Factors to consider when choosing stock location method

Availability of space: Fixed location storage requires a lot space than random and mixed space. When this method is used, the storekeeper must be sure that there is enough space to accommodate all materials.

Desired level of productivity: It is easier to identify materials when using fixed location than random location. Zoned location can therefore ensure that less time is spent in identifying materials since fixed random location method is used.

Cost: Under fixed location, an organization might incur high costs for renting large store space, while in random location, the cost of purchasing and maintaining locator file may not be avoided. It is therefore important to consider the total cost of each method.



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