Warehouse slotting (or profiling) is the process of putting SKUs in the right picking locations within the warehouse. Properly slotting a facility reduces labor costs and improves throughput by increasing pick and replenishment efficiencies, increasing order accuracy, and reducing ergonomic risks associated with improper picking and replenishment arrangements. Key factors when conducting a slotting study are the SKU or product data, existing or potential location sizes, and the technologies available for picking and storage. SKU information such as product type, dimensions, weight, and usage are all key factors when determining the proper picking/storage medium and handling methodology.
Whether operating an existing warehouse or preparing for a new distribution center, W&H engineers can help you to develop an efficient slotting plan based on an in-depth data analysis.
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