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Can You Hear Me Now: The True Role of Voice-directed Picking in Warehouse Management
Although voice-directed picking may take distributors to higher logistics levels someday, operations managers should try listening to their warehouse personnel

pickers  those instructions in Spanish. Pickers who speak English will hear English instructions through their headsets. Other benefits to VDP are its hands-free and eyes-free features, unlike scanning technologies. Being hands-free is a big advantage. Many radio frequency (RF) devices are frequently damaged when, say, picking pipe, for example. Eyes-free means the user is focused on the product or location and not on reading an instruction, keying digits into the RF device, or on reading or writing a pick Read More
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Three Steps to Increasing Profit in the Economic Downturn with Help from a Warehouse Management System
This may be a challenging economic period, but smart companies will use it as an opportunity to examine operational efficiency and best practices to reap

pickers  reducing the distance your pickers travel on a daily basis, you can improve fi ll rates and increase accurate shipments.   Yard Management Considering the significant efficiencies to be gained through a yard management project, it's unfortunate that the yard is often one of the last areas to be addressed after an initial WMS implementation. Better managing your yard operations can help ensure the continuous movement of goods needed to achieve strategic cost savings. Here are just a few examples: Read More
Is Your Warehouse Ready for the Upswing?
Supply chain management is a long-term strategy. The centerpiece for supply chain execution—the warehouse management system (WMS)—is an excellent place to start

pickers  reducing the distance your pickers travel on a daily basis, you can improve fill rates and increase accurate shipments.   Yard Management Considering the significant efficiencies to be gained through a yard management project, it's unfortunate that the yard is often one of the last areas to be addressed after an initial WMS implementation. Better managing your yard operations can help ensure the continuous movement of goods needed to achieve strategic cost savings. Here are just a few examples: Read More
How Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards, Part 2
Emerging Trends in the Logistics and Distribution Knowledge Areas1. RFIDRFID technology is the hardware used to communicate information (typically bar code

pickers  operators (e.g., warehouse order pickers) to receive voice instructions from a headset, enabling a paperless work environment and eliminating the need for RF devices to scan bar codes to confirm transactions. Early implementations indicate that order accuracy, real-time inventory information, less training for new personnel, increased productivity, elimination of paper documents, and the ability to support multiple languages in the distribution center work force are all exciting benefits of voice Read More
Warehouse Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery?Part Two: The Pareto Principle, Processes, and People: Assessing Your Warehouse Management System Needs
To ensure your warehouse management system is implemented as painlessly as possible, you must assess your warehouse situation before you decide on a warehouse

pickers  your industry. Should your pickers be picking 75 orders per hour and should they be making $17.00 per hour? Or, are your pickers the highest paid and the fastest in the industry? Do you currently have too many people in your warehouse to process the amount of transactions you have? You have to know these things in order to talk intelligently about true ROI. If you are about to invest several thousands of dollars in a system, you have to know at which point it is going to be worth it. Certify your Read More
What You Should Know Before Selecting a WMS
Before an important game, you create a game plan. Before you start building a house, you have a blueprint. And before you start looking at a warehouse management system (WMS), you must define how you want your warehouse to be organized and function. This article looks at basic warehouse strategies that need to be understood to ensure that the WMS software effectively and efficiently supports the activities of the warehouse, now and in the future. This is not to say that you will not consider the best practices of the new

pickers   warehouse with its automated pickers, loaders, and conveyors have tons of technology but are not cost-effective or cost-justified to most companies. Even less costly technologies like voice and pick-to-light systems are difficult to implement and maintain. They usually are not a company s first attempt to introduce technologies inside the four walls of a warehouse. Typically, a company is using or is planning to use radio frequency (RF) technology within the warehouse. For companies that are already Read More
What to Expect from Your WMS
Today, companies are facing tougher competition and increasing service level requirements, all while balancing growth with shorter phase-in/phase-out cycles for new products. To succeed, they must harness information technology to support change, secure data and process quality, and improve productivity. Discover how a warehouse management system (WMS) can help you achieve those goals, and learn what to look for in a WMS.

pickers   pre-picking, kit picking, multiple pickers per order, multiple orders per picker etc) Merge/Consolidate as part of the process Random checks (of picking accuracy) Real-time monitoring Staging and shipping Departure scheduling Dock allocation Load planning (with visibility into all planned picks and cross-dock units) Late changes Carrier compliance   Supporting Processes   Task management Optimized movement tasks Task interleaving Dynamic task priorities Workload and queue monitoring Inventory control Read More
ROI In Your Warehouse! (REAL or IMAGINED)
How can someone legitimately evaluate new software, improvements to a process, or "RIGHT-SIZE" without some knowledge of what is reality?

pickers  I ask, How many pickers should it take on average to handle the number of orders you are processing , no one seems to know. When I ask, What is the average number of returns in comparison to the number of orders being processed in your industry , no one seems to know. And when I ask, How much training does the average receiver receive, and can I see a progressive flow chart through the warehouse , that is when the laughter starts. Think about this, how can someone legitimately evaluate new software, Read More
WMS RFP Template
Warehouse Management System (WMS) RFP Template covers industry-standard functional criteria of WMS that can help you easily gather and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge base reference throughout the life-span of your WMS software project. Includes: Warehouse Configuration, Bin Location Setup, Receiving, Inventory Control, Packing and Shipping, Picking, Adaptability, Technology Configuration, Product Technology</span>

pickers  conveyor/sort) Configurable number of pickers per order Equipment-based picking Zoned picking Use combination of the above options on same order Unpick option Picking approach , WMS RFP Template RF-directed Pick confirm by exception on PC Invoked when picked quantity does not match order quantity. Pick to list A picklist is generated by using merged orders as the means of optimizing row, aisle, or bin travel time. Pick by label Display special picking instructions Honor item mixing rules For example, haz Read More
TEC's Mid-market ERP-Distribution Buyer’s Guide
Midsize manufacturers and distributors now have access to an array of powerful software solutions that simply weren’t available before. But with so many choices, you need accurate and unbiased information. This comprehensive guide from TEC and SupplyChainBrain provides a state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a directory of the leading vendors in the field.

pickers   the time it took pickers to travel from one picking slot to another. The biggest change since we put in Sage Geode is our ability to manage our workload and create density in the picking line, said Halkyard. We now do more work in less space. The new system has also made it possible for L Occitane to position their fastest moving items in close proximity to one other to maximize worker efficiency. We are basically bringing more work to the picker as opposed to the picker finding the work, added Read More
Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Software Evaluation Report
Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision.

pickers  conveyor/sort) Configurable number of pickers per order Equipment-based picking Zoned picking Use combination of the above options on same order Unpick option Picking approach , Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Software Evaluation Report RF-directed Pick confirm by exception on PC Invoked when picked quantity does not match order quantity. Pick to list A picklist is generated by using merged orders as the means of optimizing row, aisle, or bin travel time. Pick by label Display special picking Read More

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