Well Organized Location Names & Location Labels that are easy to read, and unambiguous
If an item can be stored somewhere, that ‘somewhere’ must have a name, and it should be labeled with that name. If it doesn’t, time will be wasted looking for things, people will stock things in the wrong place, locations will get referred to by more than one name, and your inventory will be in constant drift towards disorganization.
Remember, any open space can potentially store stuff, so label ALL of your storage locations, not just the ones that currently have stock. An open aisle? Name it, label it. An empty corner? Name it, label it. The tiny water heater closet? Name it, label it.
And don't pick just any name. You must have some logic to your location naming scheme. If you don't, you're setting yourself up for frustration down the road in ways that are difficult to anticipate. We’ll give you some advice on a naming scheme later in this guide, but no matter what you decide to call your locations, make sure they’re all labeled, and all the names are unique.
Labels that are easy to read help everyone work faster. For example, if the letters on your labels are so small that you have to be two feet away to read them, or if the labels blend in with rack colors, etc... You'll be slowing down your operations and opening up yourself to mistakes.
Labels that don't clearly state which location they're referring to (i.e. labels, with no arrows, on shelves that have shelves above and below) will cause the same delays and errors as poorly printed labels.