Picking Perfection News Newsletter Discussed Picking Considerations for Warehouses
East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/22/2014 -- In the current issue of Picking Perfection, a weekly e-news publication by Pcdata USA, universal considerations for warehouse order picking application were discussed. Fast-moving products, which spend the least amount of time in the warehouse, should be located closest to the shipping area for easy picking. That cuts down on travel time. Products that usually sell together should be grouped close to each other, minimizing the distance the picker has to walk to pick up all the related pieces for an order, such as sheets and pillowcases.
The September 15th issue of Picking Perfection suggested picking practices are improved with the use of pick carts. Picking product by hand exposes pickers to stressful postures and forceful actions. These can be harmful if reaching above shoulder height or far away from the picker's body, bending at the waist or twisting to remove product from high and low bins and shelves, or lifting heavy product.
The current issue also addressed fast moving goods not the only consideration when revising slotting. Other factors that influence picking locations include ergonomics, customer size, and order commonality. It is often more efficient to pick heavy or bulky items at the beginning of a pick path.
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