Order Fulfillment

Boost productivity and seamless operations with a customized order management system. See how implementing a retrieval & distribution process will ensure efficiency & accuracy in your facility.

  • Cluster picking for speedy order fulfillment

    Cluster picking for speedy order fulfillment

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Cluster picking is an order picking technique whereby warehouse pickers collect products for several orders simultaneously. The cluster picking strategy optimizes operators’ throughput by saving them from making unnecessary movements while picking orders.

  • Put-to-light order picking technology

    Put-to-light order picking technology

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Put-to-light devices consist of an order picking system that uses LED lights to streamline order fulfillment. All put-to-light systems are connected via the warehouse management software, which coordinates the devices to achieve maximum efficiency.

  • Ecommerce fulfillment: challenges and solutions

    Ecommerce fulfillment: challenges and solutions

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    For ecommerce fulfillment to be efficient and productive, it’s essential to minimize errors in order picking. Implementing warehouse management software is a go-to solution for maximizing throughput in order preparation in an ecommerce warehouse.

  • First mile delivery: the start to a successful shipment

    First mile delivery: the start to a successful shipment

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    First-mile delivery begins when an order enters the system and ends when it is loaded onto the transport truck. Its optimization is key to ensuring that the rest of the supply chain operations, especially last-mile delivery, are competitive and profitable.

  • Flexible fulfillment and the supply chain

    Flexible fulfillment and the supply chain

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Flexible fulfillment prioritizes the sale and delivery of an order over the profitability of that order. To that end, orders can be dispatched from any distribution center or even from physical stores.

  • Picking list: an example applied to the warehouse

    Picking list: an example applied to the warehouse

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    The picking list is a document used by operators in charge of preparing orders. In digital or paper format, it details the products, quantities, locations, aisles, racks, and travel routes used to pick an order.

  • GS1-128 barcodes in logistics

    GS1-128 barcodes in logistics

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    GS1-128 barcodes constitute the supply chain application of GS1 Code 128: a widespread standard in logistics for identifying a product’s characteristics by means of encoded characters. Using GSI-128 labels in conjunction with a WMS increases efficiency in the warehouse.

  • What is drop shipping? A logistics view

    What is drop shipping? A logistics view

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    What is drop shipping? It’s an e-commerce practice whereby an intermediary and a wholesaler reach an agreement to share the different stages of marketing a product: one takes care of the sale, while the other is in charge of the logistics process. But what are the keys to making this method work? We’ll analyze it all in this post.

  • Order processing: the key to efficient operations

    Order processing: the key to efficient operations

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Order processing is the operation that prepares products requested by customers for dispatch in the form of orders. It’s the logistics operation in which most mistakes are made and which is the costliest for businesses.

  • Augmented reality applications for warehouse logistics

    Augmented reality applications for warehouse logistics

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Augmented reality and wearable technology (e.g., finger barcode readers and voice-picking devices) play a key role in warehouse logistics. These tools free up the hands of operators, enabling them to increase productivity in their daily tasks.

  • Kitting: optimizing assembly in the warehouse

    Kitting: optimizing assembly in the warehouse

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Kitting is the strategy that involves grouping together the individual parts that make up a product to then send them to the assembly lines. Once there, operators have all the materials they need to do their job: put together the various parts.

  • D2C: advantages of direct-to-consumer sales

    D2C: advantages of direct-to-consumer sales

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    D2C (direct-to-consumer) warehouses are a common solution for maximizing profits: eliminating the middleman lowers costs. In this article, we’ll define a direct-to-consumer sales channel as applied to industry and set out the pros and cons of D2C warehouses.

  • Pick lists for an error-free warehouse

    Pick lists for an error-free warehouse

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Pick lists are used to organize the sequence for collecting products in a warehouse for their subsequent dispatch. What information should they contain? And what advantages can a WMS bring to the creation of picking lists? We'll show you in our article.

  • Pick-to-cart: when should I use it?

    Pick-to-cart: when should I use it?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Pick-to-cart: with this method, operators move to product locations using a cart, where they deposit and sort the goods. We’ll show you when to implement this picking system and for which types of warehouses it’s suitable.

  • Picking and packing: what's the difference?

    Picking and packing: what's the difference?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Picking and packing refer to the preparation of orders in the warehouse. However, there are nuances that set them apart. Find out which tasks make up each area and which best practices you can implement to optimize them at your storage facility.

  • Groupage: definition and applications in logistics

    Groupage: definition and applications in logistics

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Groupage or consolidation is a well-established method in logistics. We’ll cover its main applications in transportation and storage operations. Check out our blog!

  • Logistics packaging: how to optimize the process

    Logistics packaging: how to optimize the process

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Logistics packaging can lead to major advances in picking process efficiency. How can you optimize product packaging and palletization? We’ll show you several solutions that improve productivity in this area.

