Locations and labels
Locations are named areas within a store where inventory items are kept.
Those can be areas on the floor, shelfs, pallets etc. Each location must have unique name within a store which is used to reference that location in inventory management system. Usually this name is printed on a label/sticker attached to location.
Locations names are case-insensitive so for example
the same name.
Types of inventory labels
Your organization can use different types of labels attached to each inventory item for tracking purposes. You must explicitly define in inventory list file which label type (or inventory code type in Cycle Count Manger terminology) should be used to count given set of items.
Inventory codes are case-insensitive so for example
sku-red is the
This is the most popular label type amongst many organizations where some internal identifier is generated and applied to all items of the same product:
location_name,inventory_code_type,inventory_code,inventory_quantity,inventory_name MANHATTAN-AREA-1,sku,SKU-RED,2,"RED T-SHIRT" MANHATTAN-AREA-1,sku,SKU-GREEN,4,"GREEN T-SHIRT" ...
This is similar to
sku but instead of generating identifier internally
international barcode labels already printed on the products such as
EAN-13 or EAN-8
location_name,inventory_code_type,inventory_code,inventory_quantity,inventory_name MANHATTAN-AREA-1,barcode,5902078003202,2,"RED T-SHIRT" ...
Unique identifier is generated internally within organization for each item of the same product:
location_name,inventory_code_type,inventory_code,inventory_quantity,inventory_name MANHATTAN-AREA-1,guid,SKU-RED-069f079a-cc04-4be0-8548-f3d83e716e2f,1,"RED T-SHIRT" MANHATTAN-AREA-1,guid,SKU-RED-b4abe5a5-64a6-49d9-9dfd-35510d452aa9,1,"RED T-SHIRT" ...