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Creating locations

A location is a site where you store goods. How a location is configured determines how it is used and what restrictions there are on its use.

You can create locations by adding them manually or by importing them from a spreadsheet.

To create a location:

  1. Select Administration>Locations. A list of locations appears.
  2. Click Add item buttonAdd in the header above the list. A new location record opens.
  3. Enter the Location name and select the Location Type.
    • Storage: A storage location is a location used for storage.
    • Kit WIP: A Kit WIP (Work in Progress) location is used for assembly or manufacturing. (Each kit document must specify a Kit WIP location. When you start building the kit, the component items are transferred to the Kit WIP location.)
    • Forward: A forward location is a location you pick from.
    • Door: A door location is a location positioned near a door.
    • Staging: A staging location is a location where you organize goods/boxes for putaway or shipment.
    • WIP: A WIP (Work In Progress) location is a location where you work with goods, such as when they are being received into or shipped out of the warehouse, or as they are being transported through the warehouse. For example, you might receive goods into a WIP location to perform sorting or quality inspection before putting the goods away in a bulk storage location. Typically you use WIP locations during a Pick to Staging Wave (for example, a forward or staging location) or a Pick/Pack Wave (for example, a dock or packing station). You also use WIP locations for inventory that is in transit (in the process of being picked) during a Pick to Staging Wave or a Pick/Pack Wave.
  4. For each location, under the General tab, you can specify whether the location is:
    • Adjustable: The quantities in this location can be adjusted.
    • Putaway: When checked, goods can be putaway in this location.
    • Pickable: When a location is pickable, goods can be picked for shipment from this location.
    • Owned: When checked, the contents in this location are owned by a third party.
    • Bonded: When checked, the contents in this location have been set aside for some type of inspection or payment requirement. Both owned and non-owned locations can be bonded.

      Kit WIP locations must not be Pickable (because you are doing manufacturing or assembly in this location, any inventory in this location should not be visible to fulfillment processes). WIP locations must be Putaway and Pickable (because you are moving goods into and out of this location as part of your Pick to Staging Wave or Pick/Pack Wave work).

  5. For each location, under the Capacity tab, you can specify how capacity should be handled:
    • Do not check capacity: If this is checked, the system will permit any number of units to be put away to this location.

      If this is unchecked, then the most constraining of the following is enforced:

      • Dim. Weight: Enter the maximum dim. weight you will allow in this location.
      • Cube: Enter the maximum cube (volume) you will allow in this location.
      • Eaches: Enter the maximum number of eaches you will allow in this location.
      • Pallets: Enter the maximum number of pallets you will allow in this location.
  6. When finished editing the location, click OK.

In This Section

Naming conventions for locations

See Also

Managing locations

Viewing and editing locations

Viewing current usage of a location

Controlling adjustments by location

Importing location data

Location field descriptions

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