Solution: Commonwealth developed a plan to improve processes and re-design the distribution center. Commonwealth helped the company transition from discrete order picking to cluster picking; re-slot; re-configure the overstock area, and expand the use of the existing WMS to enable these changes. Commonwealth also developed a longer term strategy involving a move from pick-to-tote to a pick-to-shipping carton method and redesigned the material handling system.
Results: Commonwealth's client meaningfully reduced their cost per unit picked and can now support projected five-year growth without having to significantly increase labor costs.
About the Solution Provider: Commonwealth is a leading supply chain consulting firm that helps companies of all sizes structure their supply chain networks, design distribution centers, and select and implement warehouse management systems. Commonwealth is based in Boston and works with clients across the globe.
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