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InventoryDec 01, 2007 10:30 PM By MCM staff
We all know the drill. An order comes in, and the picker has to wade through sheets of labels to know what to pick. It takes time, and he also has to report that it’s complete. But there’s another way. The worker gets the order through a headset. When he’s finished, he says
InventoryNov 14, 2007 7:02 PM By Susan Rider
As the holidays approach and people turn their minds to gift buying, distribution centers plan to see business surges. This time of year makes you focus on the need to have your process in line so that temporary employees can get up to speed as quickly as possible. Since order picking in most facilities is where all the action is, it seems appropriate to spend some time in this area–where usually the greatest opportunities for improvement can be found.
InventorySep 01, 2007 9:30 PM By MCM staff
Sales were booming at Evergreen Enterprises. So the firm expanded into a 500,000 sq. ft. warehouse to handle the volume. That’s where the trouble started.
InventoryJun 20, 2007 9:27 PM By Paul Roy
The vertical lift module (VLM) was introduced into the material handling industry more than 20 years ago. In that time, we
InventoryApr 11, 2007 8:57 PM By Pat Brown
Just as in a diner, order-fill inaccuracies in a distribution center can disappoint or infuriate the customer. What
InventoryFeb 14, 2007 9:28 PM By Sam Flanders
Portable terminals and scanners have been used in the warehouse in some form since the 1970s. Each year we see improvements in the technology in the areas of size, performance, and battery life. Radio-frequency (RF) technology has finally matured to the point where it is both economical and highly reliable. And now, in addition to terminals and scanners, voice technology has come into the mainstream. Let
InventoryFeb 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Kate Vitasek
Most companies understand the importance of following best practices but many don’t know exactly what those practices are. That’s where Kate Vitasek,
InventoryJan 24, 2007 9:51 PM By Rene Jones
InventoryJan 17, 2007 8:32 PM By MCM staff
Are you looking to build a better mouse trap in your facility? You might start with the mouse cart. What’s a mouse cart, you ask? The mouse cart is a unique vehicle that can get a picker quickly around the facility. It is ideal for instances that require long travels between picks.
InventoryNov 22, 2006 11:23 PM By Sam Flanders
A small item sorter can dramatically increase your pick rates by allowing you to select requirements for many orders all at the same time.