When mapping out your warehouse, it’s a good idea to assign names to all of the different parts of it. For example, you can assign a name, letter, and color to the zones where you handle shipping and receiving area, assembly, CNC machinery, office work, storage, and more.
That way, when you look at a work order or picking list, you can easily figure out where everything is. This speeds up the manufacturing, picking, and shipping processes, and it ensures nothing gets misplaced.
Check out the Whiteboard Wednesday video above for even more helpful tips on how name inventory locations in your warehouse. And use Fishbowl Manufacturing or Fishbowl Warehouse to put these principles into practice.
Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks, and small business. Fishbowl is the #1-requested manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies.