Once you have decided on your Order Picking Method and system layout, you then have to determine how you are going to assign work to the order pickers. Should you consider using a high technology solution to your order picking process such as wave management software, pick-to-light or voice-directed picking in order to give your operation the competitive edge over those still using a paper based system?
One of the goals in an order fulfillment system design is to eliminate as many product touches as possible. Here is where conveyor systems and sortation systems play a vital role. Conveyor systems facilitate the movement of product throughout operations, while sortation systems assure accuracy in shipping orders; both result in getting control of labor costs, maximizing productivity and improving order accuracy.
TriFactor’s Richard Gillespie wrote a white paper titled “Critical Factors when Choosing an Order Picking System” which goes into greater detail on this subject.
TriFactor offers facility design layout services for those companies in the new construction planning stages of a storage facility or the reconfiguration of an existing operation. Our engineers collaborate with architecture and construction firms to determine the proper pallet rack configuration when developing the overall warehouse and production layout and design. Regardless of the material handling situation, TriFactor has selected to innovate rather than replicate traditional material handling system delivery methods and services. Our unique solution process is called the TriFactor Edge. If you’re looking for an Edge on your competition, discover how TriFactor can make a difference with your order fulfillment and order picking system design, call today at 1-800-507-4209.
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