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Real-Time Control Speeds Customer Orders Through The DC


Managing DC processes in Real-Time provides greater Operational Flexibility

 
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Going back a few years, DC mangers had to wait until the end of the day to find out if they hit their target numbers – too late to do anything about it. Now, with real-time performance displays, managers can see whether they are hitting the numbers incrementally throughout the day, and if not, what areas are falling behind. This then allows management to adjust operations by using the real-time information to balance demand for products with the resources and workload in the facility to quickly get back on track.

The primary functions of the DC have always been receiving, putaway, picking, packing, and shipping. That’s not going to change. However, for many logistics companies real-time order processing is impacting the way those functions are executed.

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Cliff Holste is SCDigest's Material Handling Editor,
and author of our Sorting it Out Column/Blog
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