In the last class of Logistics, we were talking about picking area design. So, we can say that design is the best ally of efficiency when we talk about picking. We must take into account the next recommendations when we will design a picking area.
-Best routes: think about the movements that will be carried out by each operator and try to eliminate the passages without added value.
-Minimum distances: Excessive travels add minutes and increase risk. In addition to losing efficiency, the chances of a worker suffering a fall, blow or shock are increasing.
-Logic: Put the products that are most frequently chosen during the picking in the most visible and easy to reach places.
-Ergonomics: the responsibilities of a manager is to ensure the health of your workers. The most common selection shelves should be placed at a height between the waist and shoulder. In this way you avoid that the people in charge of carrying out the picking have to crouch or have to make manipulations of products over the shoulder.
In addition to design, it is necessary to take into account the training needs of the staff. Having well-prepared picking operators can mean that they earn minutes on a daily basis, while the confusion and insecurity caused by the lack of information is the formula for the start of delays and bottlenecks.