Check out this piece we found from President Brian Barry, from F. Curtis Barry & Company. It lays out the importance of order picking and the impact it can make on your business.
Order picking is one of the most important functions in the warehouse. The customer experience can be good or bad because of the picking process. Order accuracy and timely order fulfillment are keys to a successful customer experience. Picking and packing in e-commerce operations often comprise more than 50% of labor costs.
Two objectives of picking are to minimize walking times and produce high accuracy levels from the pick process. Having a good inventory control process in place will go a long way toward improving picking accuracy. A clearly labeled warehouse and easily read pick documents, or RF screens, help as well. To reduce walk time, it is necessary to properly velocity slot the warehouse and pick as many orders as possible in one trip through the pick line.
Our blog this week concentrates on picking methods in conventional warehouses which can function in most Order Management, ERP and Warehouse Management Systems.
Read “Selecting The Best Picking Method For Your E-commerce Business” https://www.fcbco.com/blog/best-picking-method-ecommerce
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