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10 Ideas to Keep Warehouse Pickers Motivated

Warehouse pickers have a significant impact on how smoothly and efficiently the facility runs. These ten ideas will help keep them motivated throughout the day and encourage them to perform their best at all times.

Topics: Order Picking

7 Reasons Why Great Order Picking Staff might be Hard to Find

Warehouses and production facilities with marginal performing order pickers are doomed to fail. An order picking staff must have excellence as they review incoming material or product orders, find those materials and products on the shelves and deliver them to the loading area to be wrapped and put on a delivery truck. Their role may also include more responsibility of wrapping and loading the trucks.

Topics: Order Picking

10 Ways an Awesome Stock Picker Eliminates Wasted Steps

When a stock picker pulls inventory from warehouse shelving to fill a custom order, he or she can do it inefficiently – or efficiently. Here are 10 ways an awesome stock picker eliminates wasted steps:

1. Good pickers work with picking methods efficiently

Topics: Productivity Order Picking

The Order Picker Job Description from A to Z

As a forward-thinking manager at a warehouse, a distribution center, or in a manufacturing plant, you know the importance of orchestrating, sustaining, and leading a state-of-the-art work environment for your team, your vendors, and your customers. You strive to create a system that is not only well-organized and highly-efficient, but also safe and waste-free. While there are lots of variables that contribute to creating such an operation, one integral factor directly contributing to the success (or demise) of your facility is the work ethic of your order pickers.

From A to Z, here’s a look at the order picker job description: the ideal qualities, characteristics, and skills of top-of-the-line order pickers:    

Topics: Productivity Order Picking

How an Order Picker May be the Most Important Person in a Warehouse

At the heart of a warehouse is the order picker who facilitates the transition of products in storage to move them on to eager buyers. Because they are at the very hub of the process, it is reasonable to say the order picker may be the most important person in a warehouse.

Topics: Order Picking

10 Reasons Why a Warehouse is WORTHLESS Without the Right Warehouse Picking Carts

As you search for information beyond generic warehouse carts and narrow yit to order picking carts on the Internet, most will provide only one or two benefits in any detail.  To get the full scope of benefits, you will take more time to conduct searches, which is unnecessary and unproductive downtime.  

Unproductive downtime has been and remains a very real concern for companies that are involved in manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution operations.  You might be taking for granted one simple addition, order picking carts, which can translate into a variety of benefits and savings and dramatically improve the accuracy and efficiency of your warehouse.

Topics: Order Picking

What is a mispick in the order picking process?

Mispicks in the order picking process can be easily defined and understood.  Order picking is the process of pulling items from inventory in the warehouse to fill a customer order.  However, eliminating mispicks is a costly and ongoing dilemna.

In fact, distribution centers are losing an average of nearly $390,000 per year due to mis-picks, according to a study conducted by Intermec, Inc. 

Topics: Order Picking

Picking Error Problems - Suggestions and Solutions

To err is human and order picking is not an exception.  To accept marginal performance and not be diligent with finding solutions for picking errors is costly.  To conquer problems related to errors in order picking, below you will find suggestions from those who have already found solutions.

Topics: Order Picking

The Most Exciting Technology for Warehouses, Picking and Distribution

Today we share insights about the best new technologies for warehouses, especially those including a small piece picking operation. What technology changes or enhancements are working for other companies now.

Topics: News Order Picking

The Scoop on Order Picking and How to Improve Productivity Without Software

The order picking process has become an important part of the supply chain process. It is the most labor-intensive activity for almost every warehouse.  The cost of order picking is estimated to be as much as 55% of the total warehouse operating expense.  Considering the time and expense invested, even small improvements in the order picking process has an immediate impact on the bottom line.

Topics: Order Picking