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Setting Up Primary Bins

Setting up Primary Bins for an item is a feature of the system that you may choose to use that is completed on the web console. Setting up a primary bin location allows for items to have primary and secondary bin locations within the warehouse. Assigning a primary bin for an item can be used to help with suggested put away, replenishment, and the picking process. If an item has a primary bin, the picker will be sent to the primary pick location first, before any alternate locations where the item may exist. When using primary bins, it is strongly recommended that all items are assigned a primary bin location. If a primary is not set up for an item and primary bins are turned on, it will decrease your picking efficiency. NOTE: An item may only have one primary bin location.

This feature is found in the Inventory Operations Tab > Item Tools > Item/Bin Assignment

Item Bin Assignment

  1. Enter the Item Number of the item you want to create a primary bin for.
  • To Add a Primary Bin
    • Select a Bin Number from the Bin Number drop down list to add .
    • Check the Primary check box if you would like to make this bin the items primary picking bin location.
    • Enter a Minimum Quantity in the Min Quantity field if this is the items primary picking bin.
    • Enter a Maximum Quantity in the Max Quantity field if there is a limit for this item in this bin.
    • Click the Add button to make the bin assignment changes.
  • To make a current bin the new Primary Bin
    • Select a Bin Number from the Bin Number drop down list to edit
    • Enter a Minimum Quantity in the Min Quantity field if this is the items primary picking bin.
    • Enter a Maximum Quantity in the Max Quantity field if there is a limit for this item in this bin.
    • Click the Add button to make the bin assignment changes

NOTE: Refer to the Assigning Bins to Items page in the Zones and Bins section for additional information.

NOTE: Refer to the Replenish page in Inventory Operations section for additional information.

If during put away, a primary bin is not showing up as expected, it could be due to the rules that require the primary bin location maximum to allow for the total quantity being put away. If the quantity is greater, then you will not see the primary bin listed on the mobile device screens.