Zone

Definition: What is a Zone? Material handling facilities use zones to control traffic, especially in situations where there are more than one automatic guidance vehicles (AGV) in operation. There are several ways to help control the traffic, both within and between the zones. They include zone control, forward sensing control, and combination control. Zone control …

Zone Skipping

What is Zone Skipping? Zone skipping involves shipping parcels or less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. Instead of delivering such shipments straight to the carrier, goods and/or materials to be shipped are consolidated by destination region and sent in a single, larger shipment. This gets the goods and/or materials closer to the delivery point which is where the …

Zone Picking

Definition: What is Zone Picking? Zone picking involves dividing stock-keeping units (SKUs) into a series of different zones. Employees pick goods or material within their assigned zones. An order that includes more items than one usually moves down a conveying system from zone to zone to have items added. This sequence makes the picking process …