There are basically five steps to setting up Stocker
Each Stocker installation will consist of the following elements:
Warehouse sites, warehouses, zones and sub-areas are each defined with a single record consisting of a code and description. How many you have of each is entirely up to you. Define as many as best describes the physical and logical structure of your warehouse(s).
Most of you work will involve creating the actual storage locations. However, Stocker has a facility to potentially create hundreds of locations at once.
The static databases consist of:
These elements are completed using a single form for each. If this information exists on another computer system, or spreadsheet, you can import it via simple text files. The product database is the most important as each record it tells Stocker where you prefer to store a product and what stock selection method should be employed (FIFO/LIFO etc). Should you be unable to provide all the information required by the warehouse (e.g. preferred storage locations) when importing product details, this information can be quickly added later.
This can be achieved in one of two ways:
Method 1 is the preferred and recommended method. However, recognising this may be a time consuming and costly activity method 2 is also supported. You should be aware that importing your inventory directly from another computer system or spreadsheet can result in importing any errors from that system. Therefore, it is recommended to perform a series of stock checks after the import to validate its integrity.
For example site specific reason, status and user defined codes.
These are merely software switches which turn on and off Stocker functionality to suite your operation.