In a recent article for Parcel magazine, St. Onge Company’s Norm Saenz defines all the pieces of an optimal fulfillment operation. He breaks it down into six issues: data, process, equipment, handling equipment, labor, and systems/technology. Use the link below to read the full article!
To achieve faster order fulfillment it is important to have efficient processes and size the forward pick area to balance pick and replenishment labor. This balance requires the right mix of equipment and integration of material handling technology. For an operation to remain productive, the workforce must be properly managed and trained. Maintaining consistent fulfillment speeds requires the support of systems to empower the design and enable high productivity levels. Identifying the specific reasons for sluggish order fulfillment and unleashing the potential can be discovered by breaking down processes, equipment, layout, labor management, and software.
Click here to read the full article on the Parcel website!