Field

Description

Capacity

The Capacity field impacts the way in which Storage Charges are calculated.

Single Pallet: This is suitable for locations which normally only store a single pallet. For example, locations within Pallet Racking, ie: A-01-01. All stock loaded into the location is treated as being on a single pallet. All items loaded into this location are treated as being on the same pallet, and therefore, if Location-based Storage Charges are used, will only charge a single pallet for Storage.

Multiple Pallets: Suitable for locations which store multiple pallets, for example bulk locations such as "Freezer Floor", or "Loading Room 3". When stock is allocated to Multiple Pallet locations, Individual "Pallet Ids" are created, so by default each stock record is treated as it's own pallet (and charged as it's own pallet). You have the ability to load multiple stock records onto the same Pallet Id, however this is not the default behaviour.

NameThe name of the Warehouse Location, for example A-01-01. Names can be automatically generated based on Row, Bay, Level and Depth.
Row, Bay, Level, Depth

This only applies to Single Pallet Locations.

Normally we recommend naming your locations as follows:

Row: A line of racking
Bay: How far to the right it is. Ie, the Left-Most location in the line is 01
Level: How high it is, where 01 is ground level, and 02 is the next pallet up.
Depth: If you use deep racking (ie: 2 or 3 deep pallet racking), the depth should be numbered such that the location at the front is 01.

Example of racking when looking from the front (assuming this is single-depth ranking).

Examples:

A-01-01 → Bottom left corner in the line.
A-01-04 → Far Left, 4th location up.
A-05-02 → Far Right, 2nd location up

Warehouse Location Group NameAll locations with the same Group Name will be charged as a single location. This is useful when you have an area of small shelves that is charged as a single rate (for all), by giving all the shelf locations the same Group Name, they'll be treated as a single location when calculating storage charges. See: Storage Charges (specifically the section on Per Location charging).
Location BarcodeWhen scanning location labels, by default CartonCloud looks at the location name, if this matches the barcode, ie: "A-01-01" then it'll match. However, in some cases there are existing barcodes on the warehouse racking, which CartonCloud can re-use.
Location TypeThe Product Type of the location, for example: Chilled, Frozen, Ambient. This can be used to control what the location is able to hold, and also how it's charged (if Charge Type Product Option is set to "Warehouse Location")
Accept Products of Type (Associated Product Types)This allows you to specify which Product Types can be stored in the location. By default this is just the Location Type of the location.
For example, you may have Chilled Locations in which you also allow storage of Ambient Products, you can therefore make the location a Chilled Location with the Product Type, but allow it to store both Chilled and Ambient products. You would not, however, allow it to store Frozen products (as they'll all melt!)
Pick Efficiency

Pick Efficiency is used when selecting which stock to use automatically (see How CartonCloud chooses outgoing stock - Stock Selection Methods for more information). The Pick Efficiency ranges from 1 (being the least efficient) through to 20 (being the most efficient). If creating Pick Faces (for Replenishment) you will need to select a Pick Efficiency between 21 and 30 (30 being the most efficient). 

Normally, locations that are at ground level, or can be reached by hand, would be considered highly efficient. However, locations that require a fork-lift (or are in deep-racking) would be less efficient.