You can process inventory items and materials that you receive from your vendors to get them ready to ship to customers. A combination of item, manufacturing, and inventory management features supports the following warehouse processes:
Identification with Bar Coding - You can use the Bar Codes and Labels feature to configure, identify, and scan bar codes for inventory items. If you use the Serialized Inventory or Lot Tracking features, you can scan bar codes for serial or lot numbers.
Manufacturing of Inventory Items - If you use the manufacturing and item features, such as Assembly Items, you can build assemblies within your warehouse.
Organization with Bin Management - If you use bins in your warehouse, you can enable the Bin Management or Advanced Bin features to track inventory in bins.
Processing Inventory Counts - You can use the Inventory Count feature to record inventory counts in your warehouse.
The identification process uses the Bar Codes and Labels feature to identify and track items. Bar codes also identify transactions and enable you to process them more quickly.
In the manufacturing process, items are assembled or packaged for sale as kits or groups.
Organization is achieved in a warehouse using the Bin Management feature or Advanced Bin / Numbered Inventory Management feature. You can track bins and associated bins with items to exactly where an item is stored within a warehouse.
Identification with Bar Coding
Instead of manually entering items and transaction numbers, you can scan item bar codes. You can integrate bar code scanning of inventory items into your inventory workflow in the following ways:
Scan item bar codes to add them to sales transactions or receive them on a purchase transaction.
Scan transaction bar codes to bulk receive, fulfill, pick, pack, ship, bill, or approve orders.
Print item labels that show the price, bar codes for item numbers, and bar codes for serial or lot numbers if you track serialized or lot-numbered inventory.
Manufacturing of Inventory Items
Inventory item types for manufacturing include Groups, Kit/Packages, and Assemblies. You can track your inventory throughout the manufacturing process, as you build or package inventory items that you send to customers.
Organization with Bin Management
Bin Management lets you identify areas where you store inventory items and track the on-hand quantity of these items in bins. Within your warehouse, operators can determine where to go to find items for picking and fulfilling orders. You can also use bins to specify where to put away items in stock when you receive them
If you track serialized and lot-numbered inventory, you can use the Advanced Bin / Numbered Inventory Management to manage these item types in bins.
Processing Inventory Counts
If you use the Inventory Count feature, you can record and track the details of inventory counts in your warehouse. You can create calculated or manual counts. In combination with the Bin Management features, you can track and count inventory items in bins.