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Improve Warehouse Productivity With Put to Light Systems

Date: Fri, May 22nd, 2015 12:00:00 am

If you experience high warehouse costs due to order picking, there are solutions that save your company a bundle. You just need to know what to look for. Pick to light and put to light are two options that cut costs by improving productivity. Data has shown that productivity increases by 40% with pick to light solutions.

The average warehouse spends 55% of costs on order picking. If an employee picks the wrong item, it costs a business close to $390,000. What could your company do with that kind of money? Hire additional pickers? Implement a pick to light and put to light system in your warehouse and see how it changes operations for the better.

If you’ve never heard of pick to light fulfillment systems until now, you’re going to be impressed. Pick to light is perfect for small numbers of SKUs. It gives operators information about where an item is in a warehouse. Employees find the item, pick it up, and send it to packaging where it’s placed in a box and prepared for shipment.

Put to light is similar but used in retail distribution channels to replenish sold out stock in stores. There are benefits to having this system in place at your warehouse. Some things for you to consider is increased accuracy, shorter order cycle times, and improved customer service. This means larger and more frequent orders.

Put to light technology is perfect for smaller orders. It’s greater in consistency on a day-to-day basis. Put to light is great for managing a large number of SKUs. Think about the amount of time you’ll save on labor alone!

Put to light systems change the warehouse environment for the better. They make it so operations move smoothly. Employees are better equipped to handle the job at hand. Productivity and profitability increases with put to light systems.

Improve your warehouse productivity with put to light systems! To get started, call Kuecker Logistics Group at 816.331.7070.