“I Want To Improve Picking And Packing Productivity Without Modifying My WMS System”

With a new on-demand economy emerging, businesses are pressured to focus on convenience and flexibility as primary metrics for success. As a result, behind the scenes,

warehouses have to fulfil orders faster than ever before, all while cutting costs to preserve profit margins.

Sure, an effective Warehouse Management System (WMS) can streamline operations on a macro level, but…

1. Make better use of ground-level experience to improve workflows and productivity

2. The critical benefits of FulfillmentEdge

3. I Want To Deploy FulfillmentEdge – What Next?

How can businesses make better use of ground-level experience to improve their workflows and overall productivity?

Workflow Advantage

FulfillmentEdge is a solution that bridges the gap between warehouse pickers and Warehouse Management Systems. It uses WMS information collected via WiFi access points and RFID systems to create dynamic workflows. In action, this equips workers with

intuitive screens and precise, real-time step-by-step instructions to enable them to pick multiple orders simultaneously based on their location and the location of various other assets around them. This has been shown to improve picker productivity by as much as 24%.

For example, think of a rush order for same-day shipping. FulfillmentEdge can instantly identify workers picking along a path that includes the location of items in that rush order and automatically update the work order to enable fulfillment in record time.

A rather substantial side-note on FulfillmentEdge is that – because of the simplicity of its interface – studies have demonstrated up to a 90% reduction in onboarding and training times for new workers. This is especially relevant for businesses that undergo seasonal shifts in picking demand and those regularly acquiring recruits.

What are the key benefits of FulfillmentEdge?

There are several critical reasons for deploying FulfillmentEdge, many of which we’ve touched on in the previous section. In summary, they are:

– No modifications required for existing WMS or ERP systems

– Consolidates existing IT infrastructure

– Boosts picking productivity by as much as 24%

– Reduces onboarding times for new workers by as much as 90%

I Want To Deploy FulfillmentEdge – What Next?

If you still need to implement RFID systems, we can start by working with you to deploy the necessary IT infrastructure. This alone will realise some initial savings and efficiencies. We can then work with solution experts from Zebra Technologies to implement FulfillmentEdge. We’ll be there to point you in the right direction if you need anything else.

If you already have progressive IT infrastructure and want to explore FulfillmentEdge, visit our Contact Us page.

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