East Granby, CT, September 13, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- In the current issue of Picking Perfection, a weekly e-news publication by Pcdata USA, designing an order picking operation is discussed. The design must include improved productivity, reduced cycle time, and increased accuracy. These objectives often conflict with one another because productivity improvements rarely provide a shorter cycle time; accuracy may sacrifice productivity gains. Productivity in order picking is measured usually by the pick rate. Piece pick operations measure the pick rate in line items picked per hour while case pick operations may measure cases per hour and line items per hour.
The September 8th issue of Picking Perfection suggested that in a busy warehouse or distribution center, dozens or hundreds of order pickers walk the floor with carts and clipboards or scan guns to pick orders for shipping. Many or most operations also have powered industrial trucks (forklifts, walkies, electric powered jacks) operating in the same space, often in cramped pallet rack aisles. Proper use of Pick-to-light Pickcarts is proven to reduce some of these safety hazards because operators keep their eyes focused.
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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.
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