Warehouses are increasing in style as they keep increasing their efficiency. Using the latest available technology, they store, pack and deliver the products with much-increased efficiency as before. For this, they have introduced many methods and the most recent and successful one being the pick and pack method.
Having the pick and pack method has helped customers and warehouse workers equally. Since stocking is not their only job, pick and pack warehouses have increased in number as well. Here is how they work.
Receiving The Order
The order is either received via online networks or through slips. The slips normally have a barcode or a QR scan code that helps the workers realise what the required product is. Once the product is understood, the availability is checked in the system before they make its way towards the product from its various available shelves.
The product slips or order slips are automatically generated and therefore the order cannot be manipulated by any third party. This is why they have good customer satisfaction reviews.
Picking The Required Product
Once the product is understood and spotted, it is important to know the quantity and ensure its quality of it. So from the various racks, arranged in a specific order, the products are picked. They are picked in the required quantity once the quality is checked and verified as well.
If the required quantity is not available, or the product itself is not available, the slip is sent back and the order is not picked up from the warehouse’s side. The order is either cancelled for the customer or the seller has to look for another warehouse where the product is still available.
This step has varying efficiency. The method is usually determined by the carrier or the product in question. It also differs for different businesses and the volume of sales for the particular kind of product.
Packing And Delivering Of Products
Once the products are picked, they are analyzed and sent for packing. The packaging unit makes sure the packages are in good condition. They are labelled with the required information about the shipment and customer. Once this is done, they are dispatched to the required delivery partner.
One pick and pack warehouse can have different delivery partners working for them. The packing also differs depending on the delivery partner. The orders are sorted by another worker before sending the batches to the required carriers or delivery partners.