Picking Perfection News Magazine Explored Simple Productivity Improvements
East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/30/2014 -- The current issue of Picking Perfection explored the big advantages to Pick to light (PTL) and pick carts. Research demonstrated as much as 60% of the order picker's time is walking. The more orders picked in the same walk sequence, the less time walking the order picker will do. Picking more than one order at a time dramatically reduces walking time and increases productivity. In batch order picking, multiple orders are grouped into small batches. An order picker will pick all orders within the batch in one pass using a consolidated pick list.
Today’s Picking Perfection issue discussed low order level in warehouses resulted up to 14% shorter picking tours compared to high order level. This is a significant reduction in picking tour lengths. It has been estimated that order picking accounts for up to 50% of the total warehouse operating costs due to the fact that order picking often still requires the involvement of human order pickers. Automating order picking systems are perceived by many as necessitating large investments. Ultimately lower level technology investments and procedural picking improvements yield desired productivity improvements in warehouses.
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