Increase in B2C Operations Drive Changes in the Warehouse Picking Perfections News Reports
East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/22/2014 -- In the current issue of Picking Perfection, a weekly e-news publication by Pcdata USA, there are more than two million SKUs in pharmaceutical, vitamin, and cosmetic industries. These industry sectors increasingly utilize a Business to Consumer (B2C) online ordering process. A single customer order may have twenty to forty items; the chances for improper picking are significant with this many selected-to-carton items. Even on a jar of vitamin B in the wrong quantity or brand will trigger costly reshipment and lead to customer dissatisfaction. This was not the case in large pallets shipped to retail drugstores, big box retailers, and grocery chains.
The B2C internet sales volume in these industry sectors are estimated to exceed $130B worldwide in 2014. Forrester research analysts recently examined the impact of disruptive technologies like mobile and social media in the Age of the Customer. Pick-to-light is a response to capitalize on technology-driven shifts in customer behavior and market opportunities. The health and beauty industries require a differentiated customer experience which ensures the right product is shipped every time.
According to Marc Braun, President of Pcdata USA, “The technology needs of an operation can be distilled to a few clear criteria: e-Commerce integration, web-retail, or B2C. Alternatively there may be fulfillment and distribution services for Business to Business (B2B) operations. Often there are multiple picking and packing methods, such as First in First Out (FIFO), Last in First Out (LIFO), and Serial Specific. Other challenging issues may include vendor compliance labeling (retail, distribution center, product barcode), inventory accuracy in cross-referenced manufacturer item numbers, and full integration with advanced radio-frequency (RF) and barcoding technologies.”
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