Reduce Bottlenecks and Increase Throughput with Batch Picking

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When workers are picking one order at a time, it slows down their productivity because they are walking several miles a day traveling back and forth to SKU locations and the order processing area. Orders waiting for “one last SKU” to complete the order can cause bottlenecks. Bottlenecks also occur in manufacturing when production stops due to parts not available when needed. Automated Storage Retrieval Machines will reduce bottlenecks and increase throughput with batch picking by managing inventory levels and locating parts at the point of use. Click here to learn more about automated storage systems.

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Efficient Picking with Automated Storage Retrieval Machines

By using Automated Storage Retrieval Machines, one worker fills multiple orders in just one pick rotation or cycle. This process is known as batch picking. Batch picking takes parts for several orders and consolidates the parts together in similar items for picking to increase throughput productivity. Automated Storage Retrieval Machines communicate with host computers to manage inventory stock counts, reorder points, and speed the picking process through “pick to light” features.

Furthermore, orders can be prioritized by importance and inventory availability to extend order cut-off times, which will allow your business to be more competitive and customer friendly. Automated Storage Retrieval Machines assist with batch picking by bringing parts automatically to the operator, instead of the operator traveling back and forth to parts’ locations. The automated machines becomes a system to manage inventory levels, improve picking speed, and ultimately eliminate bottlenecks in processing orders.

Benefits of Automated Storage Retrieval Machines and Batch Picking

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  • Increase picking speeds by up to 800%
  • Fulfill multiple orders at one time with a single picking transaction
  • Reduce bottlenecks in shipping & manufacturing
  • Extend order cutoff times to meet customer demand
  • Easily accommodate hot picks

Contact Us for Automated Storage Retrieval Machines to Increase Throughput with Batch Picking

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design, installation, and service for Automated Storage Retrieval Machines. For more information about increasing your picking productivity, give us a call toll free at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message to speak with the representative.