Order Picking processes are an important part of the supply chain process. They are often labor-intensive, so improving these processes with automation will increase worker productivity, throughput, and accuracy. W&H Systems implements order picking solutions to optimize the process, control costs, increase throughput and productivity, and improve the accuracy of picking.
W&H Systems knows that the efficiency of the picking process can be influenced by the layout of the picking area, so they appropriately design your picking operations to minimize travel and increase fulfillment rates. When designing an order picking area, W&H looks at:
- How to batch picking operations so order picker can pick multiple orders simultaneously
- Reducing picker travel time and distance between items to be picked
- Potentially setting up a forward pick area to house the fastest moving SKUs
- Bringing items to the picker using AS/RS, conveyors, sorters, etc.
- Performing a product slotting analysis
Adding picking technologies, like pick-to-light, RF, and pick-to-voice can minimize touches, decrease errors in picking, and speed throughput. W&H Systems utilizes best practices and systems knowledge to implement order picking solutions that quickly and accurately process customer orders, which leads to improved customer satisfaction. From picking single orders, batch picking, wave or zone picking, W&H Systems utilizes the optimal automation to continuously improve your picking strategies and to meet your customers’ needs.
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