This procedure is used to create the Bin or Warehouse Detail records for a specific Inventory Location. This procedure is typically performed during system startup in order to prepare the system for inventory transaction processing. This procedure should be performed after the Inventory records for each item have been created and after the Inventory Beginning Balances have been loaded.
• Select the Inventory Maintenance program from the Warehouse Management Maintenance/Utility Menu.
• Select the Create Bins Button
• Enter the Bin to be used by the program if the Inventory Default Bin in each item is not loaded. If the inventory item has a Default Bin specified for it, the inventory default bin is used. If the inventory item does not have a default bin specified for it, the value entered in the prompt is used as the Bin code or ID for the new bin for the item.
• Enter the Inventory Location in which Bin records should be created. Once you have entered a valid location, the system checks all of the inventory items in the location. If the Inventory Item has an on hand quantity (greater than 0) and the item is a stocking item (STK NE “N”), the system checks to see if there is a bin for the item in the location being processed. If a bin already exists, the system skips the item and displays a message that a Bin already exists for the item. If a Bin for the item does not already exist, the system creates the Bin (using the default bin from the inventory record if loaded, or the value entered by the operator if the item is not loaded). The system also creates a Warehouse Transaction record to document the Beginning Balance for each Bin that is being created by the program. Once the program has completed processing, it will display the number of Bins that were created.