3 Ways to Increase Warehouse EfficiencyWhether it’s an investment in new order picking technology, utilizing more efficient equipment, or optimizing your order picking processes, there are many ways to run a warehouse more efficiently
- November 2, 2018
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3 Ways to Increase Warehouse Efficiency CHALLENGES TO CREATING AN EFFICIENT WAREHOUSE
Several years ago, Jungheinrich co-sponsored research along with the Warehouse Education Research Council, of more than 600 companies, on the impact order picking had on their operations. The findings were eye opening:
- Almost 70% of their activity was in the handling of less than full pallets, meaning they were picking full cases and/or broken cases a large percentage of the time.
- More than 65% of the total cost of managing their operations was directly related to order picking; in large part due to the size of their fleets, and the labor to operate this fleet.
The increase, or “explosion” of SKUs, along with the greater demand for variations of quantities and sizes of products, has led customers to more and more alternative order picking models. Companies are operating from both low level and high level, using order pickers for case and [...]