- carry more items/ add more warehouse inventory
- order pick faster/ increase order picking speeds
- ship items quicker
Improve Order Picking
- Ship faster than the competition
- Store and provide new and popular products faster than the competition
- Gain a payback that goes to your bottom-line year after year
- Reduce operating costs related to order picking system, and labor
- discrete picking
- batch picking
Discrete Order Picking
Discrete picking is when an order selector picks for one order at a time, moving around the warehouse until that order is complete, then starting on the next order.
Batch Order Picking
Batch picking is when the order puller pulls multiple orders at the same time. This can be confusing unlessare used. These optimizing systems allow the warehouse operation to
- at a time
60% to 70% of the cost to pick a product is travel time and distance between picks. Reduce travel by combining orders and you will increase productivity while decreasing warehouse order picking costs.
Cluster Picking is defined as picking one SKU to multiple orders or multiple SKUs to one order.
To increase warehouse picking productivity, a warehouse manager needs to focus on increase picking speed and accuracy by decreasing pick path travel and combining picking activities in the warehouse.