Zero in on Picking

Coffey, Damian
October 1999
Logistics & Transport Focus;Oct99, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p22
Trade Publication
The accuracy of order picking, the identification of picking errors and handling are important factors in improving the operations of distribution networks and services. When developing zero defect picking operations, it is important to consider the whole process and the error types being addressed. Both people and management are responsible for the success of order picking systems. Errors at all handling steps must be eliminated to avoid disruptions and failure to meet delivery service requirements. It is concluded that good management techniques and motivation of staff are the major factors influencing improved order picking and delivery services.


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