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Grouping Orders on Task based on first pick in pick sequence

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edited Apr 11, 2019 7:01AM in Warehouse Management 7 comments


If a task needs to be broken on 6 orders for instance, then group the orders based on their first pick location and not on their order number sequence


Currently when a task is created and broken on order number break by qty, it groups the orders together based on Order number sequence.  This completely ignores the allocation of where the stock is stored in the pick path, which leads to inefficient task building where pickers would need to walk further to complete tasks.

If the system can have a parameter to break the task on first pick location in pick sequence per order, then it will at least ensure that orders that start close to each other in the pick path are grouped together in the same task.  A rough calculation on our part has found that we can reduce our travelling distance by about 40% on tasks if this functionality existed.  Thus, we are currently running at a big inefficiency while this functionality does not exist.

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