Why set up Locations??   To learn more about the importance of locations, and how they are used in iCat, watch this Location Overview video.  Then, scroll down to begin learning how to setup your locations.

Locations overview course for users new to inventory software:

In the above video, you will learn how to create a warehouse location. Soon, after setting up other locations, you can transfer and sort contents in iCat so that you will know where they are when it comes time to deliver, clean, or dispose of them.

This is the primary function of iCat - tracking contents in your facilities.  In order to do this, it is important that you set up some locations in iCat. This includes naming and creating fixed locations in your warehouse such as staging areas, restoration room, and a disposal area.

By default, iCat comes with three locations — Dispose, which are where items that are disposed of go, LOS ("Left on site"), which is where large items or immovable items that are not brought to the warehouse go, and Subcontractor, which are items that you recommend be sent to a subcontractor. 

In iCat, all custom locations are stored in a tree like view. That is, each location is part of a hierarchy that gets smaller as it goes down, like Warehouse>Vault>>Shelf>>>box. How you choose to organize your locations is up to you. There are also movable locations in iCAT, which you can move between trees. For instance, a pallet might move between two warehouses.

Follow the steps below to begin setting up your warehouse starting with the location at the top of the hierarchy tree - Your Main Warehouse -  and then followed by the other fixed locations such as Staging Area, Receiving Bay, Disposal Room, or whatever you may want to setup.  

When naming your locations, think about names and terms familiar with your team - after all, they will be using the production view to complete transfers or find contents.

  1. Setup a Main Warehouse.  Then, setup other warehouse locations underneath your main facility warehouse where you will be storing vaults, pallets, crates, rolling racks, and individual large content items.  


2. Set Up a Child Warehouse Location, which will be nested under the Main Warehouse Location.

Watch this video to learn how to create a SIMPLE Child Warehouse location. 

Soon, after setting up other locations, you can transfer and sort contents in iCat so that you will know where they are when it comes time to deliver, clean, or dispose of them.

This is the primary function of iCat - tracking contents in your facilities.  In order to do this, it is important that you set up some locations in iCat. This includes naming and creating fixed locations in your warehouse such as staging areas, restoration room, and a disposal area.

Watch this video to learn how to create COMPLEX Child Warehouse locations, such as a Row with two levels and 8 spots in each level where you will be storing Crates or Vaults.


Once you have created your warehouse locations, the next step will be to create some moveable containers type locations such as vaults, crates, pallets, and rolling carts.  

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