What is a Zone?
A zone is a designated area within the hub that can be customized to include a combination of floors, aisles, or both. It serves as a strategic division to optimize processes such as order picking. Zones are area within the facility that is defined for specific purposes, often based on factors such as the type of products stored, the frequency of order picking, or operational considerations. Zones help organize the warehouse space and streamline various processes.
How does Omniful use Zone?
Traditional warehouse setups often lead to inefficient order picking processes, resulting in longer lead times and reduced overall operational efficiency. The major factor that reduces the operational efficiency in this case is picking. For instance, a lack of picking zones may lead to congestion and inefficiencies, as workers may need to traverse the entire warehouse to fulfill diverse orders. This can result in increased picking times, higher labor costs, and a greater likelihood of errors. In contrast, the implementation of zones allows for a more organized and systematic approach to order picking. By grouping similar products together and streamlining workflows within specific zones, the warehouse can achieve improved accuracy, faster order fulfillment, and overall operational efficiency.
Solving the pain point of inefficient picking:
- Strategic Division: Zones provide a strategic division of the hub, allowing for more organized and efficient order picking.
- Nearest Location Identification: By associating locations with specific zones, our system helps identify the nearest location of SKUs from the picker and clubs multiple order belonging to the same zones together, reducing the time and effort required for order fulfillment.
- Customization for Specific Needs: Zones can be customized based on the specific needs of your business, ensuring flexibility in optimizing order picking processes.
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