MOVE THINGS AROUND WITH WAREHOUSE SLOTTING

Using slotting analysis is good way to improve warehouse efficiency. Giving fast movers better locations, grouping products that often are ordered together, and put heavy items in the beginning of pick routes can save a lot of time and money. And Astro WMS® Slotting is the perfect tool to make it happen.

Are you wasting your best space on slow movers? Do your frequency classifications get out-dated? Do you spend too much time on optimizing product placement with your current tools? If the answer is yes, you need Astro WMS® Slotting, a dynamic slotting tool for optimizing product slotting.

PRODUCT SLOTTING – GET A GRIP ON ITEM PLACEMENT

Using the data stored by Astro WMS®, the dynamic slotting module will help you analyze and adjust SKU placement in your warehouse for optimal picking efficiency. Placing fast movers at easy-to-access locations will reduce your picking times and distances. And you can identify SKUs that are regularly picked together and place them in adjacent locations.

Slotting analysis can also reduce product damage. For example, you can arrange your picking strategy and layout so that heavy items are located at the beginning of pick runs. This will ensure they are placed on the pallet first.

Another important area for slotting is replenishment. Slotting analysis can help you determine the appropriate slot sizes based on picking frequency. This information will help you determine costs for replenishment and placement activities, providing you with a balanced view for making an appropriate financial and space decision.

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PLANNING THE WAY AHEAD – BENEFITS OF DYNAMIC SLOTTING

Slotting is a tool you need to revisit frequently. And to be most effective, your slotting analysis should include input from other areas of your warehouse operations. Here again, Astro WMS® can deliver accurate SKU as well as transaction (sales) data.

In summary, Astro WMS® Slotting can:
• Increase picked lines with up to 30 % per hour
• Reduce labour costs through increased productivity
• Lower storage footprint
• Save up to 30 % in operating costs per picked line
• Minimize equipment wear and tear
• Increase order shipping throughput and accuracy

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