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In many warehouses, certain storage types (such as high rack storage areas) require identification (ID) points. The transfer of all storage units into these storage types must be accomplished via the ID point. In WM, the ID point is a physical location in a warehouse managed for storage units where incoming goods are identified for further processing.


The transfer of stock from the goods receipt area via an ID point into a high rack storage area is illustrated in the following graphic.

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For example, if you have assigned the ID point storage type 011 to storage type 010, when you attempt to store goods in storage type 010, the system will automatically send them to ID point storage type 011 first.

When goods are transferred from the goods receipt area to the ID point, the system assigns dynamic coordinates to the storage bin using the quant number. This is illustrated in the following graphic:

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For mixed pallets, the system arbitrarily selects one of the quant numbers from the materials in the storage unit.


An identification point can be used for the following purposes:

Since storage units are identified by their storage unit number when they are put away, the contents of each storage unit can easily be displayed on the computer screen. This makes it possible to make a rough comparison of the system information with the physical contents of the storage unit.

An automatic contour control is often carried out at the ID point to determine whether the storage unit was loaded properly.

Frequently, the mode of transport is changed at the ID point. For example, storage units are often transferred from a fork lift to a conveyor.

The destination storage bin in the final storage type is determined at the ID point. Since the destination bin is not assigned until the storage unit arrives at the ID point, the location of the bin is issued based on the most current information about the available space in the storage area.




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