East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2015 -- More than half the labor in a Distribution Center is focused on order selection, so employing smart racking and slotting techniques is a way to target a high-cost activity as a means for reducing costs by increasing efficiencies, according to Antonio Rodrigues, with Pcdata USA. Rodrigues added that technologies that optimize rack layouts and then sequence and group product can create a beneficial impact by cutting the cost of the selection operation.
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Carrie Mantey reported for Supply and Demand Chain Executive that slotting is the process of determining the best storage location for each stock-keeping unit (SKU) in a distribution center (DC) or warehouse, or in layperson's terms, pinning down the items that are used most often, It does not include the total quantity that is picked, and making them as accessible as possible. In theory, the SKUs that must be physically touched most frequently get the best seats in the house. In order to optimize the order picking in warehouse or DC operations, slotting is considered low-hanging fruit. Since the more time an employee spends locating or picking a product, the more money that drains from the bottom line, it's a boom when it comes to cutting costs.
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