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Picking and Packing Complexities Such as Minimizing Picking Time Addressed by Pcdata USA


East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/18/2015 -- Picking Perfection, sponsored by Pcdata USA, brings important and interesting information to those in the material handling, warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. From best practices to industry data, this weekly communique reports on trend data, process improvement, and technology evaluations about picking, packing, shipping, and profitability.

Dick Friedman, contributing editor to Supply House Times, recently reported that items must be picked in a sequence that minimizes picking time. However, listing all items on one pick ticket or RF display may not minimize picking time. Minimizing picking time clearly maximizes the likelihood of getting all orders loaded by the end of a normal shift and counter/will-call orders quickly filled. Timely order filling is one way to compete with the giants whose modern, heavily-automated warehouses allow rapid fulfillment. But depending on the storage pattern in the warehouse, having one person pick all the lines for an order may take more time than splitting the order into two or more tickets or RF-displays. For example, using the same person to pick pipe and pipe fittings can take longer than generating one pick ticket for the pipe and one for the fittings (then bringing them together in a staging area or on a truck).

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Based in East Granby, CT, Pcdata USA (http://www.pcdatausa.com/about-us/about-pcdata-usa) is a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation. Pcdata USA was named a finalist for the 2015 MHI Innovation Award for Best New Product, Smart Glass AR (Augmented Reality). Pcdata USA's Pick-to-light systems are part of a lean manufacturing and distribution process, offering shorter throughput, fewer errors, and significant cost savings. Pcdata USA is represented in a wide variety of industry sectors including apparel, cosmetics, e-commerce fulfillment, Third Party Logistics (3PL), wholesale distribution, food service, healthcare, pharmaceutical, production & assembly, as well as bakeries around the world. Products include Pick-to-light, PTL in hybrid solutions, PickCart, PickStar, Distrib AR Smart Glass, and Dock Manager.

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