With industry trends requiring our customers to manage faster response times, a proliferation in SKUs, and picking more orders of smaller quantities with a higher degree of accuracy, TriFactor implements and utilizes modern picking principles and systems. This provides a means for either totally automating the order fulfillment process or for maximizing the productivity of a manual picking strategy.
Picking principles would include designated forward-pick areas, velocity-based product profiling, activity-based storage concepts, bucket brigade methodology, paperless systems, picker-to-part or part-to-picker ideas, batch or wave picking, and sortation.
Automated order picking systems provide the ultimate combination of speed, throughput capacity and accuracy while minimizing or eliminating the need for sophisticated control strategies, such as wave management and product profiling that is commonly associated with manual picking systems. Manual picking systems can achieve many of the same goals of a fully automated system, but generally require some form of manual handling in addition to a control system. A number of methods and technologies are available to dramatically improve the productivity and efficiency of a manual picking process. To learn more about these methods, visit our Picking Methods page.