Central American Garment Manufacturer Streamlines Order Picking

Central American Garment Manufacturer Streamlines Order Picking Operations
System Overview
Features & Benefits Provided:
  • 3-level picking module effectively utilizes limited cube space
  • SKU's housed in appropriate media-based on velocity
  • RF directed picking system enhances accuracy

The Customer's View

"Five years ago, the Siggins Engineering Team worked with us to design our current distribution center - creating a five year plan for the material-handling system. We have just completed final changes that were part of the plan. Inventory capacity and staffing level projections that were part of the original plan have been right on target. The Siggins team has recently created a new five-year plan to carry us into the future."


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The Challenge

A Central American garment manufacturer needed a more efficient way of pulling orders for specialty garments—within a limited space.

Multiple sizes and colors per item needed to be pulled, prior to garments being sent for screen printing or embroidery. After completion of these value added activities, orders were shipped to distributors in the US.

The customer wanted to use available space effectively, including both the limited floor space and unused, ample overhead space.

The Solution

Using pre-engineered racking components, Siggins designed and implemented a 3-level picking-module system. Carton-flow and decked shelf-pick rack houses SKU's based on velocity. Live-roller conveyor transports picked orders to an ergonomic pack-out area. A hand-held RF system directs picking activities. The new 3-level picking-module houses the required SKU's effectively in the available cube space. Orders are picked efficiently and accurately.