USE THE VERTICAL POST
DASKO refers to this stacked multi-level label as a “totem pole.”
- Label each location with a custom printed warehouse rack and shelf label that can be scanned from either a fork lift or reach truck.
- Stack the bar codes for each level on top of each other and apply it to the vertical post at the ground level so that all levels can be scanned from the ground.
- It is common to also label each actual location (level) with a bar code that can be scanned in the event that a person is up at the actual level (cycle count, audit, new equipment). To enhance this option and provide a visual check that the right label on the vertical post is being scanned, it is recommended that each level is color coded on both the actual location label and the totem pole on the vertical post.
PUT THE LABELS FOR ALL LEVELS ON THE FIRST CROSSBEAM
This is a cost effective method for labeling but is also the most challenging from an operational standpoint. Mistakes and inaccurate scans are common results as many bar codes are close together. Color coding or highlighting the level on the label is recommended to make it easier to identify the correct location.
* Also, we recommend staggering the barcodes and human readable if this approach is used.