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Picking Perfection Reports Starbucks Focuses on Inventory Rotation for Perfect Picking


East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/06/2015 -- 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.

Pcdata USA are the experts in perfect picking and has other methodologies and approaches to ensure the right product is picked every time. At the Starbucks regional distribution center in Tennessee, the boxes of espresso beans stacked on a rack look nearly identical. One case expires in October, the other in November. If a picker grabs the fresher product, he just created an "exception" -- a pick that, while not inaccurate, is slightly less than optimal. For a company that moves as much product as Starbucks, even the occasional out-of-order picks can add up fast. Exceptions raise the risk that coffee beans or tea will reach their expiration date while they are still in the warehouse or on the shelf of a coffee shop. To tackle exceptions, Starbucks employees wrote an algorithm to track product by expiration date, then created metrics to gauge how well the company was managing inventory.

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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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