Optimising Warehouse Efficiency with Pick Zones: A Step-by-Step Guide

Optimising Warehouse Efficiency with Pick Zones: A Step-by-Step Guide

Optimising Warehouse Efficiency with Pick Zones: A Step-by-Step Guide

In the realm of inventory management and warehouse operations, efficiency is key to ensuring smooth processes and timely order fulfilment. One powerful tool that can revolutionise your warehouse management strategy is the use of Pick Zones within the Cin7 Core WMS app. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the setup and utilisation of Pick Zones, as expertly demonstrated in our recent YouTube tutorial.

Understanding Pick Zones

Pick Zones serve as a strategic solution to streamline warehouse operations by organising inventory based on assigned zones. This means that when using the WMS app, you can focus solely on orders relevant to products allocated to specific zones, minimising clutter and optimising the picking process.

Setting Up Pick Zones

To begin harnessing the power of Pick Zones within Cin7 Core, follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Accessing Settings: Start by navigating to ‘Settings’ in your Cin7 Core account.
  2. Locating Reference Books: Within Settings, proceed to ‘Reference Books’ and select ‘Location and Bins’.
  3. Creating Pick Zones: Under the ‘Location and Bins’ section, identify the desired location (e.g., main warehouse) and then navigate to ‘P Zones’ on the left-hand menu.
  4. Creating Zones: Click the ‘+’ button to create new Pick Zones. Name your zones appropriately (e.g., Warehouse 1, Warehouse 2) and click ‘Save’ to confirm.

Assigning Products to Pick Zones

Once your Pick Zones are established, the next step is to assign products to these zones:

  1. Product Management: Go to the ‘Products’ section within your Cin7 Core dashboard.
  2. Zone Assignment: For each product, scroll down to the middle column and locate the ‘Warehouse’ field.
  3. Tagging Products: Assign the appropriate Pick Zone (e.g., Warehouse 1, Warehouse 2) to each product using tags.

Implementing Pick Zones in Sales Orders

Now, let’s see how Pick Zones optimise the sales order process:

  1. Creating a Sales Order: Generate a new sales order within Cin7 Core.
  2. Selecting Pick Zone: As you proceed through the order, select the desired Pick Zone associated with the products on the order.
  3. Picking Products: In the WMS app, navigate to the Pick Stage. Enter the sales order number to view products available for picking.
  4. Efficient Order Fulfilment: Pick only the products relevant to the assigned Pick Zone, ensuring accuracy and speed in fulfilment.

Demonstrating Pick Zones in Action

Our tutorial showcases the practical application of Pick Zones within Cin7 Core:

  • Focused Order Processing: Each sales order is efficiently managed based on product allocation to specific Pick Zones.
  • Reduced Errors: Minimise errors and confusion by segregating orders according to product location.
  • Enhanced Productivity: Expedite order fulfilment by optimising picking processes within designated zones.


In conclusion, Pick Zones are a game-changer for warehouse efficiency, particularly when integrated seamlessly into Cin7 Core’s WMS app. By following the outlined steps, you can transform your warehouse operations, reducing clutter, improving accuracy, and ultimately enhancing customer satisfaction.