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Understanding the root cause of system-generated shipping delays

from Distribution Digest

Cliff Holste writes, "I have been involved in a number of DC system assessments over the years and found that it is a common belief among DC operations managers that shipping delays are often the result of an insufficient amount of accumulation conveyor between picking, sorting and shipping. It's easy to understand how they arrive at this opinion after observing the system in operation and noticing how frequently alert signals are being triggered by full-line backups. In addition to being annoying, system productivity and throughput capacity are taking a major hit, and even worse many shipments are being delayed and we know how quickly that can turn ugly." more

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