WAREHOUSE SOLUTIONS

 

warehouse solutions - simulation engineering technologies
warehouse solutions - simulation engineering technologies

SET provides expert warehouse solutions for optimization with the use of the Optislot software, developed by Optricity. We assist warehouses improve ROI by optimising operations with advanced slotting technologies. Benefits include: increased efficiencies and labour reduction. Overall order quality and customer satisfaction improves and capital expenses can be reduced or delayed.

Advanced Slotting Technology Addresses Operational Challenges

  • Inefficient picking operations due to SKU proliferation and variability in seasonal and promotional volumes
  • Running out of warehouse space; but not yet ready to expand or move
  • Management demands to increase productivity without new equipment purchases
  • Existing space not fully optimised creating picking and putaway inefficiencies
  • Product damage is impacting customer satisfaction
  • Picking travel distance and congestion increase as new products are shoved into first available space without regard to pick path
  • Ergonomic challenges increasing workers compensation expenses
warehouse solutions - simulation engineering technologies

Achieving ROI

Choosing SET for your slotting solution, enables you to maximise warehouse efficiencies and improve your ROI through the following methods:

  • A reduction in labour costs associated with picking and replenishment tasks
  • Revenue growth from higher fulfilment volumes, without adding staff or space
  • Maximising space utilisation by determining optimal locations
  • Optimising product placement and picking productivity in response to seasonality and volume changes
  • Improving picking efficiencies by slotting product in direct proximity to pick zones
  • Reduction of travel times to locate and pick SKUs
  • Integration of slotting moves with other warehouse tasks
  • Planning of labour required to perform re-slotting

 

Before and after Optimization: Using OptiSlot DC™ to optimise warehouse slotting with a user-defined slotting strategy yields a 95% score improvement in the example below:

warehouse solutions - simulation engineering technologies
warehouse solutions - simulation engineering technologies

Traditionally, the larger the distribution center and the greater the number of SKUs, the more complex the slotting issues become. Increasingly, operations with lower SKU counts, but high inventory turns are recognising, they, too, can benefit substantially from slotting improvements. As such, large complex distribution operations and lower SKU/high turn environments experience tremendous benefits with rapid return on investment.

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