. Even the logic of the priority of the
pull list function is straightforward to change (so, for instance, one or
more branches never fill requests if there are items elsewhere in the
system that could satisfy the request).
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