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Picking Perfection News Magazine Explored Increasing Productivity in Grocery Distribution

Picking Perfection News Magazine Explored Increasing Productivity in Grocery Distribution


East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/09/2014 -- The current issue of Picking Perfection, a weekly e-newsletter publication, discussed grocery distribution. Grocery distribution is about responsive replenishment and maintaining stock levels in stores. Traditional case picking methods are still very common, but there are solutions available that can significantly increase the productivity of distribution center staff. Prepared foods are being distributed to restaurants, schools, and cafeterias. There is an increasing demand for effective logistics solutions due to handling of fresh products. Food service order picking needs to be done quickly and efficiently since deliveries are more frequent

The October 6th issue of Picking Perfection, examined a Hytrol Conveyor food service company where the facility faced a number of inhibitors to peak productivity. None of the existing conveyor lines in the picking areas were connected. Orders had to be moved by hand around the facility to the appropriate pallets and then loaded onto the trucks. This resulted in throughput levels that were less than optimum. It also meant that shipping cartons were not being filled to their optimum weight, which often translated to higher shipping costs. Conveyors now connect three picking areas for less-than-case picks, a separate case pick module, and a mezzanine picking area for mail orders. All of these lines flow into a computer-controlled sortation system, which sends the cartons down the correct shipping lines.

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Pcdata USA Pick to light systems are part of a lean process, offering shorter throughput times, fewer errors, significant cost savings; additionally the result is increased customer satisfaction, a faster ability to supply products, and process transparency. Traditional picking methods are one of highest expenses when operating a warehouse. Pcdata USA lowers that cost through leading edge Pick to Light systems. Pcdata USA installation versus implementation products are experiencing huge growth in hundreds of business sectors throughout North America.

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