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Top ten picking tips

09 February 2014

According to Gavin Clark, commercial director of SaaS warehouse management system provider, Snapfulfil: “Companies often think their picking operation is efficient provided all the products are despatched on time and customers are happy. However, many picking processes in warehouses across the UK could benefit from a reorganisation.”

Addressing the issue, Clark has come up with a top ten of tips on how to make your warehouse management picking system more efficient:
  1. Profile your orders
  2. Analyse your current picking methodology
  3. Use warehouse management system software to sequence orders
  4. Create a warehouse within a warehouse
  5. Assess your warehouse storage equipment to ensure proper application
  6. Create "wheelhouse” zones in your picking area
  7. Designate only two or three standard shipping boxes
  8. Consider automating the warehouse management system
  9. Look at the different warehouse management system technology options
  10.  Consider the option of SaaS warehouse management system software

 
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