Moving Items

The warehouse activity of moving items within the warehouse is performed in different ways depending on how warehouse management features are configured. The complexity can rank from no warehouse features, through basic warehouse configurations for order-by order handling in one or more activities only, to advanced configurations where all warehouse activities must be performed in a directed workflow. For more information, see Setting Up Warehouse Management.

While in one warehouse location, items may need to be moved between bins to support the daily warehouse activities involved in keeping items flowing through the warehouse. Some movements happen in direct relation to internal operations, such as a production order that needs components delivered or end items put away. Other movements happen as mere warehouse space optimisation or as ad-hoc movements to and from operations.

Additional movement tasks are to periodically replenish picking bins or shop floor bins and to modify bin content information.

Moving items to other locations affects the item ledger entries and must therefore be done by transfer order. For more information, see Transfer Inventory Between Locations.

The inventory-related tasks of counting, adjusting, and reclassifying items may involve warehouse tasks that must be performed on warehouse entries before they can be synchronised with the related item ledger entries. For more information, see Count, Adjust, and Reclassify Inventory

The following table describes a sequence of tasks, with links to the topics that describe them.

To See
Move items between bins in basic warehouse configurations at any time and without source documents. Move Items in Basic Warehouse Configurations
Use the warehouse movement worksheet to move items in advanced warehouse configurations, both for source documents and ad hoc. Move Items in Advanced Warehouse Configurations
Bring component items to internal operations in basic warehouse configurations as requested by source documents for those operations. Move Components to an Operation Area in Basic Warehouse Configurations
Plan which bins to fill or empty to maintain an efficient flow, such as emptying a bulk storage area before a large receipt. Plan Warehouse Movements in Worksheets
Update the frequency at which bins, such as picking bins, must be replenished as a result of demand fluctuations. Calculate Bin Replenishment
Restructure your warehouse with new bin codes and new bin characteristics and potentially move them around. Restructure Warehouses

See also

Warehouse Management
Setting Up Warehouse Management
Assembly Management
Design Details: Warehouse Management
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