Zones - Warehouse Layout

A Zone classifies a set of locations that share common properties. A warehouse is divided into multiple zones based on its attributes, like package type and velocity codes. Inventory for a SKU is either stocked in a specific zone or in multiple zones and locations. For example, case storage and unit storage make separate zones. Camcorders are stored in the lock and key zone, while television sets are stored in the bulk storage zone.

A zone enables defining constraints for putaway, retrieval, and picking of SKUs in the warehouse. Zone level constraints can also be applied on a user using task management. For example, a user dedicated to pick only in the refrigeration zone or a loose pick zone.

If a Zone contains a Location of VIRTUAL type, it is recommended that locations of other types be avoided in the same zone.