Warehouse staff can spot items more quickly, verify the pick, and move on to the next SKU. Likewise, a stocker can go through and verify shelf restocks with a button click.
Pick-to-light systems are not new, but the ease of use and deployment are. The pick-to-light definition is a light-assisted system that visually cues the picker in on the location of merchandise on their pick ticket. For operations large and small, pick-to-light is a great way to generate better productivity and improve order service.
Let’s Talk KPI
KPI should not stand for Kicking (and screaming) Per Issue. KPI means Key Performance Indicators, and are the way to run a warehouse. Your top six KPIs should be:
- Receiving and Put-away
How much time does it take to receive and put away each line?
- Inventory Accuracy
Is your live inventory accurate?
- Inventory Turnover
How many times per year can you sell your entire inventory?
- Order Turnaround
What is the average turnaround time once an order is generated?
- Pick and Pack
What is the utilization rate of staff and equipment in picking and preparing for shipment?
- Orders Shipped per Day
Fully staffed and working on an average day, how many orders does the shipping department get on the truck?
Not Your Father’s Pick-to-Light
Working with a Pick-to-Light system should not blow out the budget, and the sooner a new business starts managing inventory and picking procedures, the better off the organization will be.
Change and disruption can be great! However, only as long as they are deployed the right way. Find out with a simple starter kit what Voodoo Robotics can do to manage warehousing and stocking situations large and small.
Let’s have a conversation so we can better understand your needs. Schedule a demo or contact us and get control of your mispicks!
If the system avoids just a few mispicks, it’s paid for itself!