Bin Pick Rates can be created to stipulate the level of difficulty involved in picking stock from certain locations. For example, Picking Locations at around waist height are probably the easiest to pick from, whilst those on the floor or at head height can be considerably more difficuly.
Bin Pick Rates can be used to determine a least walk picking route around your warehouse, but their greatest strength is the fact that they can affectively advise your warehouse team as to how best to lay out stock within your warehouse. This feature of the system is known as Bin Optimisation. When used in conjunction with the Forecasting System, the Bin Optimisation system can forecast which of your products are going to be your best sellers. The system can therefore advise that the warehouse team move the best selling items, to the locations with the best pick rates. This will obviously mean moving stock which currently resides in these locations and the Bin Optimisation system will tell you exactly whereabouts to put this stock as well. Ultimately the Bin Optimisation system can be used to move specific items to Fast Moving Picking locations, optimise certain areas or Zones, or even optimise your whole warehouse.
Volumetrics Engine for Automated Location Decisions
Volumetric measurements (Height / Width / Depth) can be assigned to all SKU's and Locations. Processes such as Stock Put Away, Replenishment and Bin Optimisation can be performed using Volumetric calculations. Also, it is possible for Product Volumetric measurements to be used to calculate the best packaging and Courier service to use to dispatch your items.