8.1   Minimize, Simplify, and Combine

8.2   Order Picking Schemes

8.3   Slotting Optimization

8.4   Pick-Tour Sequencing

Order picking and shipping are typically the highest priority activities for warehouse operations improvement. There are several reasons. Order picking and shipping are the most costly activities in a typical warehouse (Figure 8.1). Order picking and shipping are the most labor-intensive functions in the warehouse. To combat the labor intensity, most of the material- and information-handling systems in warehousing are devoted to the outbound activities. Many of the decision-support systems and engineering projects in a warehouse in picking and shipping. Most of the errors made in warehousing ...

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