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Picking Perfection News Magazine Explored Simple Productivity Improvements

East Granby, CT, September 18, 2014 –(– In the current issue of Picking Perfection, a weekly e-news publication by Pcdata USA, productivity, simple procedural improvements are highlighted. When companies want to improve productivity, simple procedural improvements often can be faster, cheaper, and more effective than a big technology investment. Simple solutions such as Pick-to-light and pick carts are efficiency-builders with rapid ROI (return-on-investment).

In the September 15th issue of Picking Perfection Recent research examined the distribution centers (DCs) of a retail organization with seven subsidiaries and a product assortment of about 300,000 SKUs (stock keeping units). The orders for the subsidiaries are picked manually in the warehouse, which is very labor intensive. Shipments have to be finished at about the same time, which leads to peak loads in the picking process. The picking process is a costly operation. The combined picking of several orders (constrained by the size of the orders and the cart capacity) leads to a total reduction of about 60% in walking time, using a simple order clustering strategy in combination with a newly developed routing strategy. The reduction in total order picking time drove a 19% reduction in the number of pickers required.

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Pcdata USA Pick to light systems are part of a lean process, offering shorter throughput times, fewer errors, significant cost savings; additionally the result is increased customer satisfaction, a faster ability to supply products, and process transparency. Traditional picking methods are one of highest expenses when operating a warehouse. Pcdata USA lowers that cost through leading edge Pick to Light systems. Pcdata USA installation versus implementation products are experiencing huge growth in hundreds of business sectors throughout North America.

Pcdata USA ( is a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation. Pcdata USA offers affordable out-of-the-box warehouse optimization solutions. Contact Pcdata USA at (855) 844-1086. Follow Pcdata USA on Twitter @pcdatausa.

Pcdata USA
Antonio Rodrigues
Senior Manager
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