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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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25 Feb 2019
6 Business and Social Trends Reshaping the Supply Chain
 

The supply chain landscape is changing. Discover the six business and social trends responsible and what they could mean for your logistics operations. It’s only to be expected that an industry built on moving goods and services should also have to shift as technology and consumer tastes re

 
Unipart Logistics
Unipart Logistics

20 Feb 2019
Is it time to integrate your supply chain design with execution?
 

It wasn’t that long ago that integrating all the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of your end-to-end supply chain was considered a pipe dream. Times sure have changed! Customer expectations for product availability and seemingly endless purchasing channels are driving many com

 
Jeff Stabell
JDA

20 Feb 2019
MOTOVARIO: A new Planning & Scheduling software to boost service level How to increase on-time delivery in a few months
 

Motovario is a leading Italian ompany which manufactures gear reducers, motovariators and electric motors; it was founded in 1965 in Formigine, a small town near Modena. Over the years it has become an international company with subsidiaries all over the world. Its focus on innovation makes it a lea

 
Daniela Taglioretti
Plannet

12 Feb 2019
Forecasting…what’s the secret?
 

Which forecasting technique will produce the most appropriate forecast results for a given demand profile? Deciding the right balance and assortment of stock-keeping units across multiple warehouses can be a bewildering task. Regularly monitoring and forecasting the correct level of inventory across

 
Slimstock
Slimstock

17 Jan 2019
New JDA Survey Finds Retail C-Suite Embracing Artificial Intelligence and Edge Technologies to Improve Customer Experience
 

Survey conducted by Incisiv in collaboration with Microsoft reveals executives plan to invest in agility, intelligence and automation to transform their supply chains and incrementally evolve to the “Intelligent Enterprise”   The need to seamlessly fuse online and offline expe

 
JDA
JDA


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