Consider the task of someone taking an entire inventory count. All the locations will be printed along with what should be contained in them. Using this location naming scheme, the person can move through your facility in an orderly fashion, and the “paper world” matches the “physical world” perfectly.
Every enterprise has it’s own unique layout and structures. The above guide to location names is just that, a guide. You will no doubt need to make your own adjustments, but the important principle is this:
In our example, the location names start with a room or “zone”, then a section, then a specific name. If you have more than one facility, your location names might start with the facility name, then the zone name, section, and place. If you have a big warehouse, your location name might include an aisle, etc... You get the idea.
So, grab a piece of paper, sketch out your facility, break it into small pieces and create your zones. Then get a rough idea of where you want your sections to start.
Now you’re ready to create and apply your labels.
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