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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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19 Sep 2019
Can the Right Technology Jumpstart Your Sales & Operations Planning?
 

People say that the only constant is change. When they say that, they’re usually not talking about sales and operations planning (S&OP). And yet, what could be more relevant? If you’re an automaker, for instance, your business constantly needs to adapt to changing market conditions,

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

18 Sep 2019
Driving off into the sunset: how blockchain could protect automotive profits
 

Supporters say the possibilities with blockchain seem endless with a secure, transparent and shared system for automotive supply chains. However, not everyone agrees. Delivery delays, stolen parts and odometer fraud: what can be done about vehicle supply chain problems like these? The a

 
Unipart Logistics
Unipart Logistics

17 Sep 2019
5 Key S&OP Metrics to Track in 2019
 

Why does your company exist? This isn’t a metaphysical question, like “why are we here,” it’s purely practical. We hope the answer you thought of was, “to keep our customers happy,” because if not, the rest of what we have to say today might not make as much sense

 
Jesse Kelber
Flexis

13 Sep 2019
What Are the Keys to Supply Chain Visibility?
 

A friend of mine once told me he wouldn’t eat in any restaurant where he couldn’t see into the kitchen. What he was getting at is that you never know what’s going on behind closed doors, and he doesn’t want to eat anything he can’t see being prepared. Now imagine your s

 
Jesse Kelber
flexis

12 Sep 2019
Why the Future of Supply Chain Management is Digital
 

Are you ready for a digital supply chain? Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the manufacturing end, while its offshoot Logistics 4.0 is doing the same for the shipping end of the chain. But what about all the connecting pieces in the middle? Is your company ready to adopt the technologies and technique

 
Jesse Kelber
flexis


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