  • Batch picking: when should I use it in my warehouse?

    Batch picking: when should I use it in my warehouse?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Batch picking consists of picking various units with the same SKU for different orders in one run. We’ll show you the various types of this picking method and when to apply it in your warehouse.

  • When wave picking applies

    When wave picking applies

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Wave picking is one of the most organized, efficient methods of picking in the warehouse. In our article, we show you what wave picking is all about, when to apply it and its advantages for optimizing picking operations.

  • Safer manual picking for operators and goods

    Safer manual picking for operators and goods

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Safer, more ergonomic manual picking for workers and goods is a priority in optimal warehouse management. Get to know the secrets of safe manual picking with Interlake Mecalux: Easy WMS software, picking assistive systems, machine use and occupational health and safety training.

  • Voice picking systems: everything you need to know

    Voice picking systems: everything you need to know

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Voice picking systems act as a go-between for the WMS's orders, simplifying order preparation tasks. Our article provides an in-depth look at how the system works, its advantages and what needs to be considered before implementing this picking assistive system.

  • Phase into picking and order prep

    Phase into picking and order prep

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Knowing the different picking phases is the first step to optimizing each and every operation connected to them. In our article, we take a detailed look at what they consist of and what elements can be improved at each stage to achieve greater overall pick productivity.

  • How do you plan logistical operations in peak season?

    How do you plan logistical operations in peak season?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Peak season logistics operations are characterized by high market demands and the enormous volume of orders handled. Meeting a concentrated demand in a short period of time is one of the most important challenges of warehouse or logistics managers.

  • Automated picking: accelerate your pick tasks

    Automated picking: accelerate your pick tasks

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    When we talk about automatic picking, we’re talking about the application of systems that completely take over picking tasks (i.e., order fulfillment). What equipment does this involve? What advantages can we get from setting up automated picking? We'll show you in our article.

  • Lock stock and picking: main order fulfillment methods

    Lock stock and picking: main order fulfillment methods

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    There are different order fulfillment methods: how do you know which one is the best fit for your warehouse? Here, we review how the main types of picking are classified and the considerations to take into account when choosing one or the other.

  • E-commerce Order Fulfillment: 5 Obstacles to Overcome

    E-commerce Order Fulfillment: 5 Obstacles to Overcome

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Review the five leading challenges of e-commerce order fulfillment and prepare to arm yourself with the tools to overcome them. From team-building to technology, learn to identify the common obstacles of the industry in order to avoid failure and leap towards success.

  • Seven Ways to Improve E-commerce Order Fulfillment Processes

    Seven Ways to Improve E-commerce Order Fulfillment Processes

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Discover our expert recommendations to help you maximize the success of your e-commerce order fulfillment processes. Learn how to increase the precision with which goods are handled in order to reduce costs while at the same time boosting profits and productivity.

  • E-commerce Fulfillment & the Systems Which Lead to Success

    E-commerce Fulfillment & the Systems Which Lead to Success

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Is your distribution center able to keep pace with the extreme demands of e-commerce fulfillment? Here we discuss the automated systems and software which significantly cut labor demand and enable your facility to maximize productivity to keep pace with this highly competitive sector.

  • Benefits of Goods to Person Order Fulfillment

    Benefits of Goods to Person Order Fulfillment

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Optimize the speed and accuracy of your warehouse operations with the implementation of goods to person order fulfillment systems. Discover the benefits this strategy can bring to your facility and the innovative equipment that will help you surpass your goals.

  • Order Fulfillment Systems: Comparison of strategies

    Order Fulfillment Systems: Comparison of strategies

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Gain insight into the various warehouse order fulfillment systems available and learn about the advantages of man-to-goods and goods-to-man strategies. From fundamental racking to advanced automated picking systems, we explain the essentials so that you can decide which method is best for your facility.

  • Order Fulfillment Automation: Is it time to integrate systems?

    Order Fulfillment Automation: Is it time to integrate systems?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Make sure your company is at the forefront of the logistics and distribution sector through the integration of order fulfillment automation systems. Here our blog breaks down the advantages of automated processes and how you can determine when it’s time for your company to move forward with their implementation.

  • Five ways to optimize your order fulfillment processes

    Five ways to optimize your order fulfillment processes

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Do you waste time during order picking? Start optimizing your picking and packing by following our solid business advice. Find out tricks on how to not waste time or money, and increase customer satisfaction at the same time.

  • Errors to avoid during order processing

    Errors to avoid during order processing

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Mecalux gives you the right picking tools to get your processes rolling: all those key elements to improve your customers’ overall user experience. An incorrect label, errors in picking or packaging items are some of the mistakes that must be detected to reduce your business costs.

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