“Totes stacked between pick zones? Pickers waiting for the next order? Pick
zones not balanced? Pickers crossing paths? Pickers at the same pick location? These are common occurrences for order fulfillment and store replenishment operations when demand is unpredictable and forecasts are unreliable. Solutions offered by the experts often include slotting analysis, automation, additional accumulation conveyor, and more space.
Before any major investment is considered to alleviate the problems of inconsistent work flow in a picking, pick/pack, or put to store operation, consider Dynamic Zone Picking.”
Newsletter Winter 2009