Successfully fulfilling a customer’s order is the goal of any 3PL, warehouse or distribution center, and fast and impeccable order picking is essential to reaching it. While the practice of order picking sounds rather simple, it represents a very big portion of operational costs. When customers receive the wrong items in their order, it results in warehouses managing returns, fulfilling a new order, and handling dissatisfied customers. Suffice it to say, if a facility does not have a flawless order picking process, they will lose money on every wrong order.
Vimaan has worked closely with leading 3PLs and Brands to understand their order picking challenges and has engineered solutions that betters inventory location, speed order fulfillment, improve picking productivity and reduce labor associated with order picking. These improvements have also been instrumental in reducing picking headcount and lowering operational costs; while improving the speed and accuracy of order fulfillment.
The promise of a warehouse management system is to improve inventory tracking, picking and put-away processes. When order pickers embark on picking missions, the picklist starts with the WMS order manifest however, without a closed-loop verification process there is no certainty that the right products and quanities were selected. Vimaan provides such a closed loop process with our manifest verification, learn more.
Inventory accuracy is a challenge in almost every warehouse we walk into, and the reasons behind the inaccuracies vary. Understanding the truth behind your inventory involves not just cycle counting of stored inventory but also accurate tracking of inventory movement and reconciling it in near real time against your WMS.