Labeling Locations That Move
If you have racks on wheels, carts, or other items in your facility that move, consider naming them with the descriptive term for the item, followed by a serial number or letter. For instance, if you have mobile cooling racks for baked goods, you might call them “RACK A”, “RACK B”, etc. Since these can move, using the “zone” or “section” naming conventions doesn’t make sense for movable storage spaces.
Make a List of the Locations as You Go
Write down the location name of the label you just applied on the notebook paper using the pencil we told you to keep with you. You’re building a list of your locations that will ultimately get transferred to a spreadsheet and then uploaded into Clearly Inventory. If you have a laptop, you can enter the location names directly into Excel as you go, but you may find it easier to just write them down and enter them all at once.
Repeat the above process until every location is labeled and you have a written list of all of your locations.
Once you’ve completed your labeling and have a written list of all of your locations, you’ll need to get the location list into a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Save the sheet. You'll upload it into Clearly Inventory a little later. But before we do that, we need to get our descriptions and units of measure ironed out.
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