Ensuring that component items for manufacturing works orders are always picked in the fastest, most accurate way is an important concern for any manufacturing business. For such businesses, barcode scanning technology is becoming an integral part of everyday warehouse operations. However, simply using barcodes is not enough to ensure maximum efficiency is being achieved, as businesses need to also ensure they have the right processes in place so that pickers collect components from around the warehouse in the most practical way too.
It is often the case that one manufactured item on a works order will share some of the same components with other manufactured items on different works orders. Similarly, there may be several works orders for the same manufactured item. Without the right system in place, businesses can often find that staff will travel to a bin to collect component stock for one works order, only to find that they then have to travel back to the same bin to collect more of the same stock as it is needed for another works order. By having pickers collect the quantity required for each works order separately, even though multiple works orders may require the same component stock, businesses will find picking efficiency levels drop massively and manufacturing work can fall victim to unnecessary delays.
Improve Processes With Amalgamated Works Order Picking
With OrderWise Manufacturing, together with OrderWise Mobile WMS Devices, businesses already have a fast and accurate method of picking components for a works order bill of materials. As standard, these devices have the ability to direct pickers to collect component stock from around the warehouse using the most logical walk route.
Here at OrderWise however, just because we already have existing functionality it does not stop us from constantly looking at how we can make it even better and more efficient. Now in version 12.3 of OrderWise, if there are multiple works orders containing common components then these can be amalgamated. This means that the picker will be sent to the relevant bin and told to pick the overall quantity of the common components required for several works orders rather than as individual picks for each works order they for which they are required.
With this new enhancement, businesses can further utilise OrderWise Mobile WMS Devices to achieve even greater warehouse efficiency by now picking component stock for multiple works orders much more quickly and in a more streamlined manner. This ensures that not only is time saved but warehouse productivity is increased.
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