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Order Picking Methodologies

Order picking is one of the most important processes in warehouse operations. This is because order picking can contribute almost 40 % to 50 % of operation cost incurred by the warehouse in comparison to receiving, storage and shipping processes. Also, order picking has a direct relation to customer satisfaction. The more efficient you’re picking process – the more orders you can process at any given time.

What is Order Picking?

Order picking is the process of retrieving an SKU from a storage location and transporting the SKU to the packing or dispatch area. Orders are picked up, based on manual picking instructions or instructions generated by a WMS.
A WMS can generate the pick list based on different methodologies. These methodologies are chosen based on the size of the warehouse, the number of different types of SKU’s handled by the warehouse and order volumes.

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Cold Chain Operations – A Systems Perspective

What are Cold Chain Operations?

Cold Chain Warehouse Operations are typically related to storage of materials within cold storage. This includes Edible Products like Meat, Poultry, Sea Food, Vegetables & Fruits, Frozen Foods like Ice Creams & Yogurts, Packaged Products like Frozen Peas & Corn, Pharmaceutical Products like Vaccines etc.,. Each Product has its optimal temperature for storage and Warehouse Zones with specific temperature zones are established for storage of each such item.

Generally Cold Chain Warehouses will have the following zones:

  • Ambient Temperature Zones
  • Chilled Temperature Zones
  • Specific Temperature Zones

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9 Reason selecting PALMS™ Warehouse Management System

Provides configurable Supply Chain processes required by companies to provide better customer service and control operational costs. Highly advanced logic based stock put away, collection and intelligent direct stock movement features in PALMS™ helps dramatically control labor costs and space utilization. The solution based on its Service Oriented Architecture offers full integration to sales, purchasing, logistics and other 3rd party systems. (more…)

Lean Inventory – Exactly, How Lean is Lean?

Lean is the flavour of the decade. With the global economic recession fairly widespread and margins under pressure, manufacturers are increasingly looking towards cost cutting as a tool for improving profits. And where else to cut costs than that biggest of all culprits – that elephantine mammoth INVENTORY! (more…)

Supply Chain – Top Three Agenda Points for the New Government

Irrespective of personal political preferences, it is indeed heartening for all of us to finally see a government which is able to stand up on its own without the shoves & pulls of multiple coalition partners – or the politics of “coalition dharma”. The new PM has been taking all the right decisions so far – that of “Minimum Government & Maximum Governance”, “A Trimmed Cabinet” and so on and so forth, resulting in an unprecedented euphoria in the industry – well manifested in the surging stock indices. However, very soon the new government will need to get beyond words and get down to the actual brass tacks of governance. (more…)

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