East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/06/2014 -- The second issue of “Picking Perfection” (a weekly e-newsletter) addresses the value of Pick-to-light solutions for manufacturers and distribution centers. The newsletter will address some of the challenges in picking the correct product consistently. Distribution centers facing rapid SKU velocity may look at a hybrid Pick-to-light (PTL) solution. Pick-to-light is a tool that is often overlooked in the search for warehouse technology and can be over 30% more effective than rival order pick methods.
Other topics addressed in the upcoming newsletter include the cost of mis-picks. One simple way for a merchant to know the picking failure rate is to identify expensive reshipments to preserve customers. Customers online are choosing vendors who have free shipping. A mis-picked item requires rushed and costly reshipping expenses that simply cannot be recouped.
Additional topics include a focus on perishables such as flowers, fruit, dairy products, and snacks are ideal for using Pick-to-light. These items have a fast turnover, must be selected and shipped before they are spoiled and discarded.
Each week the newsletter will look at best picking practices.
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