Locations

Model warehouse locations and their individual behavior/configurations.
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Locations - Need to know:

You can:
  • manually add or upload Locations.
  • manually configure or upload Location configurations.
  • store any item in a Location (default behavior).
  • configure a Location so as it can only store a specific Item or Items, but not other items.
  • configure a Location so as it tells you which items it normally stores. In this case you can also store other items in this Location.
  • view which items can be specifically stored in a Location.
  • download a list of Locations, their respective configurations, and item mappings.
  • track the transit status of a Location.
  • assign a Location to a Sales Order.
  • print barcode Labels for Locations.
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Add new Location(s)

There are four ways to add new Locations to the WMS:
  1. 1.
    Setup>Plugins>Installed Plugins>SOWMS>Stock Locations Download/Upload Template
  2. 2.
    WMS Console>Locations>Locations Pane>New
  3. 3.
    Products/Services>Stock Locations+
  4. 4.
    WMS Console>Locations>Locations Pane>Download Data/>Upload Data*
*The Download/Upload data actions are only visible if the WMS console user has the 'Allow Stock Locations/Item Mappings import/export' box is checked. To access this setting:
Go to Admin tab>Edit the user and check the box.
In (1) and (3) remember to specify the correct Warehouse.

Configure Location(s)

Setting
Notes
Location
A unique ID for the Location.
Barcode
A barcode corresponding to the 'Name' unique ID.
Group
You can assign a location to a Group to allow you to easily select a predefined group of locations (useful for Stock Count).
Status (Container)
Select from the List of values to specify where in the journey a container is, it’s just an indicator.
In Transit (Container)
When checked you cannot pick or put away in this Location.
ETA (Container)
An arbitrary date, it’s just an indicator.
Pick Order
The order of priority in the Pick route. Contact [email protected] for guidance.
Put Order
The order of priority in the Putaway route. Contact [email protected] for guidance.
Count Order
You can set a ‘Count Order’ on locations to order the sequence in which locations are counted.
Quarantine
Stock stored here cannot be allocated or picked.
Can receive Stock
Can receive stock from outside of the warehouse i.e deliveries to Goods In.
Can pick Stock
Pick from this location when checked. If unchecked, you cannot pick stock from this Location.
Can Pick/Pack to
Can put away or pack to the Location. Remember, the stock always has to be somewhere and therefore in a Location. For example, if you picking stock from a Location, you might put this on a Pallet, or move it to another Location i.e. Packing.
Building Kits/Assemblies
Check the box to make available for builds.
For Transit
When checked you cannot pick or put away in this Location.
Items Stocked
Store 'Any' stock Item or Store 'specific' stock Items.
Specific Order
Reserve for a specific Sales Order.
Sales Order Ref#
Reserved for Sales Order Ref#.
*Printing Labels? Contact [email protected]

Import Locations

You can import Locations and their settings. This will be recorded in the 'History'.
There are two import templates:

Blank and mainly used for intial setup

import_wms_locations.xlsx - this can be downloaded from:
Setup>Plugins>Installed Plugins>SOWMS>Configure
The upload action for the template is adjacent to the download control.

Populated and mainly used during live operation

The download will contain a dataset containing all of the current settings.
export_wms_stock_locations.xlsx - this can be downloaded from:
WMS Console>Locations tab>Locations pane>action = Download Data
The upload action for the template is adjacent to the download control.
*The Download/Upload data actions are only visible if the WMS console user has the 'Allow Stock Locations/Item Mappings import/export' box is checked. To access this setting:
Go to Admin tab>Edit the user and check the box.

Manual - assign (map) Items to a Location

You can configure a Location so it can:
  • store mapped items, and other items.
  • exclusively store an item, but not other items.
In both cases:
  1. 1.
    In the Locations pane select a Location.
  2. 2.
    In the Items pane select an item.
  3. 3.
    Click 'Add to Location' next to the respective item.
  4. 4.
    The selected item will appear in the 'Items to be Stocked at Location'.
  5. 5.
    Restrict the Location to specific Items - set the configuration of the Location from 'Any' (default) to 'Specific'. Go to Locations>Location>Edit>Items Stocked.

Import - assign (map) Items to a Location

You can configure a Location so it can:
  • store mapped items, and other items.
  • exclusively store an item, but not other items.
You can import Locations and their assigned (mapped) items . This will be recorded in the 'History'.
There are two import templates:

Blank and mainly used for intial setup

import_wms_locations_items_mappings.xlsx - this can be downloaded from:
Setup>Plugins>Installed Plugins>SOWMS>Configure
The upload action for the template is adjacent to the download control.

Populated and mainly used during live operation

The download will contain a dataset containing all of the current mappings.
export_wms_stock_location_item_mappings.xlsx - this can be downloaded from:
WMS Console>Locations tab>Items stocked at Location pane>action = Download Data
The upload action for the template is adjacent to the download control.
*The Download/Upload data actions are only visible if the WMS console user has the 'Allow Stock Locations/Item Mappings import/export' box is checked. To access this setting:
Go to Admin tab>Edit the user and check the box.
The upload action for the template is adjacent to the download control.

Panes and >Actions

Locations pane
> Select
View the Location's designated Items. See Workflow 'Designating Items to a Location'.
> Print Labels*
Print barcode Labels for the checked Locations.
>Download Data
Download a .xlsx sheet containing all Locations and their respective settings.
>Upload Data
Upload a .xlsx sheet containing all Locations and their respective settings.
Find
Use the filters.
List All
New
Add New Location.
>Delete
Delete selected or empty Location(s).
Item Specs pane
Lists Items stocked at this Location.
> Select (yellow highlight)
Select the Item to be assigned (mapped) to a Location.
>Delete
Delete the Item / Location assignment.
Items to be Stocked at Location pane
This pane displays a list of Items designated to a selected Location.
> Select
Select the Item to be designated to a Location.
> Print Labels*
Print Label(s) for checked Item(s).
> Add to Location
See 'Assign Items to a Location' (above).
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