By David E. Mulcahy
Order-Fulfillment and Across-the-Dock thoughts, layout, and Operations guide offers insights and assistance that warehouse and distribution pros can use to make their order achievement or across-the-dock operations extra effective and in your price range. every one bankruptcy specializes in key features of making plans and dealing with, making it effortless to discover info fast. The textual content comprises instructions for improvement and projection of exact facility, stock, SKU, and transaction information, in addition to layout elements. jam-packed with illustrations, varieties, and tables, this instruction manual is helping you improve the ability and information required to layout, set up, and function a efficient order success or across-the-dock operation.By utilising the ideas present in this ebook, it is possible for you to to lessen product harm, improve product move, elevate worker productiveness, increase customer support, decrease working bills, keep on-schedule deliveries, and make sure asset safeguard.
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Fm Page 17 Wednesday, November 19, 2003 2:43 PM Order-Fulfillment and Across-the-Dock Objectives PACKAGE WEIGHING AND 17 MANIFEST At an order-fulfillment or across-the-dock operation, the next activities are the shipping carton weighing and manifest activities. The customer-order shipping carton weighing and manifest activities’ objectives are to ensure that each customer carton receives the proper transport fee or postage; list the customer-discrete identification number and weight; send the package by the most cost-effective transport method; have the proper documentation in the customer-order shipping carton; obtain the exact weight and manifest per the customer-discrete identification number; and verify that the customer-order was completed by your operation.
Cube your employee or automatic pick machine work. Provide queue space. Level the work volume over the week work days. Use part-time employees. Apply the golden zone theory to the SKU pick positions. Change from a paper order pick document method to a self-adhesive label, paperless order pick, or automatic order pick method. Develop a good equipment layout, piece flow, and facility layout. Provide clean and clear aisles. Ensure well lighted aisles. Change from a human-paced to a machine-paced method.
This philosophy has all your promotional, seasonal, special sale, and fast-moving SKUs in one pick aisle or pick line zone. This SKU arrangement increases your order picker hit concentration (picks per aisle number) and hit density (hits per SKU number). A high hit concentration and hit density means high order picker and replenishment employee productivity due to a short travel distance between two pick positions. The key to an accurate, efficient, and on-time small-item, flat wear, GOH, carton, or pallet order-fulfillment operation with the power SKUs in one area method is to have the storage pieces available to replenish a pick position and to have a completed customer-order or picked SKU take-away transport method.