The concept of using different warehouses to hold inventory came about because not all shops have just one place to store their inventory. This allows customers to split inventory into different locations while still being held under one store.

You may want to think through the use of warehouses before setting them up to help avoid confusion about where inventory is located; inventory levels are not something you want to keep tweaking.

  1. To start using Warehouses, go to Setup>Accounting Setup and check the option to Enable Warehouses (separate inventory locations).
  2. Go to Setup>Pricing Setup>All Pricing Setup and look for Warehouse Setup under the Supporting Components category. This screen will allow you to add new warehouses. Click the Division you want to add the warehouse under, then click the Add button and name your warehouse. You can also make the warehouse Active and set it to be the default warehouse for that division from this screen. Note: if you only have one division, all Warehouses will be under that division. To enable Divisions, go to Setup>Accounting Setup and check the option to Enable Division Tracking in the General Ledger, then go to Employee Setup and select an Employee Sub-Group, click Edit, then click the Make a Division button and save your changes.
  3. Users can access the Adjust Part Inventory and Cost screen, located in the Pricing Setup menu, to adjust inventory levels, and set reorder points if desired. This screen lists all parts, even those that are not being tracked for inventory. The Inventory tab in Part Setup also can be used to adjust inventory and set reorder points, but on a part-by-part basis. They can also go to the Transfer Inventory screen to move inventory between warehouses.

Contributor: Cyrious Software

Date: 6/23/2010

Version: Control 4.4 and later

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