No Location (No Loc)
It is defined as a received item for which the warehouse has no previously established storage slot. In other words, it is an item that does not have a designated location within the warehouse and needs to be stored in a general area until a specific location can be determined. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as:
- When an organization first starts using a warehouse or when new products are introduced.
- No Loc items can often be found in overflow areas or storage rooms until they are assigned a specific location.
- While having No Loc items is not ideal, it is not necessarily a cause for concern if the number of items is small and manageable.
If the number of No Loc items becomes too large, however, it can create issues with inventory control and make it more difficult to locate items when needed.
There are a few different ways to deal with No Loc items:
- One option is to create a storage location for them, such as a No Loc room or section in the warehouse. This can help to keep them organized and make it easier to find them when necessary.
- Another option is to assign them to specific employees who are responsible for managing them. This can be a good solution if the number of No Loc items is not too large and if there are employees who are willing and able to take on this responsibility.
- Finally, some organizations choose to simply dispose of No Loc items after a certain period of time. This is typically done if the items are no longer needed or if they have been in storage for too long and are taking up valuable space.
No matter which option is chosen, it is important to have a plan in place for dealing with No Loc items. This will help to ensure that they are properly managed and do not cause any problems for the organization.