Inventory ARCHIVE

Listen Up  Dec 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

A Peek at Holiday Order Picking  Nov 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.

Pick a peck of products  Sep 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.

Crossing Into New Territory: The Multibay Vertical Lift Module  Jun 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

Improving Order Accuracy  Apr 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

What’s New in Portable Terminals and Scanners  Feb 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

On picking and packing  Feb 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,

Voice-Direct Picking: Pros and Cons  Jan 24, 2007 9:51 PM By Rene Jones

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Quick Tip: Behold the Mouse Cart  Jan 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.

The Skinny on Small-Item Sorters  Nov 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.






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