Many options exist in the marketplace for high-tech solutions that reduce errors in the fulfillment process, including pick-to-light systems, voice-automated picking systems and even fully automated robotic picking systems. However, these solutions can be expensive and are therefore not financially justifiable for small volume or highly variable fulfillment operations. Here are four steps to reduce your pick-error rates.
Operations & Fulfillment
Companies with the highest levels of customer satisfaction always carry their goal of customer service perfection into the distribution center. It is too easy to think of the distribution center as an operation completely separated from the customer. And companies that do this do so at their own peril.
Inventory management is a pain point that plagues many retailers. Without an effective strategy, companies can make critical mistakes: tie up capital in excess inventory, create picking errors in the warehouse and even miss sales opportunities due to out-of-stock products. Here are four tips to help retailers develop an inventory plan that works.