Location, location, location!

#1
Having a discussion with a colleague about why we use an Alpha/numeric stores location system? Also why we start with number one at the bottom of a shelving system and not at the top.
My argument of "We just feckin do and thats it!" didn't wash to well with her.
So how come the military, do it this way?

SK

p.s I was told why when I was in and could not remember then. So Ive no chance 10 years later.
 
#3
I thought you put the lowest number lower down because it was the lower than number above it. Any other other reason other than that just confuses this stacker.
 
#4
Is this the kind of conversation Supply specialists have on the piss....life and sole of the party eh :)
 
#6
I'd call "WAH" but the topic is too dull for comedy
 
#7
Says the betty mech, you lot talk about which tissues dab the best after squatting ;-)
Please eat lots of the local food and have the shits for a week :) Your not supposed to mention i was a B mech once before i saw the light....ps...MBW's were mentioned on my dine out speach....I pleaded innocent.....anyway lets get back to counting the boxes.
 
#8
[wah shield]
As someone who did B3 Sup Con in 1978 my memories are vague but its some thing to do with flexibility -
If you have
3
2
1
And need to add a row you get
4
3
2
1

So 1 2 and 3 are undisturbed.
If you add a row to
1
2
3
You get
1
2
3
4
You have to move the numbers 1 2 and 3 up one and either move all the kit behind them or adjust the ledger to the new locations.
[/wah shield]
 
#9
[wah shield]As someone who did B3 Sup Con in 1978 my memories are vague but its some thing to do with flexibility -If you have 321And need to add a row you get4321So 1 2 and 3 are undisturbed.If you add a row to123You get1234You have to move the numbers 1 2 and 3 up one and either move all the kit behind them or adjust the ledger to the new locations.[/wah shield]
And Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep
 
#10
[wah shield]
As someone who did B3 Sup Con in 1978 my memories are vague but its some thing to do with flexibility -
If you have
3
2
1
And need to add a row you get
4
3
2
1

So 1 2 and 3 are undisturbed.
If you add a row to
1
2
3
You get
1
2
3
4
You have to move the numbers 1 2 and 3 up one and either move all the kit behind them or adjust the ledger to the new locations.
[/wah shield]
Thankyou!

SK
 
#11
Alpha/Numerics are industry standard now. Most systems, including Excel, do sortation by this method. In most cases it guides the picking sequence, however most simple WMS now have this ability to chop and change as required. Swapping a pick sequence on the system rather than relabelling, is a whole world cheaper.

The 1, 2 > 6, so I've been told, is the natural way the mind thinks in regards to continuity. If you're stood by level 01, then it's easier to visualise 02, 03 upwards, than work backwards.
 
#15
What's fish got to do with it?
Micro-fish, or more correctly micro-fiche where we used to keep all that important storage data! Hours of fun squinting at tiny stored images trying to find part numbers and NSNs.....

**** I need to get out more
 

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