Picking Perfection News Magazine Examined Picking for e-Commerce Customer Industry
East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/17/2014 -- The current issue of Picking Perfection, discussed traditional pick, pack, and ship methodologies. These methodologies were not developed with the e-commerce customer in mind. Today's e-commerce customers do not order in masses, rather in small quantities and are very demanding. They want their order processed first and they want it picked and packed perfectly or the next order will be placed with another online retailer. Newer solutions are replacing traditional warehouse management systems (WMS) and warehouse control systems (WCS), giving way to warehouse execution systems (WES). Applying proven lean manufacturing processes and automated wave planning to picking, packing and shipping of e-commerce orders, DCs are able to minimize capital cost, increase throughout and use ergonomic and friendly work cells.
The October 13th issue of Picking Perfection, examined dramatic improvements in the rate and efficiency that goods move through warehouses or distribution centers. Finding small footprint and superior fixed-aisle scalability at a low cost entry point to automate picking operations is also the goal, yet frequently more challenging. Some of the variables to consider in technology selection include throughput, efficiency, scalability, accuracy, space utilization, storage density, sequencing, energy efficiency, and ergonomic design.
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