Goods retrieval is an important process in warehouse management that is often underestimated, even though the fulfillment of consumer orders depends on this process. There are several things that can slow down the process of retrieving goods, for examples, such as strategies for taking goods that are inefficient and inaccuracies in calculating inventory. The process of retrieving goods from slow mini storage can cause delays in the process of packing goods and shipping orders so that ultimately can cause dissatisfaction with consumers. Mixing multiple SKUs on the same rack location is very inefficient. Studies show that placing multiple SKUs on the same shelf can slow down the process of retrieving goods because operators must spend more time finding items to be taken. This can also produce failures, for example, the operator accidentally takes the wrong item, because the item is located within various diverse SKUs. So, having a separate pickup location for each SKU is a must.
You certainly don’t want to spend a lot of time taking items that are high in demand. So, separate the best-selling items from items that are not in demand. Make sure the shelf location for items with a high level of demand is quite close to the location of packaging and shipping. You can put items that are lower in demand a little further. Do not make the officer who takes the goods in your factory confusion due to the difference between the number of goods recorded in your system and the number of goods actually owned. When officers find inequality, they required to make record regulations and this can take a lot of time. To avoid this scenario, you need to make sure that you can always track the number of goods you have. Therefore, a good inventory management system is important for you to have.
There is no best strategy for taking goods for all companies because the strategy that is considered most suitable for one company is not necessarily suitable for another company. Everything depends on the number of orders, the area, and layout of the warehouse, and the policies of each company. The following are some strategies for taking goods used by manufacturing companies in general; The shipment preference classification requires the goods taker to take some items from several orders, with the same SKU at the same time. This process will be very effective if you have infrequent series with the same SKU. When that happens, the officer only requires to get one journey to the trick spot for that particular SKU.