A straight-forward way to improve pick labor productivity is to eliminate the travel back and forth to the office and the shipping/packaging areas between order picks. One way to accomplish this is to have one operator pick multiple orders at the same time, or Cluster Pick, if possible. […]
Warehouse within a Warehouse
Using a Forward Pick strategy helps keep a smaller volume of inventory in easily accessible bins (Forward Pick) with the excess stock in remote bins (Reserve Storage) (Figure 1). The Forward Pick zone in a warehouse functions as a “warehouse within a warehouse”: many of the most popular SKUs are stored there in small amounts, […]
Know Your Order Profile
A basic principle to optimizing warehouse space is evaluating and selecting the most space efficient storage equipment. Using more dense storage equipment is a key factor to reduce space requirements. […]
Know Your ABCs
Paying attention to the fastest selling items to make sure they are located in the most advantageous picking position will generate significant labor cost savings. If available space is a concern, slotting will also help improve storage utilization by focusing on the slowest movers to see if their assigned bin space can be reduced. […]
Space Utilization Part Two
In Part two of our Space Utilization series, “The Supply Chain Doctor” Chris Barnes discusses more ways you can utilize space in your Warehouse. Think Cubic Feet The impact of using vertical storage space depends on your current storage clear height and product stack-ability restrictions. For example, in the beverage industry, a stack height limitation […]
Space Utilization Part One
In the first of a two part series, The Supply Chain Doctor Chris Barnes will be discussing various Space Utilization concepts. […]
Who are Korber? What you need to know as a Impact WMS Customer.
In August 2017, Körber acquired HighJump, which is now managed under its business area, Körber Supply Chain. Körber brings together a number of companies, including 12 supply chain technology providers (four in automation and eight in software and consulting). These 12 providers include two WMS providers that have multiple WMS solutions. HighJump (named Körber since […]
Is your Warehouse productive?
Most people want to do a good job, know where they stand, and be recognized for their performance. One easy way to accomplish this and also improve productivity is to develop a simple process measuring performance and posts results in the warehouse. It does not have to be a complicated process. Simply measuring and recording […]
Easy Warehouse Improvement Idea: Apply 6S
At its core 6S supports establishing a visual workplace and is a part of Kaizen – a system of continual improvement – a component of getting lean. […]
Welcome To Our New Blog Section!
To celebrate our new website Impact WMS are launching our new Blog section.
Check out our first post where we will be outlining topics for the upcoming weeks. […]