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Pick-to-clear.Logic directs picking to the locations with the smallest quantities onhand.This logic is great for space utilization.Reserved Locations.This is used when you want to predetermine specific locationsto put away to or pick from.An application for reserved locations would be cross-docking, where you may specify certain quantities of an inbound shipment be movedto specific outbound staging locations or directly to an awaiting outbound trailer.Nearest Location.Also called proximity picking/put away, this logic looks to theclosest available location to that of the previous put away or pick.You need to look atthe setup and test this type of logic to verify that it is picking the shortest route and notthe actual nearest location.Since the shortest distance between two points is astraight line, this logic may pick a location 30 feet away (thinking it’s closest) that
WAREHOUSING & INVENTORY MANAGEMENTCII Institute of Logistics, Chennai92requires the worker to travel 200 feet up and down aisles to get to it while there wasanother available location 50 feet away in the same aisle (50 is longer than 30).Maximize Cube.Cube logic is found in most WMS systems however it is seldomused.Cube logic basically uses unit dimensions to calculate cube (cubic inches perunit) and then compares this to the cube capacity of the location to determine howmuch will fit.Now if the units are capable of being stacked into the location in amanner that fills every cubic inch of space in the location, cube logic will work.Sincethis rarely happens in the real world, cube logic tends to be impractical.Consolidate.Looks to see if there is already a location with the same product storedin it with available capacity.May also create additional moves to consolidate likeproduct stored in multiple locations.Lot Sequence.Used for picking or replenishment, this will use the lot number or lotdate to determine locations to pick from or replenish from.It’s very common to combine multiple logic methods to determine the best location.For example you may chose to use pick-to-clear logic within first-in-first-out logic whenthere are multiple locations with the same receipt date.You also may change the logicbased upon current workload.During busy periods you may chose logic that optimizesproductivity while during slower periods you switch to logic that optimizes spaceutilization5.2 Other Functionality/ConsiderationsWave Picking/Batch Picking/Zone Picking.Support for various picking methodsvaries from one system to another.In high-volume fulfillment operations, picking logiccan be a critical factor in WMS selection.Task Interleaving.Task interleaving describes functionality that mixes dissimilartasks such as picking and put away to obtain maximum productivity.Used primarily infull-pallet-load operations, task interleaving will direct a lift truck operator to put away a

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