Packing vs. storage dimensions


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Business value

This feature supports business scenarios in which items are packed or stored in such a way that physical dimensions need to be tracked differently for each of several different processes.

Feature details

The Packaging product dimensions feature lets you set up one or several types of dimensions for each product. Each dimension type provides a set of physical measurements (weight, width, depth, and height), and establishes the process where those physical measurement values apply. When this feature is enabled, your system will support the following types of dimensions:

  • Storage: Storage dimensions are used along with location volumetrics to determine how many of each item can be stored in various warehouse locations.
  • Packing: Packing dimensions are used during containerization and the manual packing process to determine how many of each item will fit in various container types.
  • Nested packing: Nested packing dimensions are used when the packing process contains multiple levels.

Storage dimensions are supported even when the Packaging product dimensions feature isn't enabled. You set these up using the Physical dimension page in Supply Chain Management. These dimensions are used by all processes where the packing and nested packing dimensions aren't specified. Packing and nested packing dimensions are set up using the Physical product dimensions page, which is added when you enable the Packaging product dimensions feature.

See also

Set different dimensions for packing and storage (docs)

Configure inventory dimensions (learn)