After you have set up your bins, you can set up the bin contents. In other words, you can set up the items you want to store in any given bin and set the rules the program will follow when filling the bin with a particular item.
Open the Bin Content window. For each item that you want to store in the bin, fill in a line in the Bin Contents window with the appropriate information. The program has filled in some of the fields already with information about the bin.
First fill in the Item No. field, and then, if you are using directed put-away and pick, fill in the other fields such as the Unit of Measure Code field, the Max. Qty. and Min. Qty. fields, and the Fixed field if necessary. If the bin is to be used as the default bin for the item, insert a check mark in the Default Bin field.
If you are using directed put-away and pick and if you have entered (through the item card) the correct dimensional information about each item’s units of measure (Length, Width, Height and Weight), the program will check the maximum quantity that you enter in the Bin Contents window against the physical capabilities of the bin. The program then uses the minimum and maximum quantities when it calculates bin replenishment and suggests put-aways.
If you place a check mark in the Fixed field, you are fixing the item to the bin, meaning that the program will try to put this item in the bin if there is space for it, and it will preserve the record fixing the item to the bin even when the quantity in the bin is 0. The program can put other items into the bin, even though a particular item has been fixed to the bin.
You can set up several bin contents at the same time in the Bin Content Creation Worksheet window.
Creating Bin Content in the Worksheet