Show/Hide Toolbars

Jim2® Business Engine Help File

The core component of Warehousing is the synergy of your physical warehouse and Jim2. This happens as a two-fold process:

identifying the layout of your storage area in Jim2 through stock bins; and

setting up workflow processes as in Warehouse Management and your business procedures.


Bins can be added in two ways:

1.Manually – typically used for making minor changes/additions to your warehouse.

2.Using the Stock Bin Wizard – typically for the initial setup of your warehouse, or for large additions.


On the ribbon, go to Tools > Setups > Stock > Stock Bins.


stock bins


1.Add Bins Manually

add bin manually

Enter the zone, if used.

Enter the appropriate row, bay, level and bin numbers (mandatory fields) – a qualified bin code will appear in the Bin Code field. An optional bin description can be included.

Select the Sort Order if required.

If using Zones, the zone can be optionally included in the Bin Code.

Max Qty allows you to enter the maximum quantity that will fit in the bin.

Active: ticked means this bin is being used. Unticked means this bin is not being used.

2.Using the Stock Bin Wizard

stock bin wizard

This virtually follows the same process as in 1 above, except that you have a choice of format and separator style.

Enter the starting and ending number for each row, bay, level and bin.

Use the two tick box options as appropriate.


Warehouse Layout – A Practical Example

warehouse plan

1.As shown in the example above, the Stock Wizard was used to create Rows A to D,

rows a to d


2.Rows F to I (the shelving) were created, again using the wizard, with these settings below:

stock bin format


and finally:

3.Row E (the floor space) was created by clicking Add to open the Add Bin screen and typing E into the Row field.

row e


See Also:

Allocate Stock to Bins

Bin Terminology

Stock Setup

Stock Procurement

Warehouse Management