The storage management tool lets you align your digital space with your physical space. In this article, we provide an overview of storage structure and how to use it best for your business.
The storage management setup in Routeique gives you the flexibility to match your digital space to your physical space in the warehouse. You will use the pre-defined storage location types that you created in Inventory settings to break out your warehouse and vehicles into more specific locations. Some common location types you can create are zones, aisles, shelves, bays, and bins, but you can use any descriptors relevant to your business.
As you build out your storage management hierarchy, you'll see that the storage locations fall into three categories:
- Top of the hierarchy: Warehouse or Vehicle types are at the top of the hierarchy. They are pre-defined location types in the system and can't be changed to another type. They can hold inventory if there are no storage locations below it.
- Middle of the hierarchy: Storage locations in the middle of the hierarchy are used as containers for other storage locations to help with context and way-finding around the warehouse. They cannot hold inventory. These storage locations can be named anything you want to fit your warehouse.
- Bottom of the hierarchy: Storage locations at the bottom of the hierarchy can hold inventory. These storage locations can be named anything you want to fit your warehouse.
In the Add/Edit Storage Location article, we will go over how to create, update, deactivate, and move these storage locations.