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6 Steps to Increased Operational Efficiency with Improved Picking

6 Steps to Increased Operational Efficiency with Improved Picking

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Increase Picks Lead to Increased Revenue

Efficient order picking is vital in warehouse management. According to “Warehouse Management” by Gwynne Richards, the pick and pack process can contribute up to 45% of operating costs. Delayed order fulfilment due to increased travel time can result in reduced customer satisfaction and higher expenses.

Human error plays a massive role in negatively impacting picking times and overall productivity. This article looks at how to break through old barriers to new, higher levels of worker-driven efficiency, and a much-improved ROI.

Picking Challenges

Inventory mismanagement can lead to tremendous frustration for both customers and employees. Not only does it contribute to late shipments for a significant portion (around 34%) of businesses, but it also has a ripple effect throughout the entire supply chain. For instance, slow picking times, which can be a direct consequence of stock mismanagement, not only lead to employee exhaustion but also result in longer delivery times. Additionally, warehouses can end up spending a staggering amount of time (up to 60%) on picking items alone, diverting valuable resources and hampering overall operational efficiency.

Moreover, the ramifications of inventory mismanagement extend beyond operational inconveniences. High error rates in manual order entry, which often stem from mismanaged inventory, can severely disappoint customers and erode their loyalty. Even a seemingly small error rate of around 1% can have a significant impact on customer satisfaction and brand perception.

Therefore, it becomes imperative for businesses to implement robust inventory management systems and practices to mitigate these challenges. By doing so, they can not only improve customer satisfaction and loyalty but also enhance overall operational efficiency and profitability.

Challenge Impact
Inventory Mismanagement Lost sales, frustrated customers & employees.
Slow Picking Times Increased labour costs, exhausted workforce.
High Error Rates Return & re-shipping costs, disappointed customers.


6 Steps to Increased Operational Efficiency

1.Ensure Scanning Accuracy and Quality

Learn how an integrated hardware and software scanning solution can enhance barcode scanning readability and accuracy. With the Conker BG2L Rugged Wearable Barcode scanner, streamline operations, enhance productivity, and minimise errors in warehouse operations.

2.Improve Mobile Device Management

Stay up-to-date on picking analytics, device tracking, and prevention of scanner misplacement. Stay informed about critical device data in real-time, no matter where you are. Experience the power of the Conker SW9 Rugged Smart Watch, offering a robust CPU, rugged durability, and generous storage right on your wrist.

3.Optimize Process and Layout

Warehouse operations can be incredibly intricate and require adaptability to handle the constantly changing demands. To ensure efficiency and productivity, it is crucial to stay informed about the activities taking place on the shop floor. By leveraging additional data, such as real-time inventory updates and performance metrics, you can gain a deeper understanding of the operation’s dynamics, making informed decisions and optimising overall performance.

4.Increase Worker Health and Safety

To the overall health and safety of workers, it is crucial to implement process-specific settings. By doing so, the aim is to minimise the occurrence of incorrect scans, which can lead to potential risks and hazards. This proactive approach ensures a safer and healthier working environment for all employees involved.

5.Augment Worker Guidance and Workflows

Enhance worker guidance and workflows with the Conkers Companion devices. These state-of-the-art devices, along with the Conkers Wearable glove scanners, provide seamless access to on-the-go information. With their cutting-edge technology and user-friendly design, these tools streamline the way information is accessed and used in various industries. Stay ahead of the curve with Conkers and experience a new level of efficiency and productivity in your work environment.

6.Enhance Employee Satisfaction & Retention

Enhance employee satisfaction and increase retention rates by harnessing the transformative power of advanced scanning technology. With just the push of a button, unlock a world of untapped benefits, including streamlined workflow processes, improved accuracy, and heightened efficiency. Give your team the tools they need to succeed and watch as productivity soars to new heights.

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Benefits of Modern Tech in Warehousing

The process of digital transformation can present complexities and challenges, but it is an indispensable investment for warehouses striving to stay competitive and meet modern market demands. Notably, the impact of mobile barcode scanning technologies on warehouse management is significant. Through task automation, real-time visibility enhancements, and empowering workers, these mobile technologies can boost warehouse productivity and operational efficiency by up to 25%.

Furthermore, in this era of technological innovation, we introduce rugged handheld scanners and wearable gloves. These solutions not only reduce order processing errors by 30% but also further enhance overall warehouse productivity. By embracing these advancements, warehouses can optimise their operations, improve performance, and deliver excellence in the industry.

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Employee Satisfaction & Retention

Enhanced job satisfaction can be attained through the integration of wearable technology, which not only promotes a safer working environment but also empowers employees with advanced tools and opportunities for skill development. This not only leads to a reduction in turnover but also fosters an atmosphere of efficiency and innovation, ensuring long-term success for both the employees and the organisation.

Equip your warehouse with the latest technology and see the difference in efficiency and satisfaction


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