The most common thread asked by our customers when implementing our Warehouse Management Solution is to optimise picking processes. It is very important to minimise travel time, which is the most expensive time expended when picking orders. There are several techniques that can help you achieve this.
Wave / Batch picking: This combines multiple orders into one pick process. This allows the picker to pick multiple products at once and consolidate when picking.
Zoning: Pickers are assigned a zone, and pick the products for different sales orders for that related zone.
Label picking: Labels are printed for multiple sales orders for cartons. Once the labels are printed the pickers can then pick the product. The confirmation of the right product involves scanning the carton label (which links back to the order number) followed by scanning the product. The efficiency here is the picker is working on multiple orders in a single pass.
Selecting the most efficient picking process can help your business improve customer service. Streamlining processes not only will help your business pick more sales orders every day, but will also allow you measure KPI's of your warehouse.