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I am new to a company that is using Macola, and I have not been around Macola nor have I dealt with "bin" storage. I have had Locations but not bins the way it seems Macola deals with them. My VP has asked if there is a company in Central Valley or somewhere in California that would be willing to share their experiences and or usage of Macola as it relates to Bins? What are some of the advantages and or benefits. We do use serial no's and LOTs on most of our product and as of yet we do not have inventory with Multi Bin enabled, my understanding is that alone is a task. I am wide open to suggestions or insights.


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I actually turned on Bins recently for one of my customers, if you are using Macola Progression, I can send you information that I've compiled over the years from this website and my own experiences. It's not too difficult if you plan correctly.

The advantage is being able to split up location inventory in a logical way, by shelves or zones or what not and you can move things easier and keep track of them. The downside is the inventory for Location, Bin and lot can become unbalanced.

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Thanks for the insight. I am running Exact Macola Version 9.6.300, I have read more on BINs and I still struggle seeing any advantage to it. As I understand it, when you use BINs, all of an item (SKU) can only be stored in one BIN or multiple BINs but, you cannot divide the item up by LOT or Ser No into different locations for maybe FIFO management as an example you cannot break up inventory by BIN. The benefit is you CAN have different items in the same BIN location, so in the case of many small items you can mark them in the same BIN. Is there more to this and I am missing something?

RE: Need to Share

The only advantage to bins is where to find something or where to stock it. Have you looked at picking sequence? If you do not have more than one bin per item picking sequence is a very good alternative.

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RE: Need to Share

dgillz, as always you are right. Pick Sequence was the alternative we chose. This too has the limits I mentioned. I think that since we don't scan as we go or have LP's in our process BINs and or Pick Sequence will each present different challenges neither of which will resolve our issue.

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