Perishables Prove Ideal for Using Pick-to-light Suggests Picking Perfection News

Perishables Prove Ideal for Using Pick-to-light Suggests Picking Perfection News
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Aug. 15, 2014 - PRLog -- In the current issue of Picking Perfection a weekly e-news publication by Pcdata USA, fresh produce and perishables such as flowers, fruit, dairy products, and snacks are ideal for using Pick-to-light.  These items have a fast turnover, must be selected and shipped before they are spoiled and discarded. These B2C (Business to Consumer) selections are paramount for successful logistics operations.  Handling perishable goods in the end-to-end supply chains requires innovative and cost-efficient unpacking, picking, and product selection.  The cost of slow or inaccurate picking of these goods creates spoilage equal to or exceeding the thin margins on which these products are sold. Proper picking of perishables and produce proves particularly profitable with practiced Pick-to-light processes.

Best Picking Practices

Product picked for the pallet by a forklift is often a poor indicator of the characteristic of single unit best pick practices.  Supplying customers single units of a SKU drives the need for picking solutions with a higher likelihood for errors.  Those distribution centers or warehouses dealing in only bulk shipments, will be less likely to utilize a Pick-to-light installation or PickCart technology.

Picking Performance

According to Marc Braun, President of Pcdata USA, “Order fulfillment for e-commerce is different to ordinary logistics where pallets and boxes are stored and moved around for retailers and wholesalers.  The operational process that drives the pick and pack system is quite distinct.  Fulfillment companies use off-the-shelf software to run warehouses; warehouse management software (WMS) dictate how to operate the pick and pack system. Nearly all WMS software is designed for a variety of companies, built on a similar structure with different uses.”

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.

Pcdata USA ( is a different type of Pick to Light because unlike expensive WMS solutions that require lengthy implementations, PickStar and Distrib XE are quick one-day installations. Pcdata USA is a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation.   Pcdata USA offers affordable out-of-the-box warehouse optimization solutions. Contact Pcdata USA at (855) 844-1086. Follow Pcdata USA on Twitter @pcdatausa.

Pcdata USA
Antonio Rodrigues
Senior Manager
Source:TR Cutler
Tags:Pick To Light, PickCart, PickStar, Distrib XE, DockManager
Industry:Software, Technology
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