Joined Up Warehousing
In any warehousing or manufacturing operation, errors can creep in at all stages of the process, the most common cause being human error. Whether in putting a product away in the wrong location, or picking the wrong product or an inaccurate quantity of the right product, the root cause of problems in the warehouse can almost always be traced back to something involving an error on the part of an individual.
Short of having a fully automated receipt, movement, pick and ship warehouse, no system will ever completely eliminate the human component of warehouse operations. However, systems can help to significantly reduce the opportunity for human error and, at the same time, improve overall productivity throughout the warehouse.
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