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Store items on variable locations in your warehouse

Written by Jaap Jan de Lange on . Posted in Exact Online

Within Exact Online you can work with multiple warehouses and define a storage location for an item. Beneficial for all companies with a large assortment that need to manage inventory and want to optimize the routing for order picking and give guidance to both new and temporary warehouse staff to do their job in an efficient manner.

Optimize utilization of within a warehouse

When using storage locations for structure and picking purposes, any item that does not fit into a designated bin or location needs to be stored on an alternative location. In practice often the top shelve or a generic location is used as bulk location and items are simply replenished when the picking bin is empty.

Although not always applicable, it can become more efficient to work with registration of variable storage locations for items in a warehouse.

In a more complex warehouse environment where goods are received in bulk or have specific characteristics that require more advanced storage allocation methods, it becomes interesting from both a handling and utilization perspective to start registering and managing items at variable storage locations.

The other side of the medal is that it requires strict registration and discipline when handling goods within a warehouse and insight in where goods are stored. For us a trigger to identify pains, gather customer requirements and start developing a solution for it.


As mentioned above, it is alread possible to link an item to a location and pick orders from this location in Exact Online. Managing items via multiple storage locations however will become part of Exact Online Wholesale Distribution Premium. A new Exact Online product for Wholesale Distributors that will include functionality for planning and process optimization.

Storage and managing of items on multiple variable locations in a warehouse will become available in a controlled release later this year.


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Comments (5)

  • Irwan Widarto


    Great article. When will the Premium product be available to customers? Can we see a list of features that Premium offers over Advanced?


  • Jaap Jan de Lange


    Thanks Irwan. Apart from this topic we are focussing on adding authorization, planning and a further enrichment of supply chain related capabilities to this solution. The moment of availability will be decided on a country by country basis, but for the topic of variable storage locations, we are aiming to start releasing it in a controlled manner to a selection of customers as from the end of this quarter.


  • Irwan Widarto


    Hi Jaap Jan, will the Premium edition feature more stock valuation methods: weighted average cost, fifo, in addition to the vvp which is not very popular here in the UK?


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