Batch Picking

Definition: What is Batch Picking? Coordinating the transfer of inventory to permit selecting goods to fill more than one order simultaneously is known as batch picking. Orders batched together enable the warehouse (and/or manufacturer) to cut the number of trips to the same spot. On the other hand, short-interval scheduling that helps assign orders into …

Jib Crane

Definition: What is a Jib Crane? A type of crane, which has a horizontal member (known as jib or boom) that supports a moveable hoist fixed to a wall or to a floor-mounted pillar is known as jib crane. Used mostly in industrial premises and on military vehicles, the jib may swing through an arc, …

Box Girder Crane

Definition: What is a Box Girder Crane? The box girder crane is an overhead travelling crane that uses a “box” configuration. The design includes a four-sided box. The box has a running surface plate for the hoist trolley that is attached to the bottom of the box. The box girder has greater loading capabilities. The …

Kitting

Definition: What is Kitting? Filling orders by preassembling individual items into ready-to-ship kits instead of picking and packing those individual items as orders are received is known as kitting. This method offers a high rate of savings in fulfillment costs. Specifically, kitting involves a process where separate but related items are grouped, packaged, and supplied …

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 …