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Why a Split Case Picking System is the Best Order Fulfillment System

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Why a Split Case Picking System is the Best Order Fulfillment System

Split case picking is the most accurate way for businesses to complete their order fulfillment responsibilities. In this type of system, each item is manually picked from a storage box or open case. If this sounds familiar to you, you may have heard the terms each-pick or piece picking operations used instead, as these words refer to the same type of system as split case picking. Usually, a split case picking system will be used to fulfill orders for a company that has a large amount of SKUs, as many as five figures worth, but low pick amounts, meaning orders only include one or two items. 

Split case picking is a reliable option that is the typical system used by most warehouses around the world today. A pick list is simply printed and used by the worker to guide the pick process, making it a simple operation that results in a low amount of errors. These pick lists are used a second time during the packing and shipping phase to further confirm the correct item(s) were picked. 

An obvious benefit is that this is the simplest picking system a warehouse can use, which results in a low amount of errors - keeping your customers happy. It is also an inexpensive operation, which makes it a strong contender to consider if your operation has recently expanded, or you are looking to utilize a new system. Lastly, the use of a split case system requires very minimal technology. This makes training employees to work within the system fast and easy. It also means there is a lower start-up cost to get your split case system up and running, as new technology will not have to be invested in. 

You should use a split case system if you need an affordable and simple order fulfillment system. 


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