Order fulfillment has become an increasingly complex process by which companies must efficiently receive, process, and ship a wide variety of products. Often times, companies find difficulty in maintaining inventory and responding to sales orders in a timely manner without the proper equipment or software systems, but that is where Westfalia can help.
Westfalia's automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) can virtually accommodate any strategy, whether manual or automated order picking, and handles products of all shapes and sizes. During the order fulfillment process, operators can configure their system to control routes and sequences to enable better overall performance of the warehouse. The AS/RS also utilizes pick-to-light technology and voice picking solutions to effectively organize, manage, and retrieve items regardless of their size, moving speed, and whether or not they are palletized.
Benefits of Order Picking Systems
The aim of the AS/RS order picking system is to reduce costs by eliminating the need for workers to travel and search for items. Westfalia’s ability to link 100% of reserve storage to the individual warehouse order selector reduces double handling often found in classic single-deep and double-deep storage systems. It also gives warehouses the ability to strategically store products and create more space for additional inventory. This directly reduces labor and storage costs, which ultimately passes savings to customers and drives a business's competitive advantage.
Successful Order Fulfillment Process
A major concern with larger organizations is the ability to maintain excellent customer satisfaction with escalating supply chain costs, which often stems from the complexity of their order management system. Establishing a successful order fulfillment process with an AS/RS has significant advantages that minimize these challenges:
- Labor cost
- Workers’ safety
- Warehouse capacity for necessary inventory and product availability
- Ability to combine different processes inside the same building
- Just in time order requirements
Why Choose Westfalia
Westfalia understands that every business has its own processes, so a “one-size-fits-all” system isn’t always optimal. Combining different order picking strategies and technologies in superior warehouse picking equipment will optimize order management and processing systems and ultimately generate more business. For more information on how Westfalia can provide and customize your order fulfillment solutions, contact us today.