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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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07 May 2012
The Global Sourcing of Innovation - Offshoring Research Network International Conference
 

The global sourcing of knowledge creation and innovation (e.g. advanced knowledge and analytical services, R&D support functions, product design and development and R&D) has been growing exponentially across almost every industry. This phenomenon has emerged as a strategic driver for companies and increasingly is attracting academic research by management, and international business scholars.

 
Federico Caniato
MIP - Politecnico di Milano

10 Nov 2011
Sales and Operations Planning. A strategic process needed by every function...even finance
 
Sales and Operations Planning is an important process that can really make a large difference on how a company performs. But what is Sales and Operations Planning? Often it is defined as a cross-functional planning process that reconciles conflicting business plans, links strategic planning and operational planning, and aligns company resources to deliver ...
 
Daniel Paterson
TXT e-solutions

24 May 2011
Sales and Operations Planning - An ongoing journey to optimised business performance
 
Since its outset over 20 years ago, Sales and Operations Planning (SOP) has become a widely recognised process for driving business performance and has never been more important than it is today. Recent study supports this by finding that the top objective for organisations in using SOP ...
 
Daniel Paterson
TXT e-solutions

24 Mar 2011
Driving business performance through Supply Chain Intelligence
 
For many years now companies have implemented business intelligence (BI) tools and for some BI has delivered powerful results, however too often the focus has been on marketing, sales, customer and financial analysis, and less on operations and supply chain (SC) activities. However, ...
 
Ilaria Vincenzi
TXT e-solutions

16 Mar 2011
How to keep your promises to customers while keeping inventory levels low?
 
Let's start with a few questions:
- If one of your customers were to call you today and request information about an order they had placed with your company, could you tell them the status of their order immediately and reliably predict when it will be delivered? ...
 
Jos Braam
Quintiq


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