Our organizational system both in the warehouse and within Shopify is based on our various FarmBot kits:
|FarmBot Genesis XL||v1.4|
|FarmBot Express XL||v1.0|
In the warehouse, this organization manifests in the form of storage racks dedicated to each kit’s partial kits and individual/replacement parts, as well as areas used for the palletized full kits of the newest version.
In Shopify, this organization manifests in the form of product collections named after each of the kits, for example:
FarmBot Genesis v1.3. These collections include the kit itself as well as all individual parts and partial kits that are used in the kit. For a product to appear in a collection, it must be added.
Many parts, such as M5 x 10mm screws, are used in multiple FarmBot kits. We call these overlap parts. When designing a new FarmBot kit, we try to maximize the number of overlap parts in order to simplify the manufacturing and supply chains and also provide customers with an ecosystem of parts that can be easily mixed and matched without compatibility issues. Think: upgrades, custom builds, etc.
In Shopify, we handle overlap parts by adding the same product to multiple collections.
In the warehouse, rather than keeping an overlap part on multiple racks, we only keep the product on the rack for the newest version of the kit that the part is included in. This minimizes the space needed for spare parts in the warehouse, facilitates inventory tracking/auditing, and reduces duplicate places where the same product may be stored in the warehouse.
|Product||Shopify Collections||Warehouse Rack|
|FarmBot Genesis v1.4
||FarmBot Genesis v1.4|
|v1.3 Plastic Parts Kit
||FarmBot Genesis v1.3|
|v1.2 Camera Mounts
||FarmBot Genesis v1.2|
|M5 x 10mm Screws
||FarmBot Genesis v1.4
FarmBot Genesis XL v1.4