viastore SYSTEMS offers waveless picking, considered the evolution of wave picking. A ‘wave” is a grouping or batch of work released for picking based on common parameters. A wave may be organized around common stock keeping units (SKUs), commonality in the locations SKUs are stored within, shipping deadlines, common carriers, and common sorting or kitting processes the batch of work needs to flow through.
The key benefit of waveless is flexibility. Because work is not batched together in a wave, any order, item, or task entering the system is available for picking or other processing. This helps both throughput and efficiency. There is greater throughput because the distribution center is able to accommodate high priority orders on the fly, and doesn’t experience a diminished productivity curve at the end of waves. And because waveless doesn’t put limits on what can be picked or processed in other ways by considering only the pool of tasks within a wave, the density of potential picks increases, which helps cut travel time. The result is that pickers, packers and automated equipment can handle more tasks in less time.
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About viastore SYSTEMS, Inc.
For over 40 years, viastore SYSTEMS, Inc. has been a leading international provider of automated material handling solutions including AS/RS (automated storage and retrieval systems) and conveyor systems, warehouse management systems software, material flow and process controls, and integrated SAP logistics solutions. The company employs over 470 people worldwide and has annual sales of over $140 Million. viastore’s focus is on consulting and planning, together with the implementation and constant improvement of intralogistics solutions with locations in Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Russia, China, Croatia, Turkey, Poland, Israel, Ukraine, Sweden, and Brazil.
viastore SYSTEMS, with North American headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI, (www.us.viastore.com) is an integrated and certified partner for all major ERP system database and operating system suppliers such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. viastore SYSTEMS earned a return spot on Food Logistics’ 2015 FL100+ list of software and technology providers whose products and solutions are key to the global food supply chain. viastore SYSTEMS is a proud member of MHI.
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Company Name: Viastore Systems Inc.
Contact Person: Jason Perks
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Address:4890 Kendrick Street SE
City: Grand Rapids
Country: United States