Terminology 

Description

Adjustments

Increasing or decreasing the quantity of stock

Auto Putaway

Where ProSKU decides where to put the stock automatically

Batch Number

A reference recorded against received products, usually assigned at the point of manufacture

Create Stock

An action taken to bring stock into the system other than through a receipt process.

Custom Fields

An extra descriptive tag you can add to certain types of data

CSV Import/Export

The ability to bring data from or send data out to other systems

Delivery addresses

The address for delivery of an order

Despatch Notes

Paper despatch documentation to accompany despatched stock

FIFO

A method of rotation based on ‘first in, first out’

Hauliers

Carriers, etc. who transport goods from your warehouse

Individual Putaway Item

An item such as a pallet, which is putaway as one item rather than collectively like loose items

LIFO

A method of rotation based on last in, first out

Locations

Anywhere that goods can be placed or stored

Location Groups

Locations grouped together to a set of locations for a particular goods set

Location Rules

A set of rules to govern where products are putaway based on location groups and zones

Movements

Any process that involves the physical moving of stock

Movement Lists

A list of movements with a unique reference

Owners

Anyone for whom you hold or store stock in your warehouse

Owner User

A third party user with limited access to the system to view valid stock and order information

Pallet Ref

The unique reference assigned to a pallet on receipt into the system as well as any new pallets as a result of rework e.g. pallet split

Product Code

The unique identifying code for each product you store.

Product Groups

A collection of products grouped for reporting purposes.

Pick Face

A location designated specifically for picking frequent, smaller orders.

Picking Rules

Rules which govern the way stock is picked to achieve certain operational benefits.

Putaway

The process of moving stock received into a storage location

Putaway Done

The term for recording putaway details of goods after they have been put away.

Reason Codes

Codes used to identify the reason for an action e.g. a stock adjustment.

Receipt Date

Date goods are received and rotation method where oldest receipt date is picked first.

Replenishment

A process of renewing the stock available for picking in a pick face

Replenishment Rules

Rules which govern the way stock is picked to renew the stock as above

Rotation

A generic term referring to the way stock is rotated to ensure correct turnover

Rotation Date

A method of rotation which uses a date like a ‘sell by’ or ‘best before’ date

Serial Numbers

Individual reference numbers which are sometimes assigned to certain products

Split Stock

The act of separating palletised stock down into more than one pallet

Stock Status

Something that refers to the physical condition or availability of stock in the warehouse

Suppliers

Specific providers of goods that you store in your warehouse

Transfers

The act of moving product from one location in the warehouse to another.

Unit of Measure(UOM) Primary

A primary unit on which others are stored e.g. a pallet storing cases

Unit of Measure UOM Secondary

The secondary (stored) unit where you are using a primary unit

Users

Any named user within your organisation with system access

Zones-Storage

Zones in which you can create permanent storage locations

Zones- Non-Storage

Zones you can create for temporary location of products.

Zones-Marshalling

Zones you can create for use with movements into and out of the warehouse.