By Sue Rice, product manager, The Raymond Corp.
The market is changing in response to consumer demand for more product variation, new products, and quicker delivery expectations. In turn, warehouse operations are demanding solutions that address space restraints, drive increased piece picking and case picking, and reduce pick errors—especially with increased e-commerce demand for direct delivery to end users.
New and improved technologies developed specifically for batch picking or multiorder picking help increase warehouse productivity, eliminate errors, and save money when it comes to total cost of ownership. The question, however, is which technologies will provide the biggest return on investment? And when is the right time to buy this equipment?
Innovations in batch picking applications
While batch picking for multiple customers at the same time can boost productivity, it can also increase pick errors. When selectors place a product on the wrong customer pallet and ship to the wrong end user, one customer receives a product he or she did not order and another customer won’t receive his or her product on time. Batch-picking operations report seeing an up to 25% increase in this type of pick error.
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