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Description

Any good inventory system, not only gives visibility into stock quantities for each product, but also where that inventory is located.  Hence the purpose of the Ascent Location object.  A location can be a place where inventory might be stored or even a virtual region where you might want to calculate lower level inventory values in aggregate.  In the case of a location for inventory storage, you might have a warehouse, truck, in transit barge or train, aisle/row/rack/bin location within the warehouse, customer site, forward stocking location, replenishment location, cross-dock, status locations, or any other type of location where inventory could conceivably live.  

Terminology

FIELD DESCRIPTION
Location Name The geographic location.
Account The account associated with the location.
Parent Location The location’s parent location. For example, if vans are stored at a warehouse when not in service, the warehouse is the parent location.
Root Location The top-level location in the location’s hierarchy.
Entity Entity that owns this locations for which all the inventory will be owned
Fulfillment Location Indicates a location from which products can be picked, allocated and packed
Inventory Location Indicates whether the location stores parts
Mobile Location Indicates whether the location moves. For example, a truck or tool box.
In Transit Location This represents when inventory has left From location and not yet arrived to the To Location.
Aggregate Related Inventory Checking this box will aggregate all inventory quantities that exist in related locations.
Location Level The location’s position in a location hierarchy. If the location has no parent or child locations, its level is 1. Locations that belong to a hierarchy have a level of 1 for the root location, 2 for the child locations of the root location, 3 for their children, and so forth.
Picking Location When zone picking is configured and turned on. This field identifies the picking zone the location associated with.
Address (Street, City, State, Country and Postal Code) Physical address of the Location

How to create a new location

  • Click on Location tab and new 
  • Enter location name, parent location and root location which populate the location level automatically
  • If you are planning to pick, allocate or pack from that location set Fulfillment Location checkbox to true 
  • If the location stores inventory then check the Inventory Location checkbox to true 
  • If it is a truck or van then select Mobile Location checkbox to true 
  • If this location is created to move inventory from one location to other then set In transit location to true

Root Location

Root Location

Parent Location

Parent Location

Child Location

Child Location

 

 

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