Examine your current procedures and brainstorm ideas with your teams to find solutions to reduce the number of times they deal with these double-handling culprits, or even whether you can eliminate them all together. For example, does a team member pick a product and then pass it to another team member to pack it? Instead, can it be picked and packed in the one step?
If your team members need to go to a central labelling station to print and collect labels, this will create a lot of wasted time: time-in-motion to get the labels, waiting-time while team members socialise at the printer, as well as potential errors if the wrong label from a pre-printed batch of labels is applied to a picked product.
A simple way to reduce this wasted time is to consider using mobile label printers and move to labelling just-in-time (when you pick the item). Cutting out double-handling will save you time, improve the workday and more importantly help your customer.
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