Suggest Location Placement (MSLO)

Purpose: Use the Suggest Location for Item function when you want the system to search for available warehouse space to determine where you should place an item.

There are two different methods available for suggesting item locations:

Standard Suggest Location Placement: The system searches through the available warehouse locations and suggests where you might place the stock. You use the System Control table to specify the criteria the system uses to select locations and the order in which to search different location types.

This function is for inquiry only, and does not allow you to actually place the stock in the suggested locations. To place the stock, use

Performing Inventory Transactions;

Receiving Purchase Orders (PORC); or,

Placing Suspended Stock (SUSP).

The same logic is used in purchase order receiving. See Suggest Warehouse/Location Placement.

In this chapter:

Suggest Location For Item Screen

Work with Suggested Locations Screen

Suggest Location For Item Screen

Purpose: Use this screen to enter the item and warehouse information for system-suggested placement. You enter the item/SKU, warehouse code, and quantity to place.

How to display this screen: Enter MSLO in the Fast Path field at the top of any menu, or select Suggest Location for Item from a menu.




The code of the item you are placing in the warehouse. Item codes are defined in and validated against the Item table.

Alphanumeric, 12 positions; required.

SKU fields

The item's unique characteristics, such as its color and size.

Alphanumeric, three 4-position fields; required if the item has SKUs.


The code of the warehouse where the item is being placed. Warehouse code are defined in and validated against the Warehouse table; see Creating and Maintaining Warehouses (WWHS).

Even if you use a staging warehouse, you should enter the code of the main warehouse where the stock should eventually be placed.

Numeric, 3 positions; required.

Qty (Quantity)

The number of units of the item to be placed.

Numeric, 7 positions; required.

Completing this screen: The system will determine the locations where the item should be placed using the criteria defined by your company in the System Control table. The following message indicates:

Suggesting locations...please wait

You advance to the Work with Suggested Locations Screen.

Work with Suggested Locations Screen

Purpose: This screen displays the suggested warehouse locations for the item.

How to display this screen: Select OK at the Suggest Location For Item Screen.




The item code and SKU, if any, for which the system is suggesting locations for placement.

Item: Alphanumeric, 12 positions.

SKU: Alphanumeric, three 4-position fields.

Qty requested (Quantity requested)

The number of units of the item to place.

Numeric, 7 positions.

Whs (Warehouse)

The warehouse where the system is placing the merchandise. If you use a staging warehouse, the system will always suggest this warehouse for placement.

Numeric, 3 positions.


The location where the associated quantity should be placed.

Alphanumeric, 7 positions.

Quantity placed

The quantity to place in the location.

Numeric, 7 positions.

MSLO OMSCS 19.0 December 2019 OHC