Wise already support rules based putaway and replenishment which can easily use slotting rules and results to direct product dynamically to non-dedicated random storage locations. Therefore there is no need in WISE to apply special slotting rules to the general bulk storage locations and we will limit the slotting functionality at this point to deciding dedicated pick-face replenishment locations. The pick-face locations are defined in WISE and allow the user to define the Min/Max quantities of that item in the location, and this information is used to generate replenishments to the pick-face as needed.
By balancing activity across multiple pick areas based on the number of picks per day you reduce congestion in the areas. WISE will have the ability to review items by ABC and by number of picks. WISE can then take a location range and spread out the items based on number of picks. An example would be every 5th location place a high moving pick. Or you could set it up by having a round robin of 3 A items 2 B Items.
This can be done by running a date range. You will capture a date range in WISE by item or product group and export it to a excel spreadsheet where you will be able to show to show spikes and decline of items during a specific time frame.
Slotting by Forecast
You take the sales projection by month for an item and slot according. By using the Royal 4 current sales forecast tool it will give the projected sales of an item. If the item is new it can be used to calculate the usage the same way we calculate number picks. If the item has picking historical data we can then compare actual versus forecast to come up with a blend for slotting.