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How to map and label your eCommerce warehouse

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In preparation for implementing a WMS, you'll want to map and label your eCommerce warehouse. Here's a handy guide on how to go about it!

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How to map and label your eCommerce warehouse

  1. 1. HOW TO MAP & LABEL YOUR ECOMMERCE WAREHOUSE www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  2. 2. 2 If you want...www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  3. 3. 3 If you want... to save time when creating your warehouse locations www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  4. 4. 4 If you want... to save time when creating your warehouse locations to avoid the common mistakes made when creating locations www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  5. 5. 5 If you want... to save time when creating your warehouse locations to avoid the common mistakes made when creating locations to protect yourself from having to make changes to location coding if you take on more floor space www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  6. 6. 6 ...then you’ll need this guide www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  7. 7. 7 Step 1: Get a map www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  8. 8. 8www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox If you have a warehouse layout map from when the warehouse racking was installed that is an ideal starting point. Step 1: Get a map
  9. 9. 9 Step 2: Take photos www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  10. 10. 10 On your map, mark the perspective from which each photo was taken.
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  12. 12. 12 Step 3: Label floors www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  13. 13. 13www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox Step 3: Label floors Floor 2
  14. 14. 14 Step 4: Label aisles/racks www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  15. 15. 15www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox Step 4: Label aisles/racks Aisle A Aisle B Aisle C
  16. 16. 16 Step 5: Label bays www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  17. 17. 17www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox Step 5: Label bays Odd numbers 1-9 Even numbers 2-8 Odd numbers 1-9 Even numbers 2-8 Odd numbers 1-9
  18. 18. 18 Why use odd and even aisles? www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  19. 19. 19 Why use odd and even aisles? In our example, we have used odds and evens on aisles facing each other www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  20. 20. 20 Why use odd and even aisles? In our example, we have used odds and evens on aisles facing each other www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox This makes it easier to setup picking routes to pick from both sides of an aisle at the same time
  21. 21. 21 Why use odd and even aisles? If your aisles are further apart you may want to pick from one side and then come back down the other www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  22. 22. 22 Why use odd and even aisles? If your aisles are further apart you may want to pick from one side and then come back down the other www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox In this case, we recommend naming and labelling the racks that face each other separately
  23. 23. 23 Step 6: Label levels/shelves www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  24. 24. 24 Level A Level B Level C Level D
  25. 25. 25 Step 7: Label slots www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  26. 26. 26 1 2 3 54 1 2 3 54 1 2 3 54 1 2 3 54
  27. 27. 27 And that’s everything labelled www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  28. 28. 28 Example: Location coding table www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  29. 29. 29 FLOOR 2 2 2 AISLE A B C BAY Odd: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Even: 2, 4, 6, 8 Odd: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Even: 2, 4, 6, 8 Odd: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Even: 2, 4, 6, 8 LEVEL A, B, C, D A, B, C, D A, B, C, D SLOT 1-5 OR 1-4 1-5 OR 1-4 1-5 OR 1-4 BARCODE EXAMPLE 2A.1A.1 2B.1A.4 2C.1A.3 Example: Location coding table www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  30. 30. 30 Example: Location barcodes www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  31. 31. 31 2A.1C.2 2C.1B.1 FLOOR 2 2 2 AISLE A B C BAY Odd: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Even: 2, 4, 6, 8 Odd: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Even: 2, 4, 6, 8 Odd: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Even: 2, 4, 6, 8 LEVEL A, B, C, D A, B, C, D A, B, C, D SLOT 1-5 OR 1-4 1-5 OR 1-4 1-5 OR 1-4 BARCODE EXAMPLE 2A.1A.1 2B.1A.4 2C.1A.3
  32. 32. 32 2A.9B.2 2B.8D.5 FLOOR 2 2 2 AISLE A B C BAY Odd: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Even: 2, 4, 6, 8 Odd: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Even: 2, 4, 6, 8 Odd: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Even: 2, 4, 6, 8 LEVEL A, B, C, D A, B, C, D A, B, C, D SLOT 1-5 OR 1-4 1-5 OR 1-4 1-5 OR 1-4 BARCODE EXAMPLE 2A.1A.1 2B.1A.4 2C.1A.3
  33. 33. 33 If you have a WMS you can... www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  34. 34. 34 If you have a WMS you can... create your locations in your warehouse management software and setup the sequencing. www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  35. 35. 35 If you have a WMS you can... create your locations in your warehouse management software and setup the sequencing. www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox design your labels and upload them to the software
  36. 36. 36 If you have a WMS you can... create your locations in your warehouse management software and setup the sequencing. www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox design your labels and upload them to the software print your location labels
  37. 37. 37 And that concludes... www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  38. 38. 38 HOW TO MAP & LABEL YOUR ECOMMERCE WAREHOUSE www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox
  39. 39. With traditional warehousing systems being unsuitable, many eCommerce companies battle with order fulfilment. They struggle to scale at peak and to track warehouse inventory. Peoplevox provides the only warehouse management software for eCommerce. Our clients’ customers view live to-the-second inventory and receive 100% order accuracy. To learn about getting the ultimate eCommerce warehouse, download our ebook today. ABOUT PEOPLEVOX AQUICK GUIDE TO THE ULTIMATE ECOMMERCE WAREHOUSE EBOOK DOWNLOAD OFFER DOWNLOAD NOW www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox 39
  40. 40. ‘With Peoplevox we have been able to scale up and improve customer experience. Our customer service team now deals with 50% fewer emails and 2/3rds the number of phone calls, leaving them more time to promote the company on social media and gain more sales and positive Feefo reviews.’ - Nicola Hogan, Head of Operations www.peoplevox.co.uk Follow @PeopleVox To learn how Peoplevox helped Corset Story improve their eCommerce operations and ship more orders internationally, read the full case study. READ THE CASE STUDY 40

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