The August 18th issue of the newsletter will share critical critical data reveals that 55% of a picker's time is spent traveling to and from product locations. In distribution centers (DCs) with a Warehouse Management System (WMS) and radio RF (radio frequency) devices, pickers spend 70% of their time walking to the location, taking the device out of the holster, keypunching, and putting the device back into the holster. Only 30% of time is spent with inventory.
Other topics will include how to avoid a mis-pick. In very fast-paced operations, a weight variance check may be sufficient information to release an order, based on the dimensions of the box and all of the items that should be packed. If an order is supposed to weigh 10 pounds and weighs 1 pound over or under that target, it should get diverted to the weight variance check area, where the barcoded shipping label is scanned with an RF gun and a worker will review every item in the box.
Each week the newsletter will look at best picking practices.
Pcdata USA Pick to Light systems are part of a lean process, offering shorter throughput times, fewer errors, significant cost savings; additionally the result is increased customer satisfaction, a faster ability to supply products, and process transparency. Traditional picking methods are one of highest expenses when operating a warehouse. Pcdata USA lowers that cost through leading edge Pick to Light systems. Pcdata USA installation versus implementation products are experiencing huge growth in hundreds of business sectors throughout North America.
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