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Logistics optimisation through the use of multi-order picking

To maintain competitive advantage, logistics service providers and retailers have embraced automated order picking in their warehouses by implementing pick-to-cart, pick-to-light, voice picking and other technologies. However, despite the success of these ICT solutions, considerably higher efficiency gains can be achieved by reorganising key logistics processes as well.

Jeffrey Verberne, Logistics Business Consultant at Zetes, takes a look at how businesses can implement a multi-order picking solution and how to avoid potential obstacles.

1. Identify the optimal order picking method

The optimal order picking method depends on many factors, such as the product range, peak period volumes, resource, warehouse size, number of customer orders and the desired delivery times. Without an analysis of these factors and identification of the key logistics b


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30 Jun 2019
The auto industry is entering a ‘profit desert’ as heavy spending on new mobility and stagnation in key markets take hold simultaneously, says AlixPartners research
 

Powertrain costs for electric vehicles identified as being two-and-a-half times higher than for traditional vehicles, yet sales per model through 2022 predicted to be just 15% of traditional models historically; total industry sales globally forecasted to grow just 1.6% annually through 2026, as Chi

 
AlixPartners
AlixPartners

30 Jun 2019
Electrification and the “Death of Diesel” sees heavy spending on new mobility, but slowing sales and shrinking profits leads to bumpy road ahead, says AlixPartners study
 

The report highlights some of the challenges the industry faces going forwards: Automakers could incur a $60-billion pre-tax profit hit through 2023 86% of Chinese consumers and 59% of UK consumers polled say internal-combustion engines should be banned or further regulated Suppliers could

 
AlixPartners
AlixPartners

26 Jun 2019
Supply chain planning – Does it makes dollars and cents to get it all from one vendor?
 

Full disclosure: I work for a best-of-breed supply chain planning vendor so I will do my best to take an unbiased approach as I provide my opinions on how to solve the challenges of planning today’s supply chains with all its complexity and volatility. I’ll be honest, it would be grea

 
Bill DuBois
kinaxis

26 Jun 2019
Manufacturers: When is There Risk in Taking on a New Customer?
 

Let’s picture a hypothetical. You’re a sales and operations planner at a global manufacturer, specializing in a high-end variety of widget that other global companies tend to order in large quantities. Your sales cycle is fairly long, so every time a member of your sales team closes a de

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

21 Jun 2019
5 Tips for Increasing Production Visibility
 

Imagine for a second that your factory is essentially a black box. Materials go in, and finished products come out, but what happens in between is fundamentally mysterious. What challenges would this present from an advanced planning and scheduling perspective? Sure, in this environment you can get

 
Brian Hoey
flexis


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