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Jim2® Business Engine Help File

This type of transfer is used to move stock between major locations, eg. your Sydney warehouse to your Brisbane warehouse, your Melbourne store to your Glen Waverley store, etc.

1.Process initiated at the requesting location (To Location).

On the ribbon go to Stock > Transfer Stock > Add > Location Transfer.

Add Stock Transfer


You will see some letters underlined in the field names within the header, eg. Status. Using Alt+ the underlined letter will jump you to the field beside that heading.

Select From Location, To Location and Branch of the initiating location.

Add any appropriate Notes.

Select stock to be transferred



The Branch is always the one that initiates the transfer, eg. the VIC branch could initiate a transfer from the NSW location to the QLD location.

The transfer is now at Status Booked, and is in the system.


A multi-branch organisation should always have established written procedures to ensure efficient workflow, for example:

a nominated person at each branch maintains a list to ensure requests from other branches are actioned;

urgent requests are confirmed by email/phone.

2.The sending location (From Location) checks the transfer list.

On the ribbon go to Stock > Transfer Stock – enter selection criteria, then click Run.

create stock tsfr list

As with all lists throughout Jim2, clicking Run without any selection criteria will produce a list of all current transfers, regardless of location.

This list is useful to obtain an overview of what is happening throughout the company, and it reveals that there are a variety of different Status/Mode combinations you can choose from:

stock tsfr modes

Whilst this list is adequate for an organisation with a small number of internal transfers, the ideal situation would be to enter selection criteria (using the Advanced List on the bottom left of screen) to return specific information relative to the user.

Such a list should be pinned. Open each transfer and confirm by changing the Status to Pick.


If the sending location does not intend to process the request, they should notify the requesting location. Again, this comes back to company procedures.

Raise transfer – set Status to Booked, and Mode to Pick.

Sending location picks stock – set Status to Transfer.

Physically move the stock.

Receiving location receives the stock.

The sending location Picks the stock.

pick icon

Select the Pick icon to bring up the Stock Picking screen. Each stock code is shown with a grey background as the header that displays the quantity required for this transfer, and the total quantity available at this location. Beneath this is displayed each bin that contains this stock, starting with the Primary bin, and listing the quantity in that bin.

stock pick screen

The picking is now completed by either:

Clicking Auto Pick, and the required quantity will be picked from the Primary bin. If insufficient in that bin, it will continue to work down the list until everything is picked.

auto pick for tsfr

Manually keying in the pick quantity against the respective bins. Manual selection would typically be used to force the bin. For example, if a large quantity is to be picked, it may be better to take it straight from the bulk bin. Another example might be where it is easier to pick everything from one bin. The determining factor will be the experience of the operator, and their knowledge of the warehouse layout. Click OK to commit the Pick, and print the picking slip.

picked tsfr


The Mode changes to Picked.

picking slip


You can hide comments in the Job – Picking Slip Report by entering the following Global Variable:


hide comments on picking slip

3.The sending location physically sends the stock

Change the Status to Transfer, and process as per internal procedures.

The receiving location receives the stock.

Change Status to Finish and Save.

Select the Pack icon (same as pick – the function changes according to the process). The Stock Packing screen is displayed:

pack stock

In this example, the inbound stock is being packed in bins A.1.1.1 and A.1.2.2 by keying in the quantity into the Qty Packed field.


The Add Bin button enables another bin to be allocated to this stock. This could be particularly useful if a temporary holding area has been designated during a busy period.

Click OK. A packing slip can now be printed from the drop-down report List.

packing slip

Further information:

Between Bins

Replenish Primary Bins