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Issue 6 of Picking Perfection Newsletter Addresses Simple Solution to Increased Productivity

East Granby, CT, September 12, 2014 --( The sixth issue of “Picking Perfection” (a weekly e-newsletter) to be released September 15, 2014 suggests that in the average warehouse or distribution center (DC), order picking can consume as much as two-thirds of the facility's operating cost and time. When companies want to improve productivity, simple procedural improvements often can be faster, cheaper, and more effective than a big technology investment. Simple solutions such as Pick-to-light and pick carts are efficiency-builders with rapid ROI (return-on-investment).

The upcoming newsletter will discuss the constant pressure to reduce the order throughput times in distribution centers. The newsletter reviews the research which examines the DC of a retail organization with seven subsidiaries and a product assortment of about 300,000 SKUs (stock keeping units). The orders for the subsidiaries are picked manually in the warehouse, which is very labor intensive. Shipments have to be finished at about the same time, which leads to peak loads in the picking process. The picking process is a costly operation.

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Pcdata USA Pick to Light systems are part of a lean process, offering shorter throughput times, fewer errors, significant cost savings; additionally the result is increased customer satisfaction, a faster ability to supply products, and process transparency. Traditional picking methods are one of highest expenses when operating a warehouse. Pcdata USA lowers that cost through leading edge Pick to Light systems. Pcdata USA installation versus implementation products are experiencing huge growth in hundreds of business sectors throughout North America.

Pcdata USA ( is a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation. Pcdata USA offers affordable out-of-the-box warehouse optimization solutions. Contact Pcdata USA at (855) 844-1086. Follow Pcdata USA on Twitter @pcdatausa

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